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With first baseman Mat Gamel now presumably out for the season with what is reported to be a torn ACL, the Brewers called up utility infielder Brooks Conrad on Thursday from Triple-A Nashville to fill the newly opened roster spot.
Conrad spent the last three seasons with the Atlanta Braves, where he played in 225 games at the major league level. At first base, however, Conrad has just one start in that span.
To prepare for time at first base, Conrad did start at the position in Nashville on Wednesday night. In 15 games playing for the Sounds, he was very hot at the plate, batting .400 with five home runs and 13 RBI.
While Conrad is expected to play some at first base, the Brewers could also slot right fielder Corey Hart at the spot. That move would allow Brewers manager Ron Roenicke to give more playing time to one of Milwaukees three center fielders.
Conrads call-up will likely mean Gamel will be placed on the 60-day DL, allowing for Conrad to be added to the 40-man roster.
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After landing awkwardly on his knee going for a foul ball in the first inning, first baseman Mat Gamel left the game in the top of the 2nd inning.
Gamel looked like he was in serious pain after planting on his right knee, coming up lame. Writhing on the ground, he was examined by head athletic trainer Dan Wright. Upon talking to Wright, Gamel decided to play through any pain for...
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The cause for concern regarding Mat Gamel's injured right knee is great enough that the Brewers are flying him back to Milwaukee for further examination.
The team announced Wednesday that Gamel will return home to be examined by Brewers head physician William Raasch.
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Milwaukee Brewers 1B Mat Gamel left the game Tuesday night in San Diego after one inning with what was described as a twisted right knee. Gamel's knee appeared to buckle just before he crashed into the padded wall chasing a foul pop in the bottom of the first inning. Gamel finished
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The after effects of first baseman Mat Gamel's season-ending injury continued to sweep through the organization Friday, as reliever Zach Braddock was released to make room for Brooks Conrad, the team's latest call-up.
Gamel's injury prompted the Brewers to call up Conrad, who was not on the 40-man roster. And in order to fit Conrad, without putting Gamel on the 60-day...
Milwaukee area radio host Doug Russell has tweeted that Brewers first baseman Mat Gamel has torn his ACL, and will likely miss the rest of the season. Russell later tweeted that Brewers right fielder Corey Hart was taking pregame defense lessons at first base.
This seems like terrible news for the Brewers on the surface, but is it really that bad?. Gamel was deemed the replacement...
Photo: CBS SportsAfter tearing a ligament in his knee last night, Mat Gamel is headed for surgery, and will probably miss the rest of this season. This puts the Brewers right back where they were three months ago, when Prince Fielder signed with the Tigers and the team had no first baseman.If you take a closer look, though, this loss might even be more problematic. Gamel...
Photo: Jeff Hanisch - US PresswireThe Brewers called up infielder Brooks Conrad from Nashville today, replacing the injured Mat Gamel. Conrad didn't have a spot on the 40-man roster, so somebody had to go. As a result, the club released left-handed reliever Zack Braddock, bringing an end (at least in Milwaukee) to what was once a very promising career. This move comes as a big...