Brewers Outfield Suffers Devastating Injury Blow

Tyler Maher
The Milwaukee Brewers suffered a devastating injury blow to their outfield.
The Milwaukee Brewers suffered a devastating injury blow to their outfield. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

March is not off to a good start for the Milwaukee Brewers.

The Brewers got a brutal injury update on Wednesday when it was announced that they'll be without a starting outfielder to begin the season.

Brewers Injury News

Milwaukee revealed that outfielder Tyrone Taylor got a PRP injection in his elbow and will be shut down from baseball activities for at least three weeks. Not only will he miss Opening Day on March 30, but he may be sidelined for all of April as well, according to manager Craig Counsell.

This is a tough break for the 29-year-old, who was expected to be the Brewers' starting right fielder to open the season. Taylor has emerged as a quality outfielder since debuting with Milwaukee in 2019, batting .241/.303/.453 with 31 home runs and 101 RBIs in 250 career games so far.

Fortunately for the Brewers, they still have a month to evaluate their options in right field and bring in another player if needed. His injury also opens up an opportunity for someone else to make the team while he is on the injured list. Ultimately, though, Counsell may have to do more mixing and matching with his outfield in April than he originally planned.

Time will tell who ends up filling Taylor's role while he's on the mend, but Milwaukee needs to get off to a good start this year if it wants to avoid finishing behind the St. Louis Cardinals in the NL Central again.

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