Just when Milwaukee's road trip couldn't seem to get any longer, shortstop Alex Gonzalez slid into second base, turning his knee awkwardly Saturday in San Francisco. He rolled over, writhing in pain at the base and the Brewers promptly put Gonzalez on the 15-day DL.
On Monday, the Brewers announced that Gonzalez's injury was much more serious than that.
According to a tweet from the Brewers, Gonzalez's MRI confirmed that he had torn his ACL in his right knee the second torn ACL for a Brewer in just one week (first baseman Mat Gamel is the other).
He'll have one week of treatment before surgery is considered, the Brewers said, but the prognosis isn't good for a team that was ravaged by injuries since leaving Milwaukee for a nine-game road trip at the end of April. Now, Gonzalez, Gamel, pitchers Chris Narveson and Brandon Kintzler, and center fielder Carlos Gomez are all on the disabled list.
Gonzalez was batting .259 with four homers and 15 RBI in 24 games as the Brewers' shorts...