Carlos Gomez exits game with left wrist soreness

Carlos Gomez is dealing with some soreness in his wrist.
Carlos Gomez is dealing with some soreness in his wrist. (USATSI)

Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez was forced from Sunday's game (MIL @ SF) due to left wrist soreness, the club announced. He was replaced in center by Gerardo Parra.

The Brewers entered Sunday's action with a one-game lead over St. Louis in the NL Central and could ill-afford to play without Gomez for an extended period of time. The two-time All-Star is hitting .282/.348/.479 with 29 doubles, 21 homers, 65 RBI, 85 runs and 29 steals this season, in addition to his stellar defense in center.

Gomez hasn't been on the disabled list since 2012 and "soreness" doesn't sound like it'll hamper him for long.

On the flip-side, if Gomez does miss a few games, it's good that the Brewers swung that under-the-radar trade in late July to land Parra. He should be able to adequately handle center.

CBS Sports Writer

Matt Snyder has been a baseball writer with CBS Sports since 2011. A member of the BBWAA, he's now covered the last six World Series beginning with the epic 2011 Fall Classic. The former Indiana University... Full Bio

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