Travis Shaw was down on the field for several minutes last night and eventually had to be helped off the field after a play at third base which resulted in a dislocated shoulder. Following the conclusion of the contest between the Milwaukee Brewers and Cincinnati Reds, manager Craig Counsell told reporters that Shaw’s shoulder had to be popped back into the joint and he’d undergo more testing. “It’s not going to be a couple of days...Another player is going to get an opportunity to step up.”
This morning, the Brewers recalled reliever Patrick Weigel to take Shaw’s place on the roster and he has been officially placed on the Injured List.
3B/1B Travis Shaw has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a dislocated left shoulder. RHP Patrick Weigel has been recalled from Triple-A Nashville. pic.twitter.com/KUynwULxTq— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) June 10, 2021
The Brewers are in the midst of a long stretch of games as their next off-day isn’t until June 24th, so for the time being carrying an extra bullpen arm seems sensible. Weigel has already made three appearances for the big league Brewers this year, allowing a pair of earned runs across 4.0 innings with 4 walks but 9 strikeouts. With Triple-A Nashville, he’s yielded 5 runs in 7.1 innings with an 8:8 K/BB.
Shaw hadn’t exactly been swinging a strong stick in 2021, batting .191/.279/.337 in 202 plate appearances for a 69 OPS+, but he was second on the team with 28 RBI. For now it sounds like Luis Urias will get the opportunity to play regularly at third base. Jace Peterson gets the start today at second base and seems likely to see time at that position along with Daniel Robertson and Pablo Reyes until Kolten Wong is ready to return from his oblique injury.
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