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Brewers first baseman Eric Thames placed on disabled list, could be out two months

Posted at 2:34 PM, Apr 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-25 16:08:29-04

The Milwaukee Brewers' first baseman has to end his torrid April early after a torn ligament in his thumb that could be a serious injury.

The Brewers announced Eric Thames will go on the 10-day disabled list with a torn UCL in his left thumb. The injury happened in Tuesday's Brewers-Royals game in Kansas City. The Journal Sentinel says the injury could keep him out two months.

The team is recalling pitcher Brandon Woodruff to replace him on the 25-man roster.

Playing in 22 of the Brewers' 24 games so far, Thames has hit .250 with 7 home runs with 13 RBI. Over a 162-game season, that level of productivity would equal 47 home runs and 88 RBI.

The Brewers play against Kansas City at 6:40 p.m. Wednesday on WTMJ.