SAD NEWS: Brewers’ Pat Murphy Provides Worrying Injury Updates as High-Ranked Star Sidelined With a Critical Injury Blow…

Milwaukee Brewers rookie left-hander Robert Gasser has made the difficult decision to undergo Tommy John surgery following a left flexor strain that landed him on the injured list on June 5. The surgery is expected to sideline him for approximately 12 months.

Gasser’s Season and Decision

Robert Gasser, 25 years old, had an impressive start to his rookie season, posting a 2-0 record with a stellar 2.57 ERA in five starts. These starts all resulted in wins for the NL Central-leading Brewers. However, Gasser’s journey was marred by setbacks, including bone spurs in his throwing elbow that affected him towards the end of spring training.

Manager Pat Murphy’s Comments

Manager Pat Murphy expressed sympathy for Gasser’s situation: “Tough break for him, obviously. The reasoning you can understand, right? Get it taken care of now, back in hopefully 12ish, 13ish months and be able to hopefully contribute.”

Murphy highlighted Gasser’s positive outlook despite the setback: “I think the one thing he got out of the year was he understands, ‘I can pitch in the big leagues. I can be successful.’ He had as good a five starts as anybody could hope for in their first five starts in the big leagues. I think that’s a big win for the organization and a big win for him. He knows he can do it, the organization knows he can do it, so it bodes well.”

Rookie Robert Gasser comes through in the clutch with a six-inning start

Gasser’s Background and Career

Originally drafted by the Padres in 2021, Gasser was traded to the Brewers on August 1, 2022, as part of a deal involving closer Josh Hader. His promising start with the Brewers underscored his potential as a valuable asset in their pitching rotation.

Season Impact on Brewers

The Brewers have faced multiple injuries to key pitchers this season, including Brandon Woodruff and Wade Miley, both of whom have been ruled out for the remainder of the season. Gasser’s absence adds to the challenges faced by the team as they navigate the competitive NL Central.

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