Brewers Pitcher Faints, Concussed in Bizarre Off-Field Incident


The Milwaukee Brewers have encountered an unexpected setback, as relief pitcher Trevor Megill has been placed on the seven-day concussion injured list.

A Fall with Consequences

Megill suffered the injury on Sunday after fainting due to food poisoning. The 6’8″ right-hander collapsed in a phone store, hitting his head on the ground.

Team’s Response

“He called our people and let them know. We evaluated him the next morning, and it was a concussion,” manager Pat Murphy said. “This one’s scary.”

Murphy highlighted the depletion Megill had experienced following the food poisoning episode.

Retroactive Decision

The move is retroactive to Sunday, meaning Megill could potentially return to the 26-man roster this Sunday.

Career Highlights

Megill has shown promise in his career, posting a 1-0 record with a 3.63 ERA in 31 appearances for the Brewers last season.

  1. Started 31 games for the Brewers in 2023
  2. Recorded 52 strikeouts in 34.2 innings

Ongoing Struggles

Despite a promising 2023 campaign, Megill has faced difficulties in his previous two seasons, with a 6.03 ERA.

Season Outlook

With Megill sidelined, the Brewers will look to other relievers to step up. The team has been off to a strong start, sweeping a three-game series against the Mets and splitting a two-game set with the Twins.

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