Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Sal Frelick was a late scratch from the starting lineup on Tuesday night during the team’s opening game against the Minnesota Twins. The team had an off day on Monday after completing a series sweep against the Texas Rangers, but during Sunday’s finale Sal Frelick sat out of the game due to a hamstring issue that was presented the night before when he was trying to beat out a ground ball. Two days later it appears his hamstring is not good enough to be in the starting lineup despite initially being placed on the lineup card.
Sal Frelick was a late scratch from the Milwaukee Brewers starting lineup against the Minnesota Twins.
Prior to the game starting manager Craig Counsell issued the following regarding the health of Sal Frelick.
“He felt good yesterday, felt good coming in today. Tested him earlier today and felt good, so all good.”
This statement contraindicates what we are seeing in real time, which is Sal Frelick remaining out of the lineup due to a bad right hamstring. More than likely this means that the Brewers still believe that this soft tissue issue remains minor, but a team representative has not confirmed this since he was scratched from the lineup.
Milwaukee has another off day on Thursday, so it’s possible that he sits out both of the games against the Twins and then looks to resume game action against the San Diego Padres this weekend.
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