Newly acquired left-handed pitcher Eric Lauer is one of three players on the Milwaukee Brewers injured list, joining former San Diego teammate Luis Urias and left-handed pitcher Angel Perdomo, all related to COVID-19.
Urias and Perdomo both tested positive for the coronavirus and are in quarantine. Lauer was forced to delay his return to the team because he came into close contact with someone who has tested positive for the virus. According to protocol, Lauer had to quarantine despite not testing positive himself.
Lauer is expected to pitch a bullpen on Tuesday and both he and manager Craig Counsell said he could remain on track to be on the team’s opening day roster. [Read more…]