(Hunter Morris; Jordan Megenhardt/MLB.com)
In January I posted about Corey Hart’s injury and what it meant for the Brewers. I wrote a lot about how Mat Gamel would once again take the role as the starting first-baseman with the absence of Hart. Even though I really wasn’t a huge fan of Gamel because he really didn’t prove much with his short stints in Milwaukee, I was still optimistic about his future with the team. That optimism went out the window early Monday morning when Tom Haudricourt reported that Mat Gamel would miss the entire season with a torn ACL.
It really shouldn’t surprise anybody that Gamel is again sidelined with an injury because he’s had a worse injury history than Ben Sheets, but this is probably the worst possible time for him. He had that second opportunity to prove that he can be counted on as the future first-baseman of the team. However, after this injury it’s doubtful we’ll ever see him back as a starter after two straight ACL injuries.