Brewers Place Slugger On Injured List

The Milwaukee Brewers will be without one of their primary power sources for the next couple of weeks, as they've placed outfielder Hunter Renfroe on the injured list with a hamstring strain.

Renfroe is in his first season with the Brew Crew, and has been proving to be everything they hoped for when they acquired him from the Boston Red Sox. Renfroe has 9 homers to go with 19 RBIs thus far, with a .503 slugging percentage.

Fortunately, it's a low-grade strain, and manager Craig Counsell hopes to have him back in two weeks. He says they'll miss his offense and defense. 

"We're going to miss Hunter, Counsell said. "He's been a regular for us, he's been a good presence for us, he's been a really good offensive player for us. We're going to miss that, for sure. It challenges your depth. 

"He's played incredible defense this year, I think. His arm had to be one of the most valuable arms in all baseball in the outfield."

Last year with the Red Sox, the 30-year-old Renfroe blasted 31 HR to go with 96 RBIs and an .816 OPS.  The Brewers acquired him before the season by sending Jackie Bradley Jr. back to the BoSox, along with a couple of prospects. 

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