The Milwaukee Brewers are currently facing the real possibility of operating long term without Garrett Mitchell in center field. Mitchell sustained an injury to his labrum while diving into third base against the Seattle Mariners. His injury is likely to require surgery, but he has a second opinion scheduled for Monday April 24 in Los Angeles.
With Mitchell out, Joey Wiemer is in line to get a lot of playing time in center field. Blake Perkins could see opportunities as well along with Owen Miller. The Brewers had him play that position frequently during spring training. They also could be receiving Tyrone Taylor back in the not too distant future for he is set to begin a minor league rehab stint as soon as Tuesday April 25.
Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Tyrone Taylor is scheduled to begin a Minor League rehab stint on Tuesday April 25.
Tyrone Taylor has been out with an elbow injury. He did not participate in any spring training games for he flared up the elbow upon starting up camp. Eventually he underwent a plasma rich platelet injection followed by a period of rest. He now has progressed his baseball activity enough that if all goes well over the weekend he could begin a minor league rehab stint with the Nashville Sounds.
Craig Counsell was asked about how long Tyrone Taylor would spend on the rehab stint. He responded by saying, “This is the start of Spring Training for him, and there’s an injury, so we have to let him play and let him get into playing shape where he’s able to come here and play and has the number of at bats under his belt. There’s not a certain number, but he’s not going to play two games in Nashville.”
The Brewers could certainly utilize Tyrone Taylor sooner rather than later. It’s possible that Sal Frelick gets a promotion while Taylor is on his rehab assignment, but Frelick is currently on the injured list with a thumb injury. For now it is likely that Joey Wiemer continues to start near every day in center field.
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