MILWAUKEE -- A pair of Brewers recovering from major injuries were given a good prognosis from team doctors Sunday in physicals that took place prior to Brewers On Deck.
First baseman Mat Gamel and left-hander Chris Narveson both were examined by team physician Dr. William Raasch and the outlook is positive for both to head into spring training with no restrictions.
Gamel recovering from a torn ACL suffered May 1 of last season in San Diego will get a chance to win back his starting first baseman's job while Corey Hart recovers from knee surgery.
"The only thing Gamel hasn't done yet is get on a field and play," Brewers assistant general manager Gord Ash said. "In terms of his health, he's ready to go."
The Brewers will limit the running Gamel does during spring training just to be careful, but he won't be limited in drill work. The original plan was to work Gamel in the outfield and at third base during spring training, but Hart's injury forces plans to change slightly.