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Thames slated for MRI on injured left thumb

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KANSAS CITY -- Brewers first baseman Eric Thames sustained a left thumb injury while diving for a ball in Tuesday night's 5-2 win over the Royals. He is scheduled for an MRI on Wednesday.

"We're a little concerned about his thumb," manager Craig Counsell said.

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KANSAS CITY -- Brewers first baseman Eric Thames sustained a left thumb injury while diving for a ball in Tuesday night's 5-2 win over the Royals. He is scheduled for an MRI on Wednesday.

"We're a little concerned about his thumb," manager Craig Counsell said.

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Asked if the injury could be notable, Counsell replied: "It could be."

Thames leads the Brewers with seven homers this season. He went 1-for-4 on Tuesday night and batted in the seventh, popping out to short, before Jesus Aguilar entered as his defensive replacement in the ninth inning.

Robert Falkoff is a contributor to MLB.com based in Kansas City.

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