Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Devin Williams looks likely to miss this postseason after fracturing his hand during the team’s celebrations over winning an NL Central title.
The Brewers won their division after beating the New York Mets 8-4 on Sunday, and following the game’s conclusion Williams, overcome by emotion and having had several drinks, punched a wall. Shortly before the team’s game against the St Louis Cardinals on Wednesday, Brewers president of baseball operations, David Stearns said the injury would likely require surgery. However, he said there was a chance Williams might be fit to play at the World Series if Milwaukee makes it through with their roster a man down.
“I don’t think it’s going to be one player who fills that role, I think it’s going to be multiple players who fill that role,” said team manager Craig Counsell. “And when you say role don’t think about the regular season is what I guess I would say.”
“Devin actually tried to throw with this [on Tuesday],” Stearns said. “We were not aware of this.” The 27-year-old only then became aware of an issue himself and checked in with the team’s medical staff and received an x-ray. He has since apologized to his teammates and the Brewers’ fans for missing the upcoming games.