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Sport Brewers place catcher Omar Narvaez on 10-day IL with hamstring strain

23:30  01 may  2021
23:30  01 may  2021 Source:   mlbtraderumors.com

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The Brewers announced they’ve placed catcher Omar Narváez on the 10-day injured list with a left hamstring strain. Fellow backstop Mario Feliciano is up from the alternate training site to take his place on the roster.

a baseball player holding a bat on a field: Omar Narvaez will be sidelined for the time being thanks to a strained hamstring. © Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports Omar Narvaez will be sidelined for the time being thanks to a strained hamstring.

Narváez left Friday night’s game in the seventh inning with hamstring tightness, and testing Saturday morning revealed the strain. His loss will be another blow to a Milwaukee offense that has already been one of the league’s worst. Brewers’ hitters have managed just a .215/.297/.368 cumulative slash, which ranks 28th in park-adjusted offense (ahead of only the Rockies and Tigers).

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While the team hasn’t hit much, Narváez has been on a tear. The 29-year-old is raking at a .368/.443/.529 clip through 79 plate appearances. Obviously, that level of production wasn’t sustainable, but Narváez has rather incredibly slashed his strikeout rate from 31% during a dreadful 2020 campaign to 12.7% over this season’s first month. That suggests he might’ve again found the form that made him a quality offensive player with the White Sox and Mariners from 2018-19.

Narváez has rated as an above-average pitch framer since moving to Milwaukee and has cut down six of 13 attempted base stealers in the early going. He’s also guided a pitching staff that has more than offset the club’s offensive issues, with the Brewers sporting an NL Central-leading 16-10 record. With Narváez joining Manny Piña on the IL, Milwaukee is set to lean primarily on the light-hitting Luke Maile behind the dish.

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Maile will be backed up by Feliciano, who’s in line to make his MLB debut. The 22-year-old is one of the sport’s more promising catching prospects but will be forced to make quite a leap to the game’s highest level. Feliciano spent most of the 2019 minor league season at High-A, where he hit a strong .273/.324/.477. Other than three Double-A games to close out that year, Feliciano has no high minors experience. He and Maile are the only healthy catchers remaining on Milwaukee’s 40-man roster.

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