Brewers second baseman molten man left the team’s game against the Cardinals on Thursday after weighing down his angled left side again, manager Craig Counsell told. Andrew Wagner of the Wisconsin State Journal and other reporters. It’s the same problem that kept Wong from playing on Wednesday, and Counsell said (via Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) there is a “Clear possibility” that he needs a trip to the injured list. Wong, formerly of St. Louis, joined the Brewers during the off-season with a two-year $ 18 million contract. If he has to miss time in his Brewers tenure anytime soon, it would be another blow to the middle infield depth of a team that traded Orlando Arcia to Atlanta earlier this week. The Brewers added veteran Dee Strange-Gordon on a minor league contract Thursday Daniel Robertson – who replaced Wong when he left – would be the favorite to handle the most reps at the keystone.
- The Red intend to have Shogo Akiyama back with the team early to mid-May, reports C. Tent Rosecrans of The Athletic (via TwitterAkiyama started slowly for the Reds last season, but he was able to adapt and put down a strong second half. However, so far, the Reds have done just fine without him. Tyler Naquin helped fill the void with a massive start to the season. With Nick Senzel Jesse Winker Nick Castellanos, and Aristides Aquino on the grid, the Reds are in no real rush to upset the apple cart, so to speak.
- Paul Goldschmidt was scratched from today Cardinals game due to tightness in the lower back, according to MLB.com’s Zachary Silver (via TwitterThe move was a precautionary move, so the cardinals probably don’t expect it to lead to an IL placement. Manager Mike Shildt said after the game that Goldschmidt’s Day to Day, and the Cardinals, will learn more about his status on Friday, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News tweets.
- The Mets got good news about it Jd DavisX-rays came back negative on his bruised left hand, Tim Healey of Newsday Relay (via TwitterDavis doesn’t seem on his way to the injured list, though he stayed out of the lineup today for the Mets’ home opener. Jonathan Villar took his place in the hot corner. Today, Villar started at third base for the first time since 2016. Luis Guillorme would also queue to see a bump in playtime while Davis is on the shelf. However, it is not clear how much time Davis will miss.