Brewers' Gomez to get MRI on shoulder

Brewers' Gomez to get MRI on shoulder

LOS ANGELES -- Banged-up Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez will undergo an MRI scan on Friday morning in Phoenix to determine the extent of his left shoulder injury.

Gomez was out of the starting lineup on Thursday, a day after he hurt his right hand and his left shoulder diving safely back to second base in the eighth inning of the Brewers' second straight win over the Dodgers. He remained in the game for the rest of that inning but was replaced by a pinch-hitter in the ninth.

By Thursday afternoon, his hand was fine. But Gomez's left arm hung limp next to his body.

"It feels a little better but still sore," Gomez said. "I don't know exactly what's wrong with my shoulder, but hopefully [on Friday] I'm going to find out."

The Brewers delayed the test because their year-round training facility is in Phoenix and Gomez can see the team's doctor there. He will see Brewers consulting doctor Evan Lederman, whose office and MRI facility is near the team hotel.

Asked whether the pain was in the front or the back of his shoulder, Gomez said, "The whole shoulder."

He's already had one MRI scan on this road trip, last weekend in San Diego to determine the severity of a sore left knee. That ailment has been with him since Spring Training, but Gomez aggravated it trying to beat out a bunt on Friday and missed the team's final two games against the Padres.

"It happens," Gomez shrugged. "It's frustrating, but I'm not going to be negative. I'm always positive. You feel bad, but you can't do anything about it."