GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Brewers outfield prospect Caleb Gindl was back in his apartment after having an MRI on his injured right knee when his Spring Training roommate called. Considering it was 3:30 p.m. in Phoenix, and Logan Schafer was supposed to be playing in the Brewers-Giants game over in Scottsdale, Gindl figured it was bad news.His intuition was right. Schafer fractured his right thumb sliding into second base in that game, and for the second straight year his Spring Training has ended early. In 2010, Schafer suffered a groin injury the day before he was to report to his first big league camp, and never made it. The day he returned, he fouled a ball off his right foot and suffered a broken bone. Now, he's got a broken thumb to worry about. Schafer visited later Tuesday morning with hand specialist Dr. Don Sheridan, who deemed a surgical fix necessary. Schafer will undergo the procedure on Thursday, and the Brewers say he'll miss 4-6 weeks.
2010 Spring Training - Milwaukee Brewers
News & Features
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- Last call
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- Narveson content with move to bullpen
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