Description: After getting a second opinion, Milwaukee first baseman Mat Gamel will have surgery to repair the torn ACL in his right knee (again) and will miss the entire 2013 season.
Insight: Gamel (.246, 1 HR, 6 RBI) was going to open the season as the team's starting first baseman while Corey Hart recovers from offseason knee surgery. Hart is not expected back until mid-May. So far this spring the team has used Alex Gonzalez, Hunter Morris, Taylor Green and Sean Halton at first base.
2/18/2013 2:22:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee first baseman Mat Gamel tore the ACL in his surgically-repaired right knee and will miss the entire 2013 season, according to Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.
Insight: Gamel (.246, 1 HR, 6 RBI) was going to open the season as the team's starting first baseman while Corey Hart recovered from offseason knee surgery. The Brewers will have to develop a new plan - maybe Carlos Lee.
2/16/2013 9:31:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee first baseman Mat Gamel has encountered a setback in his recovery from ACL surgery according to MLBlogs.
Insight: Opening Day isn't for another month and a half and we're guessing Gamel will be fine by then. Gamel (.246, 1 HR, 6 RBI) will open the season as the team's starting first baseman while Corey Hart recovers from offseason knee surgery.
5/22/2012 11:50:00 AM
Description: Brewers first baseman Mat Gamel (.246, 1 HR, 6 RBI) had surgery on Tuesday to repair a torn ACL in his right knee.
Insight: Milwaukee has used a number of players in place of Gamel, including Corey Hart, but with the surgery we should expect they will come up with a more permanent answer.
5/2/2012 8:02:00 PM
Description: Mat Gamel has a torn right ACL that will likely require season-ending surgery.
Insight: Kiss his fantasy value goodbye. Milwaukee must really be missing Prince Fielder right about now.
4/25/2012 5:20:00 PM
Description: Mat Gamel (shoulder) was not in the lineup on Wednesday afternoon against Houston.
Insight: Gamel is clearly still dealing with the effects of a sore shoulder suffered during a home plate collision on Monday. Travis Ishikawa started at first base again and homered for the second straight game.
4/24/2012 4:59:00 PM
Description: Mat Gamel had X-rays on Tuesday to determine if he has a separated shoulder. According to MLB.com's Brewers beat writer Adam McCalvy, Gamel's wife tweeted that the X-rays came back negative.
Insight: Gamel collided with Houston catcher Jason Castro at home plate on Monday and is out of the lineup with soreness on Tuesday.
4/24/2012 4:03:00 PM
Description: Mat Gamel isn't in the starting lineup today against the Houston. Gamel was in a collision at home plate with Jason castro and might be a little sore.
Insight: Gamel is certainly no Prince Fielder. To date he's batting .281 with one homer and six RBIs.
4/19/2012 12:43:00 PM
Description: Mat Gamel isn't in the starting lineup today against the Dodgers.
Insight: Gamel has done a decent job replacing Prince Fielder so far this season (.279, 1 HR, 3 RBIs).
3/3/2011 2:36:00 PM
Description: Mat Gamel's strained oblique isn't healing well.
SOURCE: TOM HAURDICOURT
Insight: He needs to get healthy soon if he is going to make the team out of spring training. His biggest issue is still lack of defensive skills and a defined position. He would benefit greatly from a trade to an AL team.
2/18/2011 12:47:00 PM
Description: The Brewers will have Mat Gamel playing third base, first base, and both corner outfield spots during spring training.
SOURCE: Jerry Crasnick via Twitter
Insight: If Gamel can make the team because of this versatility he could get 300+ AB's in 2011, which would limit his value to NL-only leagues. If he does not have a starting position don't overpay for him on draft day.
10/8/2010 7:01:00 PM
Description: The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Gamel (left foot) underwent surgery to remove the seisamoid bone in his left foot last Thursday.
Insight: Gamel is expected to be ready for spring training, but his role on the 2011 Brewers is unknown. (RapidDraft.com)
9/24/2010 12:02:00 PM
Description: The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Brewers' manager Ken Macha said he believes Gamel will end up as an outfielder.
Insight: Gamel made his first career start in left field on Thursday, but he may have to go elsewhere if he is going to be a major league outfielder due to the glut of outfielders the Brewers currently have. (RapidDraft.com)
9/1/2010 5:46:00 AM
Description: Mat Gamel has been called up by the Brewers.
Insight: There is nothing wrong with his bat and with regular playing time he could hit well in the majors. But his defense is still poor and there isn't a place for him in Milwaukee. An off-season trade to an AL team would be great for him.
6/4/2010 5:56:00 PM
Description: Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Gamel has been activated from the DL and optioned to Triple-A Nashville.
Insight: Casey McGehee is currently doing fine at third base for the Brewers, so Gamel would find it hard to crack the lineup at the big league level if he was there anyway. (SportsBuff.com)
6/2/2010 12:45:00 PM
Description: Gamel is hitting .375 through his first seven games for Double-A Huntsville.
Insight: Gamel has also struck out eight times in 24 at-bats, which may make the Brewers hesitant to call him up until he corrects that issue. (SportsBuff.com)
5/21/2010 9:15:00 AM
Description: Gamel (right shoulder) went 0-for-3 in his first rehab game for Single-A Brevard County on Thursday.
Insight: Gamel is working his way back from a shoulder injury in spring training. He may find himself in Triple-A even once he's healthy. (SportsBuff.com)
5/11/2010 2:09:00 PM
Description: MLB.com reports Gamel (right shoulder) is pushing the Brewers to allow him to go out on a minor league rehab assignment.
Insight: Gamel has been working out at extended spring training, and does not like it. The Brewers are likely to continue to exercise caution with him, despite his potential protests. (SportsBuff.com)
3/26/2010 12:52:00 AM
Description: Gamel (right shoulder) has been placed on the 15-day DL with a right shoulder tear.
Insight: Gamel is likely to be sidelined from any baseball activity for at least the next five weeks. He may begin his season at Triple-A once he's healthy, but may earn a call to the big leagues at some point. (SportsBuff.com)
3/18/2010 5:37:00 PM
Description: MLBlogs.com reports an MRI showed Gamel (right shoulder) has a "slight" tear of his right lat muscle and the team expects him to be out for six weeks.
Insight: Gamel suffered the injury earlier in camp. His arrival in the big leagues this season is now obviously delayed. (SportsBuff.com)
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