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Braves release Mat Gamel after he reinjures knee

There are players with bad luck, and then there's Mat Gamel. As reported by David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Atlanta Braves released the former Milwaukee Brewers player on Thursday after the 28-year-old reinjured his right knee, which has been surgically repaired twice in the last two years after consecutive ACL tears.O'Brien writes that Gamel suffered...
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February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers' Mat Gamel claimed by rival Cubs

Once considered one of the team's top prospects, Mat Gamel's time with the Milwaukee Brewers has come to an end. A day after the team placed him on waivers, the first baseman was claimed by the Chicago Cubs. Gamel, 28, hasn't played since May of 2012 because of two different ACL tears in his right knee. Drafted by the Brewers in the fourth round of the 2005 draft, Gamel...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
October 03, 2013  |  Discuss

What Are Brewers' Best Options at First with Gamel Out?

(Hunter Morris; Jordan Megenhardt/ 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...
Via Brewers Bar
February 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Mat Gamel Tweaks Knee, Brewers Depth Gets Thinner

 Corey Harts' recent knee surgery meant the Milwaukee Brewers were going to spend spring training looking for someone to tend to first base until their slugger returns.  Mat Gamel is one of the primary people being offered that opportunity, but coming off his own knee surgery, Gamel hit an obstacle, forcing him off the field today. Gamel, 27, is well on his way...
Via MLB Injury News
February 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Gamel undergoes successful knee surgery

After tearing his ACL chasing a foul pop-up in San Diego on May 1, likely ending his season, Brewers first baseman Mat Gamel underwent successful surgery on his right knee Tuesday morning, according to a tweet from the Brewers. Brewers team doctor William Raasch performed the procedure. Gamel had expressed his urgency to get surgery through Twitter a few days ago, as he waited...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
May 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Brewer’s Mat Gamel is done for 2012

After leaving Tuesday night’s game against San Diego, the worst was feared for Brewers first baseman Mat Gamel. Gamel banged his right knee on the low wall at Petco Park chasing down a Nick Hundley foul ball in the first inning. Please click the link below to read the rest of this story.
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May 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Brewers' Gamel injures right knee

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...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
May 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Gamel, Brewers adjusting to roles post-Fielder

MILWAUKEE Reporters huddled in front of Mat Gamel's locker Friday evening, and the questions regarding the "Prince formerly known as a Brewer" seemed inevitable. After tallying two hits in his first Opening Day start, Gamel was asked about the importance of his performance given the man whose shoes he'd now be filling in Milwaukee. "Who's shoes am I...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
April 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Gamel ready to cement status as MLB slugger

Mat Gamel has seen sporadic action with the Brewers since 2008. But make no mistake: 2012 is his time. With Prince Fielder now in Detroit, Milwaukee's starting first base spot is Gamel's. And, the 26-year-old sounds ready to seize the moment. Saturday served as evidence, as Gamel clubbed a grand slam and a solo home run, as the Brewers beat a Padres split squad 10-7. ...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
March 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Brewers' Gamel eager to seize opportunity

MILWAUKEE After years of waiting, a couple of false starts and a position change, Mat Gamel is finally getting his chance with the Milwaukee Brewers.Gamel, 26, was the Brewers' fourth-round selection (115th overall) in the 2005 Major League Baseballdraft and quickly established himself as one of the top prospects in a stacked Milwaukee system.He's terrorized minor league...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
January 31, 2012  |  Discuss
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