On Thursday Brewers presumed starting center fielder Garrett Mitchell was removed from a spring training game with hamstring tightness. At the time the Brewers said the move was precautionary and that opening day was not in jeopardy. Today, manager Craig Counsell backed that statement up by indicating that Garrett Mitchell should return to game action after the teams off day next Tuesday.
Winker in LF, Miller in CF.
Counsell said they are just being cautious with Mitchell and he’ll be back in game action after the off day Tuesday. https://t.co/EwHuQGPaoR
— Dominic Cotroneo (@Dom_Cotroneo) March 11, 2023
The Brewers provided a good injury update on Garrett Mitchell.
Craig Counsell also indicated in his most recent update on Garrett Mitchell that there was no need for imaging on Garrett Mitchell’s hamstring. All of this is good news and it sounds like he will return to game action on Wednesday March 15. That will equate to six days of rest since being removed for precautionary reasons.
With Garrett Mitchell out, utility player Owen Miller has been getting reps in center field for the only other available outfielder on the 40-man roster capable of playing center field is Blake Perkins. Currently other center fielders in Tyrone Taylor and Sal Frelick are unavailable. Taylor is dealing with an elbow injury that is expected to keep him out of game action for the first month of the season and Frelick is currently playing for Team Italy in the World Baseball Classic.
Miller, a Wisconsin native, is having a great spring so far and it appears the Brewers want him to gain center field experience in case of an emergency during the season.
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