Breweries second baseman melted man left the team’s game against the Cardinals on Thursday after worsening his left slant, manager Craig Counsell told Andrew Wagner of the Wisconsin State Journal and other reporters. It’s the same topic that prevented Wong from playing on Wednesday, and Counsell said (via Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) that there is a “Clear opportunity” that he needs a trip to the injured list. Wong, formerly with St. Louis, joined the Brewers on a two-year $ 18MM contract in the low season. If he has to miss the time within his Brewers period, it would be another blow to the middle depths of a team that traded Orlando arcia to Atlanta earlier this week. Brewers added the veteran Dee Strange-Gordon on a minor league contract Thursday Daniel Robertson – who replaced Wong when he went out – would be the favorite to handle most reps at keystone.
- That Red plans to have Shogo Akiyama back with the team in early to mid-May, reports C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic (via Twitter). Akiyama started slowly for the Reds last season, but he was able to adjust and send a strong second half. At least so far, however, the Reds have done fine without him. Tyler Naquin has helped fill the void with a massive start to the season. With Nick Senzel, Jesse Winker, Nick Castellanosand Aristides Aquino on the roster, the Reds are not really busy disturbing the apple cart, so to speak.
- Paul Goldschmidt was scratched from today Cardinals games due to density in the lower back, per. MLB.com’s Zachary Silver (via Twitter). The move was preventative, so presumably the Cardinals do not expect this to lead to an IL placement. Manager Mike Shildt said after the game that Goldschmidt’s day to day and the Cardinals will know more about his status on Friday, tweets Jeff Jones from Belleville News.
- That Mets received some good news it Jd davis. X-rays came back negative on his bruised left hand, Tim Healey from Newsday Relays (via Twitter). Davis does not appear to be heading for the injured list, though he remained out of the lineup for the Mets’ home opener today. Jonathan Villar took a seat at the hot corner. Villar got the start of third base today for the first time since 2016. Luis Guillorme would also be in line to see a bump in playing time while Davis is on the shelf. However, it is not clear how much time Davis will miss.