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Friday, July 6, 2007

Hall forced out after severely spraining ankle during Brewers' loss

Bill Hall went down yesterday with a severely sprained ankle in the Brewer's loss to Pittsburgh. Some might say that a broken ankle would have been better, since the sprain can linger the entire season. So now what do the Brewers do??? Tony Gywnn Jr. was recently sent back to AAA could come up and fill in. He seemed to fall out of likely with Brewers skipper Ned Yost for whatever reason, but he becomes option 1.
The Crew could look at trading a few players to get help in the Outfield, a position many thought the Brewers had too many players. The platooning seemed to be working fine, but Yost must make a decision, what to do.
Tom Haudricourt's article in today's Milwaukee Journal Sentinel takes a look at what happen last night and what the Brewers will do.

The Brewers could opt to play a man short in the final series before the all-star break but a more likely scenario would be to call up outfielder Tony Gwynn Jr. from Class AAA Nashville.
Gwynn, whose primary position is center field, played for the Brewers until June 18, when he was sent to Nashville to make room on the roster for second baseman Rickie Weeks to come off the disabled list.

Brewers shortstop J.J. Hardy suffered a high ankle sprain in a collision at the plate last season and was out for several weeks. When the sprain finally healed, a tendon started snapping out of place and Hardy underwent season-ending surgery.

Hall said he expected to undergo a magnetic resonance imaging test at some point to look for any tears in the ankle.

"I guess we'll wait until tomorrow to see how much swelling there is," he said.
"If you look at football players, I hope it's not a high ankle sprain. That's usually four to six weeks (sidelined). Hopefully, it won't take that long. I hope it's just a regular sprain."

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