"Season In Jeopardy" For Injured Brewers Outfielder

Devastating news for a rookie who had shown so much promise at the start of his major league career. Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell says that surgery is "likely" for outfielder Garrett Mitchell and his season could be "in jeopardy."

An MRI showed significant damage in Mitchell's dislocated shoulder, which he injured last week on a slide into third base. He said at the time that he could feel his shoulder separate. Nevertheless, he was still taken aback by the MRI results. 

"Just trying to process the situation... Definitely not easy to hear... I don't feel that bad, but with what I heard is obviously not good... When you get news like that it's definitely not easy to hear."

They'll get a second opinion before definitely deciding on surgery, but one way or another, Mitchell is still clinging to a remote (though unfounded) hope that he can somehow come back before the end of the season. 

In 16 games this year, Mitchell has three home runs, nine runs and a .772 OPS. His 28-game cameo with the Brewers last season was tremendous, as he stole eight bases while hitting .311 with an .832 OPS. 

It could be some time now before the impressive 24-year-old is able to continue his major league rise. 

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