Avisail Garcia Out of Brewers Lineup After Suffering Injury

Milwaukee Brewers right fielder Avisail Garcia is out of the lineup on Thursday due to an injury.
Milwaukee Brewers right fielder Avisail Garcia is out of the lineup on Thursday due to an injury. / John Fisher/Getty Images

The Milwaukee Brewers have struggled with injuries throughout the 2021 season, and they got another scare on Wednesday after right fielder Avisail Garcia was hit by a pitch. He couldn't finish his first-inning at-bat and was forced to leave the game, though X-rays didn't reveal anything major.

The 30-year-old will take a seat on Thursday against the Chicago Cubs.

Avisail Garcia Injury

There doesn't appear to be much concern surrounding Garcia, which is great news. He's been diagnosed with a bruised left hand, and tests after the game would've revealed anything major. Instead, he gets a much-needed day off to rest.

Garcia has been a huge source of production for Milwaukee this year. He's racked up 20 home runs and 69 RBI while slashing .266/.330/.476 across 102 games.

The Brewers certainly don't need to rush anything with their starter. They have an 8.0-game lead for first place in the NL Central, giving them some cushion to weather through absences in their current lineup.

Milwaukee is a massive favorite at -1150 to win the division, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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