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Carlos Gomez exits game with right knee sprain

Aug 15, 2013, 9:45 PM EST

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Brewers outfielder and NL MVP candidate Carlos Gomez was taken out of tonight’s game against the Reds after making a spectacular catch against the wall in center field in the top of the fourth inning. Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips led off the inning by drilling a fastball to straightaway center. Gomez leaped and grabbed the ball before crashing directly under the 400-foot marker. He was taken out of the game and replaced by Logan Schafer.

When Gomez got up, he was clutching at his hip, but the team reported the injury was actually a right knee sprain, according to Tom Haudricourt. Gomez will undergo an MRI tomorrow.

Update: Via MLB.com’s Adam McCalvy, the Brewers seem optimistic that the injury isn’t too serious.

Gomez entered tonight’s game with 5.8 WAR, the second-best in the National League according to FanGraphs, just behind Andrew McCutchen at 5.9. A stint on the disabled list would likely dash Gomez’s NL MVP hopes.

  1. Aaron Saylor - Aug 15, 2013 at 10:16 PM

    Playing on a team with one of the worst records in the league also likely dashes his MVP hopes.

  2. muskyhunter2542 - Aug 16, 2013 at 9:12 AM

    Gomez is having a nice year… However, Jean Segura is having a better season IMO.

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