Milwaukee Brewers rookie relief pitcher Abner Uribe has been nothing but impressive since his call up in early July. It did not take the flamethrower long to become one of Craig Counsell’s high leverage arms and this season he has a 1.38 ERA over 26 innings pitched with 31 strikeouts, one save, and seven holds. Going forward he should play a big role in how the Brewers do in the post season, so when the medical staff visited him on the pitching mound Friday night against the Washington Nationals it was a very suspenseful moment.
Abner Uribe had the Milwaukee Brewers medical staff look at his shoulder during the Washington Nationals game, but he avoided a major injury.
While working in the eighth inning of a one run ballgame Abner Uribe got the second out of the inning off a ground out to the shortstop. After the out was recorded he was seen grimacing and grabbing the front part of his throwing shoulder. This is when the Brewers medical staff came out to the mound.
During the medical evaluation teammate Willy Adames appeared to be doing the translating and asked Abner Uribe several times, “are you good?” He received a look straight into the eyes from Craig Counsell, convinced him that he was good, threw one warm up pitch, and then finished the inning with no obvious dip in velocity or change in command.
After the game the indication from Craig Counsell was that Abner Uribe had a cramp and that there was no concern. This is very reassuring for in years past injuries had hindered his development in the minor leagues. Historically his knee had been the biggest issue for him in which he had surgery on it a few years ago.
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