Brewers put Wong on injured list, recall Peterson

Brewers put Wong on injured list, recall Peterson

2021-04-10 15:32:22

The Milwaukee Brewers will be without any of their major acquisitions for a while.

Second baseman Kolten Wong was played on Saturday's 10-day injured list due to a sore left slant.

Wong aggravated the injury in Thursday's game against St. Louis, saying he was unable to complete a swing when facing Cardinals reliever Andrew Miller.

Wong, who had a tearful reunion with Cardinals fans prior to his first record appearance, was removed from the game and replaced by Daniel Robertson.

After spending eight seasons in St. Louis, the two-time Gold Glove winner signed with Milwaukee this past off-season. He had only two basehits in 19 at-bats, although he was free five times (.346 on-base percentage), with no extr-abase hits and one steal in the Brewers' first seven games.

To replace Wong on the roster, veteran Jace Peterson was recalled from the alternate venue. The lefthanded batter appeared in 26 games for the Brewers in 2020 and owned a .200 / .393 / .356 slash while playing right field, left field, first base and second base. He was in second place for only 15 innings last season, but played 286 games second in his seven-year career, the most he has played in any position.

Robertson and Peterson could come in second in the absence of Wong, or Keston Hiura could slide back from first base. Peterson starts at second base in Saturday's line-up in St. Louis, while Hiura remains first.

Reliever Bobby Wahl was moved to the 60-day injured list to make way for Peterson on the 40-man roster.


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