Brewers Place Sheets on DL
Injured finger on throwing hand benches All-Star for 4-6 weeks
By Joseph Fasano,  Newser User
Posted Jul 18, 2007 7:16 AM CDT
Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Ben Sheets reacts to issuing a fourth inning base on balls to Pittsburgh Pirates' Nate McLouth during baseball action in Pittsburgh, Thursday, July 5, 2007. Sheets took the loss...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The Milwaukee Brewers have placed right-handed ace Ben Sheets on the disabled list for at least 4 weeks, citing a torn tendon in his throwing hand. The Brewers, currently battling Chicago for first place in the NL Central, will sit their All-Star for two weeks before sketching a rehab schedule. Sheets is 10-4 this year with a 3.39 ERA.

Milwaukee is likely to replace the 28-year-old with the largely untested Yovani Gallardo, a potential hazard for a club trying to ward off the streaking Cubs. Nonetheless, Gallardo has shown promise, throwing 4 2/3 shut-down innings against Colorado on Saturday. The Brewers next square off against Arizona tonight behind lefty Chris Capuano.