Nottingham had successful surgery on his left thumb Wednesday, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.
The 25-year-old appeared to sustain the injury during the loss to the Dodgers in Game 2 of the Wild Card Round, though it's unclear why he waited until now to receive the surgery. Regardless, Nottingham will have less than two months to recover before the expected start of spring training in February.
Nottingham exited Thursday's game against the Dodgers after appearing to suffer an injury to his left hand in the bottom of the sixth, Alanna Rizzo of Spectrum SportsNet LA reports.
The backstop immediately grabbed his left hand after receiving a pitch from Josh Hader before Omar Narvaez replaced him behind the plate. Nottingham will be further evaluated to determine the severity of the injury.
Nottingham is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Dodgers in Game 1 of the NL Wild Card Series.
The 25-year-old started five of the final seven games of the season, but he'll be on the bench for the playoff opener. Nottingham had a .736 OPS in 54 plate appearances this season, but Omar Narvaez will start behind the plate in Game 1.
Nottingham isn't starting Saturday's game against the Cardinals.
Nottingham wasn't in the lineup for Friday's matinee, and he'll take a seat once again for Saturday's tilt. Omar Narvaez will start in his place behind the dish.
Nottingham is not in the lineup for Game 1 of Friday's doubleheader in St. Louis.
Nottingham started the past three contests but unsurprisingly won't be starting both games of the twin bill. He should rejoin the starting nine for Game 2 as Omar Narvaez starts behind the plate in the matinee.
Nottingham isn't starting Monday against the Reds.
Nottingham will sit for a second straight game as he continues to split time behind the dish. Omar Narvaez will hander the duties at catcher Monday.
Nottingham went 1-for-4 with a grand slam in Friday's 9-5 win over the Royals.
Nottingham punished Royals starter Danny Duffy for loading the bases in the fourth inning with the go-ahead, two-out grand slam. The 25-year-old catcher has now homered in his last two games, and he has four long balls on the year. Nottingham has added 11 RBI, seven runs scored and a .182 batting average in 13 contests.
Nottingham went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in a 6-0 win over the Cardinals in Game 2 of Wednesday's doubleheader.
Nottingham took Cardinals starter Johan Oviedo deep in the sixth inning to produce the final runs of the game. The 25-year-old Nottingham has three homers, seven RBI and six runs scored across 33 plate appearances this year. He'll likely continue to see an even timeshare with Omar Narvaez behind the dish.
Nottingham will be on the bench for the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Cardinals.
Nottingham and Omar Narvaez have been splitting time evenly in recent days, each starting six of the team's last 12 games. Narvaez gets the nod behind the plate for the afternoon game, though Nottingham will likely return for the nightcap.
Nottingham is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Cardinals.
Nottingham sits after starting six of the Brewers' last 10 games behind the plate. Omar Narvaez will get the nod Tuesday.
Nottingham is out of the lineup for the first game of Monday's doubleheader versus the Cardinals.
With starts behind the dish in four of the Brewers' previous six games, Nottingham appears to have at least temporarily jumped ahead of Omar Narvaez on the team's depth chart at catcher. Though Narvaez will catch Josh Lindblom in the first game of the twin bill, expect Nottingham to re-enter the lineup in the nightcap.
Nottingham went 1-for-5 with a home run, a walk, two RBI and an additional run Wednesday in the Brewers' 19-0 win over the Tigers.
Nottingham's second long ball of the season was one of a franchise-record 13 extra-base hits on the afternoon for the Brewers, who posted their biggest run total in more than a decade. Though Nottingham should remain on the active roster the rest of the season while Manny Pina (knee) is out, he'll likely continue to operate as the Brewers' No. 2 backstop behind Omar Narvaez, who received a breather Wednesday.
Nottingham went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and an additional run scored in Friday's 9-1 win over the Pirates.
In his first game of the year, Nottingham made an impact with his fourth-inning homer. He also got aboard after he was hit by an errant Derek Holland pitch in the third inning, and Nottingham went on to score on Ryan Braun's homer. The 25-year-old Nottingham figures to serve as the backup to Omar Narvaez more often than not over the last month of the season.
Nottingham was recalled from the alternate training site Friday.
Manny Pina landed on the IL with a torn meniscus, which will probably spell the end of his regular season, so Nottingham is set to serve as the Brewers' backup catcher going forward. He could be in the lineup Friday with lefty Derek Holland on the hill for Pittsburgh.
Nottingham was optioned to the Brewers' alternate training site Monday.
Nottingham didn't appear in any games for the Brewers to start the year while serving as the team's third catcher. He'll get to continue developing at the team's alternate training site to make room for infielders Ryon Healy and Mark Mathias on the 30-man roster.
Nottingham was recalled by the Brewers on Wednesday.
Nottingham spent the first few days of the season working out at the Brewers' alternate training site. He'll be replacing reliever Bobby Wahl on the active roster, who was optioned in a corresponding move. He'll line up as Milwaukee's third catcher and won't have a clear path to playing time.
Nottingham was optioned to Triple-A San Antonio on Thursday, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.
Offseason trade acquisition Omar Narvaez and Manny Pina are locked in as Milwaukee's top two catchers and are currently healthy, so it's no surprise Nottingham will join San Antonio when play resumes. The 24-year-old appeared in nine big-league games in 2019 but spent most of the season at Triple-A and had a .231/.313/.355 slash line with five homers in 83 games.
Nottingham will likely open the season in the minors, according to Will Sammon of The Athletic.
Offseason acquisition Omar Narvaez and long-time Brewer Manny Pina are locked in as the club's top two catchers, so there simply is not room on the 26-man roster for Nottingham when both of his fellow backstops are healthy. Nottingham did earn praise for his receiving work this spring from manager Craig Counsell, which at least bodes well for his chances should the Brewers need a fill-in for Narvaez or Pina at any point.
Nottingham (hand) will start at catcher and bat eighth Wednesday in the Brewers' Cactus League game against the Giants.
Per Adam McCalvy of MLB.com, Nottingham received the green light to re-enter the spring lineup after taking batting practice Tuesday without incident. The backstop was held out of the past two spring games after he was struck by a pitch in the right hand Sunday.
Nottingham (hand) avoided serious injury and did not sustain a fracture, Robert Murray of theScore.com reports.
Nottingham was hit by a pitch on the hand and left the team's spring training contest early on Sunday. However, the injury is "nothing serious," and he is expected to return in a few days.
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|09/30||@ LAD||L 2-4||2||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|09/27||@ STL||L 2-5||4||0||2||0||1||0||0|
|09/25||@ STL||W 3-0||1||0||0||0||0||1||0|
|09/24||@ STL||L 2-4||3||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|09/23||@ CIN||L 1-6||2||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|09/22||@ CIN||W 3-2||3||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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|Minor League Batting Stats|
|2015||AFX-Quad Cities River Ba||59||230||34||75||18||1||10||46||18||51||1||2||.326||.387||.543|
|2018||AAA-Colorado Springs Sky||50||178||33||50||10||2||10||36||14||59||2||1||.281||.347||.528|
|2019||AAA-San Antonio Missions||83||290||40||67||21||0||5||40||28||95||6||1||.231||.313||.355|