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Shaw exits vs. Cardinals due to wrist injury

Counsell says he doesn't think third baseman will require DL stint
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MILWAUKEE -- Brewers third baseman Travis Shaw exited Sunday's 8-2 loss to the Cardinals at Miller Park in the middle of his third-inning at-bat due to a nagging right wrist injury.

"I don't really have any new information right now," Shaw said after the game. "Hopefully, we'll know more in the next day or two. Obviously, there was a pretty good twinge on the swing. There was no way I could have kept going."

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MILWAUKEE -- Brewers third baseman Travis Shaw exited Sunday's 8-2 loss to the Cardinals at Miller Park in the middle of his third-inning at-bat due to a nagging right wrist injury.

"I don't really have any new information right now," Shaw said after the game. "Hopefully, we'll know more in the next day or two. Obviously, there was a pretty good twinge on the swing. There was no way I could have kept going."

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Shaw, who struck out looking in his first-inning at-bat, dropped his bat after a swing while facing Cardinals starter Luke Weaver, which brought Brewers manager Craig Counsell and a trainer out of the dugout. Shaw exited the game with an 0-2 count against Weaver. Brad Miller entered the game in his place and struck out.

Shaw has been a stable force in the Brewers' lineup this season, but he missed the first two games of Milwaukee's series in Pittsburgh last week due to his right wrist. He started all four games of the series against the Cardinals.

After going 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs in the series opener on Thursday, Shaw went 0-for-8 with five strikeouts and a walk over the final three games.

On getting a day off Monday to recover, Shaw said: "It'll be good. This is something I've been dealing with for awhile now and a couple of swings here and there will get it every now and then."

Counsell said he envisions neither Shaw nor Lorenzo Cain, who exited Thursday and Saturday's games and was not in the lineup on Sunday with a groin/hamstring injury, requiring a stint on the disabled list, but he does expect the rest of the team to pick up the slack on offense after the Brewers scored just seven runs over the series' final three games.

"Everybody kind of has to pick up the slack a little bit," Counsell said. "You just got to do what you're capable of doing and produce offensively. Whoever's in the lineup, it's just that everybody has their job to do. Continue to have good at-bats and put pressure on the other guys."

Stephen Cohn is a reporter for MLB.com based in Milwaukee. Follow him on Twitter @Stephen__Cohn.

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