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.
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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
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.