Roenicke’s back tightened up around 5:30 a.m. CT Tuesday morning, but was back in his hotel room four hours later. Obviously, there was initially some doubt that Roenicke would be able to be in the dugout for Game 2 of Milwaukee’s third series of the 2013 Major League Baseball season. However, the back spasms have subsided enough where he is confident he will be able to suit up.
Anyone who has followed the Brewers through the first seven games this year knows that injuries are nothing new. In fact, I do not believe a single fan in Milwaukee would be surprised if their manager missed a game due to an injury because that is just how the season is going.
The Brewers currently have infielder Jeff Bianchi, infielder Taylor Green, first baseman Corey Hart, starting pitcher Chris Narveson, third baseman Aramis Ramirez and pitcher Mark Rogers on the 15-day disabled list. Shortstop Jean Segura, who is one of the hottest players at the plate this season for Milwaukee, is listed as day-to-day with a bruised left thigh. Meanwhile, first baseman Mat Gamel is done for the season with a second consecutive torn ACL in his right knee.
The Brewers should get a majority of these players back sometime in April, while Hart will not make his 2013 debut until late May at the very earliest. Milwaukee is currently hanging on by a thread until they can finally get healthy enough to do some damage in the win column.