MLB.com’s Adam McCalvy reports that a man was apprehended shortly after breaking into Miller Park, home of the Brewers, on Tuesday morning. The Brewers said the man caused “minor damage” to the playing field.
In a statement, the Brewers said, “At approximately 7 AM this morning, an unarmed individual illegally entered Miller Park and gained access to the playing surface. He was apprehended a short time later by law enforcement after causing minor damage to the field. As this involves an ongoing investigation, we unfortunately cannot provide additional details at this time.”
According to someone McCalvy spoke with, the break-in is believed to be isolated and not in any way related to the ongoing nationwide protests following the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police.
CHICAGO — Chicago White Sox outfielder Eloy Jimenez has a sprained right foot, likely sidelining the slugger for a pivotal season-ending series against the crosstown Cubs.
The White Sox had dropped a season-high five in a row heading into the weekend set, falling out of first place in the AL Central. They are hoping to get back on track heading into their playoff appearance since 2008, but the health of Jimenez is a concern.
Jimenez, who is batting .296 with 14 homers and 41 RBIs, was injured sliding across home in the seventh inning of Chicago’s 5-4 loss at Cleveland on Thursday. Manager Rick Renteria said the 23-year-old left fielder will need “to be off his feet” for a few days.
“There’s inflammation in there and they want to calm it down” Renteria said. “We’ll know more in a few days.”
The White Sox trailed the first-place Twins by a game heading into the series with the Cubs. They are just one ahead of the third-place Indians. The AL postseason begins on Tuesday.