A game removed from an emotional return to St. Louis, Brewers second basemen Kolten Wong as been placed on the injured list with an oblique injury. Utility infielder Jace Peterson gets promoted as a result and Bobby Wahl was placed on the 60 day injured list in order to make room on the 40 man roster for Robertson.
2B Kolten Wong placed on the 10-day injured list with a left oblique strain.
INF/OF Jace Peterson selected from the Alternate Training Site.
RHP Bobby Wahl transferred to the 60-day injured list. pic.twitter.com/ZonPbjzVlc
— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) April 10, 2021
Peterson, who appeared in 26 games for the Brewers last season, has the ability to play around the infield. With Wong out, Peterson and teammate Daniel Robertson are the favorites to share time at second base for the near future. Recently acquired Dee Strange-Gordon could be in the mix as well.
Another option is that Craig Counsell could elect to temporarily move Keston Hiura back to second base. This move would allow Dan Vogelbach to play first base and on paper would strengthen the Brewers offense.
It may be better for Hiura’s development to not shuffle around the infield, but with the way our offense has been performing so far inserting Vogelbach into the lineup may provide a much needed spark.
For today, Hiura will remain at first base.
Hiura stays at first, Jace Peterson gets right into the lineup at second base with Kolten Wong down. https://t.co/dRJcE9IcQm
— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) April 10, 2021
No matter what happens while Wong is on the injured list, they will miss his presence. It certainly is not the start we had envisioned to Wong’s Brewers career, but this is the type of injury that you do not want to linger deeper into the season.
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