Brewers hunter Renfro was placed on the disabled list ahead of an important series against the Cardinals.


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The Milwaukee Brewers will sit first in the National League Midfield with a 26-16 record of the season against the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night. The Brewers have become accustomed to winning this season, but have continued to suffer losses off the field in terms of health.

Ahead of Tuesday’s game, the Brewers placed starting outfielder Hunter Renfro with a strained right hamstring on the disabled list. (Utility player Mark Mathias was recalled from Triple-A Nashville for the move.) Renfroe joined the Brewers alongside shortstop Willy Adames (sprained ankle), starting Freddie Peralta (latitude injury) and relief pitcher Jandel Gustave (hamstring). Shelf for the last 10 days.

The Brewers traded Renfro to the Boston Red Sox during the offseason, and he became one of the most productive hitters ever. In 39 games this season, he has batted .266/.303/.503 (126 OPS+), 9 home runs (tied team lead) and 7 extra base hits.

MRI revealed that Renfroe’s hamstrings were in low-grade tension. implying that he will be absent for 10-14 days.

With Renfro unavailable for the time being, the Brewers look set to start outfielders including Christian Yelich, Lorenzo Cain and Tyrone Taylor. Manager Craig Counsell may also have team designated hitter Andrew McCutchen play on the lawn. (McCutchen has only recently returned from the disabled list.)

The Brewers finished the series with Padres on Wednesday and set off for an important four-game series against NL Central’s fiercest opponent, the Cardinals. Heading to Louis. The Cardinals entered Tuesday, two games behind the Brewers, which means control of the division should be secured this weekend.

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