Gonzalez headed to DL with knee injury

Gonzalez headed to DL with knee injury

SAN FRANCISCO -- Brewers shortstop Alex Gonzalez will know more about the nature of his right knee injury following an MRI scan scheduled for Monday. Until then, he resisted the idea that his season is in peril.

Gonzalez was hurt sliding into second base in Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Giants at AT&T Park and moved about the clubhouse on crutches. He will be placed on the 15-day disabled list before Sunday's series finale.

"We're putting him on the DL pretty fast, so it doesn't look very good," manager Ron Roenicke said.

The injury bug has bitten the Brewers hard. Along with Gonzalez, outfielder Carlos Gomez (left hamstring) will be placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday. Third baseman Taylor Green and shortstop Edwin Maysonet will join the team from Triple-A Nashville. To make room on the 40-man roster for Maysonet, the Brewers will move Mat Gamel to the 60-day DL.

Gamel tore his right ACL on Tuesday in San Diego and needs surgery. The Brewers' fear is that Gonzalez suffered a similarly serious injury.

"It's kind of sad for me," Gonzalez said. "I've been playing every day and playing hard. I've been playing pretty good, too. For me, you can't control injuries."

The Brewers signed Gonzalez in December to be their starting shortstop, a role that will go to veteran Cesar Izturis in the near term. Maysonet has some Major League experience with the Astros.

"That was an area we didn't have depth at," general manager Doug Melvin said. "Not many teams do. We'll get back home [Monday] and try to figure it out."

Both Izturis and Maysonet are a step down from Gonzalez defensively. Gonzalez also had his moments at the plate; before he was hurt, he had just delivered a run-scoring single for a 1-0 Brewers lead. Gonzalez has 15 RBIs in 24 games.

"He's been a great player for us thus far," Roenicke said. "We were all really happy and looking forward to seeing what he was going to do this year."