The Brewers and a list of strange injuries

Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

The Brewers have had their share of strange injuries. Here's a quick timeline of those.

Saturday's injury to Jean Segura is just one of many strange injuries that have happens to the Brewers in the last several years. What have the Brewers dealt with over those years? Here's a list of some of the stranger injuries that the Brewers have dealt with. (Thanks to the postgame comments from yesterday for some suggestions.)

  • Spring Training 1986: A gas explosion in the Brewers new spring training clubhouse injured several players and coaches. While no one was killed from the incident, a few people were in serious condition after the explosion. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel looked back on the incident a few years ago.
  • Spring Training 1994: Pitcher Steve Sparks attempts to tear a phone book in half during spring training. He ends up dislocating him shoulder and misses time due to it, preventing him from making the team out of spring training.
  • July 9, 2003: During the sausage race, Randall Simon of the Pittsburgh Pirates swings a bat at the head of the Italian racing sausage, knocking the Italian and Hot Dog down. Simon was arrested for assault but the charges were later dropped. He returned to Miller Park as a member of the Cubs later that year and bought sausages for a section of the park.
  • June 25, 2006: Matt Wise is day-to-day for a few days after an injury in Kansas City.  He cut his middle finger on a pair of salad tongs.  He missed a few days while he recovered, and returned to action four days later.
  • August 3, 2009: Corey Hart is placed on the DL following an appendectomy. He had thought he had eaten some bad food, but when stomach pains didn't go away, he went to the hospital and ended up having his appendix removed. He missed just over a month as he recovered from the procedure.
  • March 30, 2010: Jeff Suppan starts the season on the DL with a sore neck.  While this injury isn't significant by itself, during his rehab it was reported that his recovery was hindered when he used a rolled-up towel as a pillow because the pillows in his condo were not comfortable. Suppan missed the first two weeks of the season and returned in mid-April.
  • March 9, 2011: Zack Greinke was shut down in spring training due to a fractured rib. He injured the rib in a game of pickup basketball in the first week of spring training. Greinke missed the first month of the season with the injury and made his debut in the first week of May.
  • August 10, 2011: Chris Narveson is placed on the DL with a left thumb laceration. He cut his thumb while trying to repair his baseball glove with scissors. The thumb required stiches, but he only missed about two starts and a minimum 15-day DL trip.
  • May 1, 2012: Mat Gamel tears his ACL on an attempt to catch a foul ball. His foot was caught under padding causing his knee to twist in an odd direction. He missed the rest of 2012 because of the injury, then all of 2013 when he re-tore the same ACL.  He was signed by the Braves in spring training 2014 but was released after he injured his knee in workouts.
  • May 29, 2012: Jonathan Lucroy is placed on the DL with a broken right hand. The injury came when a suitcase was dropped on his hand accidentally by his wife. He ended up missing two months and a total of 50 games.
  • January 2013: Corey Hart has right knee surgery in the offseason. He is expected to return a month or so into the season, but his recovery continues to hit setbacks. Eventually, he needs surgery on his left knee and misses all of 2013.
  • March 6, 2013: GM Doug Melvin ends up in the emergency room after being stung by a scorpion that he tried to get rid of in his Arizona condo. He was treated at the hospital and monitored for several hours, but returned to work the next morning.
  • March 12, 2014: Reports come out that Francisco Rodriguez's spring debut will be delayed due to a foot injury. While walking barefoot in the backyard of the house he was staying at in Arizona, he stepped on a cactus and several spines lodged into his foot. His debut was pushed back a few days and trainers were pulling spines out of his foot for a few weeks afterwards.
  • April 26, 2014: While walking in the dugout, Jean Segura walks into Ryan Braun's bat as he is stretching before his at-bat. Segura was helped into the dugout and taken to the hospital, where he needed stitches. He is currently day-to-day, and it is believed that he will not need a DL trip.

Are there any more strange injuries that you recall happening to the Brewers?  Talk about them in the comments below.

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