Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron Roenicke was taken to an emergency room in Chicago on Tuesday morning, according to WTMJ Radio in Milwaukee.Roenicke's wife told the station that that his back "froze up" around 5:30 a.m. in his hotel room and that he was unable to make his usual radio appearance.
It has not been disclosed whether Roenicke has a history of back problems, though he has never missed a Brewers game with that condition. It is uncertain whether he will be able to manage Tuesday night's game against the Cubs.
Roenicke's health issue is the latest in a long line for the Brewers so far this season.First baseman Corey Hart was placed on the 60-day DL on Monday as he comes back from January knee surgery, third baseman Aramis Ramirez is on the 15-day DL with a sprained left knee, and long reliever Chris Narveson is on the 15-day DL with a sprained middle finger. Left fielder Ryan Braun (neck) and shortstop Jean Segura (quad) have both been out of the lineup in recent days.
Roenicke is in his third year as Brewers manager and is only the third Milwaukee skipper to post back-to-back winning records in full seasons. His 2011 team won the Brewers' first division title in 19 years and set a franchise record for victories.