Brewers pitcher injured in accidentWisconsin Sports
-- Milwaukee Brewers' pitcher Santo Manzanillo separated his right shoulder this morning in a traffic accident in the Dominican Republic.
MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee Brewers' pitcher Santo Manzanillo separated his right shoulder this morning in a traffic accident in the Dominican Republic.
The Brewers said the 22-year-old right-hander was driving to the team's baseball complex in San Pedro de Macoris when he was hurt. Details of the crash were not immediately available. Manzanillo is undergoing tests. He was added to Milwaukee's 40-man roster on November 18th.
Various media reports seem to indicate that three teams will be in the hunt to sign free-agent first baseman Prince Fielder -- Washington, Seattle, and the Chicago Cubs. Mariners' general manager Jack Zduriencik made Fielder the Brewers' first-round draft pick in 2002 when Zduriencik was Milwaukee's scouting director. Now, the Seattle GM says he's not sure if he can afford the slugger -- and he'll wait to see what other teams offer. Fielder finished third in the National League MVP voting, and his agent Scott Boras has said Fielder is worth a $200-million-dollar, eight-year deal.
There will be two new managers next year in the Brewers' four lowest farm clubs. The Brewers announced today that Joe Ayrault will be the manager at Class-"A" Brevard County, after spending the last two years with the Brewers' rookie league team in Helena. Jeff Isom, who spent last year at Brevard County, will be the new skipper at Helena. The Class-"A" Wisconsin Timber Rattlers will bring back Appleton native Matt Erickson for a second year as manager. Tony Diggs is also staying on as the skipper for the rookie league Arizona Brewers.