Tough day in AZ and other news
John Steinmiller has an injury reports on former Timber Rattlers who are participating in the Arizona Fall League:
First, BROCK! Kjeldgaard
OF Brock Kjeldgaard broke his left foot on Oct. 27 after he fouled a ball of his foot. He has returned to Milwaukee where he will have surgery this week by Dr. Richard Marx. He expects to be ready in time for Spring Training and finished his stint in the Fall League hitting .385 with four home runs and nine RBI in just seven games.
Next, Santo Manzanillo
RHP Santo Manzanillo has returned to the Brewers facility in the Dominican Republic where his is rehabbing from a sore right shoulder. He pitched in only three games, tallying 2.0 innings of relief.
Get well soon, guys.
By the way, the Phoenix Desert Dogs play at the Peoria Javelinas this afternoon. Nick Bucci (’10) is the starting pitcher for Phoenix. Josh Prince (’09) and Hunter Morris (’10) are also playing for the Desert Dogs. Follow along on Gameday.
The other news would be that Australian Baseball League has started and former Rattler pitcher Craig Anderson (’00) is the only alumni playing in that league this season. Anderson is with the Sydney Blue Sox and lost his first start, a road game at Canberra on November 3, despite allowing two runs on three hits with one walk and six strikeouts over seven innings.
The winter league in Puerto Rico begins on Thursday. I’ll have a post on that later this week.