The Milwaukee Brewers won a nail biting game late Tuesday night by a score of 6-5 as their contest against the Seattle Marines went into the 11th inning. Unfortunately not all of their players finished the game healthy as rookie outfielder Garrett Mitchell was removed in the bottom of the 10th after sustaining a shoulder injury as a base runner earlier in the inning.
Garrett Mitchell left the Milwaukee Brewers vs Seattle Mariners game with a shoulder injury.
Mitchell, who started the 10th inning off as the “ghost” or “zombie” runner at second base, was injured sliding head first into third base. A ground ball was hit at Mariners first baseman Ty France who then elected to try and throw Mitchell out at third base.
With having great speed Mitchell was able to avoid being tagged out at third base, but he over slid the bag. He was able to get a hand back on but he came up in clear discomfort. The medical staff would look at him, but he remained in the game.
During the bottom of the 10th inning, he caught a fly ball in center field that required a throw to home plate. As soon as he released the ball he was in clear agony. The medical staff then came out and removed him from the game.
During Craig Counsell’s post game press conference he indicated that it is a right shoulder issue for Garrett Mitchell. He says that Mitchell felt the shoulder subluxing and will get checked out by doctors tomorrow.
Craig Counsell on Garrett Mitchell: “It’s a right shoulder issue. He’ll fly back with us tomorrow and get checked out by the doctors. He felt the subluxing on the throw (in the 10th). That’s all we know right now.”
— Todd Rosiak (@Todd_Rosiak) April 19, 2023
If Garrett Mitchell has to miss time and be placed on the injured list, it’s possible that they call up another outfielder in his absence. Tyrone Taylor is also currently injured which means that Blake Perkins is the only other outfielder available on the 40-man roster. If prospect Sal Frelick were to get promoted a corresponding roster move would have to occur.
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