By a fluke two Milwaukee Brewers outfielders were injured on the same day in April. In the big leagues Garrett Mitchell injured his shoulder sliding into third base and was then removed later in the game after being in clear pain after a throw from the outfield. Down in the farm, at Triple-A, prospect Sal Frelick injured his thumb. Both players ended up needing surgery for their injuries.
For Garrett Mitchell the Brewers have indicated that his season is likely over. On the other hand Sal Frelick was given a 6-8 week timeline. Fast forward to Memorial Day weekend and he is now five weeks out from surgery and is gearing up to get back into game action.
Milwaukee Brewers farm director Tom Flanagan provides an update on Sal Frelick.
Per the reporting of Adam McCalvy, Sal Frelick is on track with the 6-8 week timeline and has resumed light baseball activity. His source was farm director Tom Flanagan.
“Frelick recently resumed some light baseball activities. He will probably play some games in Arizona (Milwaukee’s Arizona Complex League affiliate opens on June 5) before returning to action for Nashville.”
Prior to getting injured Sal Frelick appeared in 15 games with the Nashville Sounds. He was off to a bit of a slow start as he had a .232/.317/.321 slash line, but this is still within a very small sample size. If he can string together a few good weeks or months of games the Brewers could consider promoting him to the big leagues this year yet.
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