November 28, 2014

Gamel suffers yet another setback

At one point, Mat Gamel eventually worked his way into the

Mat Gamel

Mat Gamel

Milwaukee Brewers starting lineup, opening the 2012 season at first base.  About a month in, Gamel blew out his knee while chasing a foul ball in San Diego.  His career has been plagued by injuries and one wonders if this is finally it?

Gamel followed that injury in San Diego by tearing his ACL again last spring and eventually was picked up off waivers by the Chicago Cubs.  Chicago released him a short time later and Gamel signed a minor-league deal with the Atlanta Braves.

Gamel was attempting to compete for a spot on Atlanta’s bench.  But while working out in advance of spring training, Gamel suffered another knee injury and has been released by the Braves.  Does Gamel have anything left to try to make yet another comeback?

Gamel was a fourth round pick by the Brewers in 2005 but hit just .229 in 106 career games with the Brewers.