Yesterday we saw Nyjer Morgan as “Tony Tombstone.” But he wasn’t the only Milwaukee Brewer who dressed up like a cowboy. They all did. Click here for full size.
I gotta say, Prince Fielder looks fairly awesome. The belt buckle clearly sets him apart. I also love the sombrero in the back row at the bottom. Finally, after getting a load of Ryan Braun, Kinky Friedman is gonna have to rename his greatest hits album.
Phillies third baseman Will Middlebrooks suffered a serious injury during Saturday’s Grapefruit League contest against the Orioles. The infielder was chasing down a pop fly in the eighth inning when he ran into left fielder Andrew Pullin, who inadvertently trapped Middlebrooks’ ankle under his leg. Middlebrooks was unable to put weight on his leg following the collision and was carted off the field and taken to a local hospital for X-rays.
Per MLB.com’s Todd Zolecki, not much is known yet about the severity of the ankle injury or the recovery time it will require, though it appears serious enough to set Middlebrooks back considerably as he seeks a backup/bench role with the team this spring.
The 29-year-old is currently seeking another opportunity to extend his six-year major-league career in 2018. He’s coming off of two down years with the Brewers and Rangers, during which he slashed a cumulative .169/.229/.262 with four extra bases through 70 plate appearances.