Brewers shortstop Willy Adames had to leave today’s game due to what the team described as a right ankle sprain. The injury was suffered in the first inning, as Adames’ right foot was caught while he was sliding home to score on a Luis Urias sacrifice fly. Adames was in obvious discomfort but still took the field to play shortstop in the bottom of the first, before being substituted out before the bottom of the second frame.
The fact that Adames was at least able to briefly keep playing is a positive sign that the injury might not be too severe, but the Brewers said he will be re-evaluated once the club returns home tomorrow from its current road trip.
Adames has been pretty streaky over the first weeks of the season, but the shortstop has shown plenty of pop in hitting .208/.304/.462 with nine home runs over his first 148 plate appearances. Adames entered Sunday’s action tied for the NL lead in homers, and has basically not stopped hitting ever since the Brewers acquired him from the Rays almost exactly a year ago to the day.
Losing Adames to the injured list would take a bite out of Milwaukee’s lineup, though the Brewers have hit well as a whole this year, powered by Rowdy Tellez, Hunter Renfroe (one of the other players tied for the NL homer lead), Omar Narvaez, and the resurgent Christian Yelich. Urias has also hit well since returning from the IL, and would likely move from third base to shortstop if Adames did have to miss time. Mike Brosseau and Jace Peterson could platoon at third base, with Brosseau also representing another backup option at the shortstop position.
Please don’t say he’s hitting .208 and then say he hasn’t stopped hitting since being traded. That trade was such a win by the rays it’s not even funny
Homie got jokes. Adames is one of the top SS in the NL and has an OPS+ of 118 even batting .208, try again. Oh, and we got Tellez for Richards in the trade. Must be a Cubs fan
Tell me how the rays won that trade
The rays lost that trade by a landslide
So the rays 2 best pitchers right now? Came out of that trade, also opened up a spot for Franco to come up which he’s outperformed Adames in every way. Plus Adames couldn’t hit at the trop for whatever reason. So you trade a roadblock ss who can’t hit at home for years of 2 absolute stud pitchers. I’m taking the pitching and Franco all day long
If Adames was so bad and Franco so good, how could Adames be a roadblock?
I’m not going to argue who won the trade and I really don’t care, but your comment makes no sense.
Respectfully, as a Brewers/Rays fan I disagree with your assessment. Rays two “best pitchers” or “absolute studs” is an “extreme” stretch. In a smaller sample size than your point of Adames in MIL, sure. But JP is 29 years old, is nothing special, and Rasmussen is based off 7 starts with low SO totals. Also, Shane Mcclanahan is better and the guys off the scrap heap are always lights out, even with so many TB pitcher injuries. Franco could have came up regardless of Adames whether at 2B or moving Adames’ cannon arm to 3B. Many hitters struggle with the Trop lights, they’re horrific. At this point, I’d take hitting all day, especially in the current climate of historic power outages and lack of offense which is inflating the pitcher numbers of the guys you listed, but I digress…
people really overract to such small innings samples from pitchers sometimes. they’ve been pretty good so far – neither has a track record.
Clepto is an incel
Rasmussen also had 2 TJ surgeries if I’m not mistaken. Based on that and the respective ages of each its unlikely both are even tendered contracts for the entire arb years.
Why does there always have to be a winner and loser in trades? Rays got two decent arms that have done well for them, Brewers got a decent everyday shortstop who provides above average power and defense.
Feyerreisen hasn’t given up a run this year. 17 innings pitched. Including 2 starts. I still like the trade in Brewers favor.
Adames received MVP votes
All honesty they both won big time. If Adames goes on the IL they need to give Turang a taste of mlb
Bud Selig Fan
Agree they should bring-up Turang. Urias has proven he’s not a SS. Feyereisen is one of dozens & dozens & dozens of nice bullpen arms around the league. I’ll get more excited with Rasmussen if he can pitch more than 4-5 inning stints & remain healthy.
Feyerreisen has yet to give up a run this year. Thru 17 innings.
Leave Luis Urias at 3B; let’s see Bruce Turiang