Milwaukee Brewers southpaw Gio Gonzalez exited his National League Championship Series Game 4 start against the Dodgers on Tuesday a pitch into the second inning . The injury ended Gonzalez's night and, as it turns out, will end his year. That's because on Wednesday the Brewers replaced Gonzalez on the postseason roster with right-hander Zach Davies:
Major League Baseball's rules dictate that a player removed from the postseason roster must sit out the ensuing series. Obviously there's no guarantee the Brewers will reach the World Series, but Gonzalez will be required to sit out if they do. A free agent this winter, it's possible that his career with the Brewers has reached its conclusion.
If so, Gonzalez's run with Milwaukee will have seen him posted a 2.13 ERA in five regular-season starts, and allow two runs on three hits in three postseason innings.
Davies has dealt with his share of injury woes this season, limiting him to 13 starts. In those appearances, he accumulated a 4.77 ERA and 2.33 strikeout-to-walk ratio. Davies figures to slot into a Brewers rotation comprising of Jhoulys Chacin and Wade Miley. The Brewers have been aggressive in turning to their bullpen, meaning Davies is unlikely to be asked to work deep into games.