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Carlos Gomez injury: Brewers CF leaves game after crashing into wall

The outfielder suffered a left shoulder sprain making a spectacular catch against Andrelton Simmons.

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Milwaukee Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez left Sunday's game against the Atlanta Braves after crashing into the wall at Miller Park. Gomez suffered a left shoulder sprain making the catch, the Brewers announced.

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Gomez somehow made the leaping catch at the warning track against Andrelton Simmons to rob the shortstop of extra bases, but immediately grabbed his left shoulder in pain and walked off the field.

The center fielder has been one of the few bright spots for the Brewers this season, hitting .314/.354/.572 in 291 plate appearances while playing impressive defense. Advanced statistics rate Gomez as one of the best players in baseball this season — the Baseball Tonight Twitter account noted before the game that Gomez leads MLB in WAR.

Brewers beat writer Tom Haudricourt pointed out that Gomez fractured his left clavicle making a diving catch against the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2011. Haudricourt also speculated that Gomez may have dislocated or separated his shoulder, because his arm smashed into the wall at an awkward angle.

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