The Milwaukee Brewers' tough week for injuries continues to get worse.
In the top of the second inning against San Francisco on Saturday, shortstop Alex Gonzalez left the game after he slid into second base, turning his right knee on the base while stealing.
Gonzalez was called safe on the steal but jammed his foot into the base on a late slide. He immediately spun flat on his stomach and pounded his helmet into the dirt while writhing in pain. Gonzalez, 35, had to be helped off the field by Brewers manager Ron Roenicke and athletic trainer Dan Wright.
He had an MRI on his knee after leaving the game, and the Brewers announced shortly after their loss to the Giants that he will join center fielder Carlos Gomez (hamstring) on the 15-day DL starting Sunday. In place of Gomez and Gonzalez, the Brewers will call up infielders Taylor Green and Edwin Maysonet from Triple-A Nashville. The move also prompted the team to put first baseman Mat Gamel, who tore his ACLearlier in the week,o...