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Rymer Liriano Injury: Updates on Brewers OF After Getting Hit in Face by Pitch

Milwaukee Brewers' Rymer Liriano makes a play during a spring training baseball workout Tuesday, March 1, 2016, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
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Daniel KramerFeatured Columnist IVJanuary 13, 2017

Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Rymer Liriano underwent surgery and was placed on the disabled list after he suffered a gruesome injury on March 20 when taking a pitch to the face against the Los Angeles Dodgers. It's unclear when he will return to the field.

Continue for updates.

Liriano Placed on DL

Thursday, March 31

The Brewers announced that they placed Liriano on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 25.

Liriano Undergoes Surgery

Tuesday, March 29

"Liriano had plastic surgery yesterday to repair facial fractures and it went as expected," reported Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Counsell Comments on Liriano's Recovery

Friday, March 25

Brewers manager Craig Counsell said on March 25 that "everything so far has been as positive as possible," per Adam McCalvy of MLB.com.

Liriano Provides Promise for Rebuilding Brewers

It's a huge blow for the 24-year-old who is trying to make the big league roster. The Brewers acquired him in a Jan. 28 trade with the San Diego Padres, and he spent all of last season in the minors after making his MLB debut in 2014.

In 131 games with San Diego's Triple-A affiliate, Liriano hit .292/.383/.460 with 14 home runs and 53 RBI.

Milwaukee is in the midst of a major rebuild, and a young player with promise such as Liriano fits the direction the Brewers are taking toward stocking young talent.

If Liriano is forced to stay on the sidelines a long time, then it will throw a major wrench in his development with the team.

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