Milwaukee Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez underwent an
MRI on his knee yesterday to help determine if he’d require a stint on the disabled
list. Following the exam, he expressed relief as the MRI confirmed that his
right knee is sprained and not more damaged than initially thought, according
to Adam McCalvy of MLB.com.
Gomez had been experiencing mixed results after suffering his knee injury while making an impressive catch the other night. This caused
the Brewers to request the MRI exam to determine if the damage was worse than
initially thought. Fortunately for Gomez and Milwaukee, the initial diagnosis
"I feel worse today, but it's because of the swelling
and the new injury," Gomez said. "It's something that feels really
bad one day, and then the next day, you feel really good. You can recover real
fast, because there's not any damage to anything. That's really good
While the results represented good news, Gomez continued to
move around the Brewers’ clubhouse on crutches yesterday, making it clear that
he’s still multiple days away from returning. The club is considering him day
to day, but Ron Roenicke told reporters that he felt a wave of relief when more
extensive damage wasn’t uncovered.
For the time being, Milwaukee doesn’t believe Gomez will
require time on the DL. While the Brewers won’t rush Gomez back, considering
their place in the standings, he has been an integral part to the limited success
the team has had this season. Over 460 plate appearances, the 27-year-old hit
.288/.339/.519 with 25 doubles, nine triples, 18 home runs to go with 30 stolen
bases in 36 attempts.
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