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Travis Shaw exits Brewers vs. Reds game with a dislocated shoulder

Injuries continue to hamper the Brewers’ lineup

MLB: Milwaukee Brewers at Cincinnati Reds Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports

Travis Shaw left this evening’s game against the Cincinnati Reds with what appeared to be a significant injury. Word from the Brewers’ organization is that he dislocated his left shoulder.

The injury came when Shaw dived for a ball hit down the third base line by Jonathan India in the bottom of the second inning. After his dive, he lay on the field in obvious pain as training staff, coaches, and players surrounded him. While a cart was brought onto the field, Shaw did leave by walking off the field albeit with the help of training staff securing his arm and shoulder as he walked.

Shaw has had an up and down season to this point. Shaw’s offensive output in 2021 has been less than stellar as he has been hitting below the Mendoza line. Coming into tonight’s action his slash line was .192/.280/.339. That said, he has come up with some big hits and some big defensive contributions this season.

How long Shaw will be out is unknown at this point. Depending on the severity of the injury, Shaw could be out for a few weeks or a few months. Answers will likely come over the next few days.

This is bad news for a Brewers team that has been dealing with a plethora of injuries all season long. Couple that with the announcement that Lorenzo Cain is not likely to get back into a Brewers’ uniform until the first of June, and Milwaukee will missing a couple of veterans that bring a lot on and off the field.