To say the corner infield spots for the Milwaukee Brewers were unsettled in 2013 would be an understatement of epic proportions, something akin to when James Watson and Francis Crick said their discovery of DNA was of “considerable biological interest.”
The Brewers got just half a season from third baseman Aramis Ramirez and no season at all from Corey Hart, projected to be their first baseman.
First base, in particular, turned into a tragicomedy. The last time there were this many knee injuries, somebody owed money to a loan shark.
Hart, lost to knee surgery in January, never made it back. That left the job to Mat Gamel, who blew out his knee during the first day of full squad workouts at spring training in February. That left the job to Taylor Green, who injured his hip in March.
Neither Gamel nor Green played a game in 2013, at any level, and both were designated for assignment shortly after the regular season ended. Gamel wound up being claimed by the Chicago Cubs; Green is a free agent.Read more... Join the Conversation...