Bad Time for Brewers to Get Bit by Injury Bug
Milwaukee Brewers will make the final decision on their roster in the next couple of days. Wade Miley was one of the players that would likely be on the bubble for making the roster. There’s still a great debate on who the fourth and fifth starter will be for the Brewers as Craig Counsell has not defined that part of the rotation. Miley suffered a groin injury in yesterday’s Spring Training game, and to add to pain, Boone Logan, Milwaukee’s lefty reliever they acquired this offseason, also went down with an arm injury. Usually, these are not good signs for pitchers, and it leaves Counsell with an interesting decision on his hands.
From the reports, Miley and Brent Suter were likely the two favorites to break camp in the rotation. Miley does have a groin strain which usually isn’t a one week injury and you’re back on your feet. It could be something that leads to him being out of the rotation for two or three weeks at the start of the season. It’s also an awkward situation for Miley as today is a decision day for him. He could ask for his release if the Brewers do not promise him a spot on the Opening Day roster since he’s on a minor league deal. My thought is the Brewers would not cut him loose considering he’s had a strong Spring and might be a starter for this team. Yet if they feel this injury could linger, they may decide it’s not worth putting him on the 40-man roster.
Logan’s injury is an arm one, and he left immediately from the game. That hurts the team. People thought Logan would be bridge the gap against lefties, and basically ensure that Josh Hader was not going to get brought in for one batter then exit which infuriated many including myself. If Logan goes down for the year, it’s going to mean more from Hader and Milwaukee likely adding a young pitcher to their bullpen. I don’t think it affects Milwaukee’s plan to only have four bench players and eight bullpen arms. It’s a bummer if Logan is hurt for awhile as he definitely had a role with this team.