The injury bug continues to feast upon the Brewers. Less than a month after he returned from a hamstring strain, the club placed Hunter Renfroe on the injured list with a left calf strain. Pablo Reyes was recalled from Triple-A Nashville in a corresponding move.
OF Hunter Renfroe placed on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to 6/23, with a left calf strain.— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) June 26, 2022
INF/OF Pablo Reyes recalled from Triple-A Nashville. pic.twitter.com/KuPxTEY6uU
Renfroe has arguably been Milwaukee’s best bat this season. His 116 wRC+ is best among the team’s everyday players, and his 13 home runs rank second on the roster.
Both of Renfroe’s lower body injuries have occurred when he was getting into a groove at the plate. When he injured his hamstring in late May, he was slashing .395/.419/.684 in his last 11 games. His calf strain occurred during the series against the Cardinals after he had homered in three straight games against the Reds.
While the hamstring injury proved to be minor with a quick recovery time, he could be facing a more extended absence this time around. Renfroe expressed a desire to return to play as soon as possible but also revealed that an MRI revealed more damage than he and the team initially suspected.
All you need to know about Hunter Renfroe’s calf injury. He said an MRI showed more damage than they originally thought. pic.twitter.com/YHI1URAkP7— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) June 26, 2022
While Renfroe is sidelined, Tyrone Taylor figures to shift to right field on a more regular basis, and Jonathan Davis will get more reps in center field.
This will be Reyes’ second stint with the Brewers this season. He previously got into four games in early June when the Brewers dealt with injuries to Willy Adames, Luis Urias and Mike Brosseau. He’s slashed .286/.333/.286 (78 wRC+).