ST. LOUIS– The Milwaukee Brewers will be without a key member of the team’s bullpen for the foreseeable future, after a Wednesday afternoon announcement that relief pitcher Devin Williams had a broken right hand that will likely require surgery.
Williams, a Hazelwood West graduate and the 2020 Rookie of the Year told reporters that he went out for drinks after Sunday’s division-clinching win and punched a wall in frustration.
“I’m pretty upset with myself. There’s no one to blame but me. I feel like I’ve let my team down, our coaching staff, our fans, everyone. I know how big of a role I play on this team and a lot of people counting on me,” Williams said, flanked by Brewers GM David Stearns.
Stearns said there is an outside chance Williams could be available if the team reaches the World Series.
Williams has been a key cog in the Milwaukee bullpen with an 8-2 record with a 2.50 ERA. X-rays taken during the game with the Cardinals last night revealed the extent of the damage.