Tue, 03 Dec 2013 07:17:42 -0800
The Chicago Cubs non-tendered RP Daniel Bard, RP Chang-Yong Lim and 1B Mat Gamel.
Mon, 07 Oct 2013 17:41:59 -0700
Chicago Cubs P Daniel Bard and INF Mat Gamel are each working out at the team's minor-league facility in Arizona. Bard is expected to throw from a mound Tuesday, Oct. 8.
Thu, 03 Oct 2013 12:16:39 -0700
The Chicago Cubs claimed 1B Mat Gamel off waivers from the Milwaukee Brewers Thursday, Oct. 3. Gamel hasn't played since May of 2012 after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee twice.
Fantasy Tip: Gamel is a low-risk investment for the Cubbies that could potentially yield a high reward. Third base was his original position, so expect him to compete for a roster spot there in spring training. It'll all depend on how healthy his knee is, but don't completely forget about this guy if he wins the job.
Thu, 21 Mar 2013 11:27:23 -0700
The Milwaukee Brewers placed 1B Mat Gamel (knee) on the 60-day disabled list Wednesday, March 20.
Fantasy Tip: Gamel is out for the year again after tearing the ACL in his right knee.
Wed, 06 Mar 2013 08:07:32 -0800
Milwaukee Brewers 1B Mat Gamel (knee) received a second opinion and will go ahead with surgery Friday, March 8. He'll miss the entire season.
Mon, 18 Feb 2013 10:05:56 -0800
Updating a previous report, Milwaukee Brewers 1B Mat Gamel (knee) suffered a tear to his surgically repaired anterior cruciate ligament. Assistant general manager Gord Ash said the tear is in the middle of the repair, which is unusual.
Mon, 18 Feb 2013 09:16:52 -0800
Milwaukee Brewers 1B Mat Gamel (knee) will miss the 2013 season because of a knee injury.
Fantasy Tip: Gamel was going to start at first base while Corey Hart (knee) was out of the lineup, but the team will now need to find another player to fill that role. Taylor Green may be next in line for the job and could be considered as a late-round pick in deep leagues. Hunter Morris is one of the team's prospects that could also be an option if he plays well during spring training.
Sun, 17 Feb 2013 10:40:57 -0800
Milwaukee Brewers 1B Mat Gamel (knee) aggravated his surgically-repaired right knee during the team's first full-squad workout Saturday, Feb. 16. He was held out of baseball activities Sunday, Feb. 17, but manager Ron Roenicke is hopeful that he can resume practicing Monday, Feb. 18. Minor league 1B Sean Halton was brought in to cover drills due to Gamel's absence and could remain in big league camp for a few days.
Fri, 01 Feb 2013 14:40:16 -0800
Milwaukee Brewers 1B Mat Gamel will need to work out in the outfield and at third base because when 1B Corey Hart (knee) returns from his knee surgery, Gamel won't be the starting first baseman, according to manager Ron Roenicke. 1B Hunter Morris could be brought up if Gamel struggles before Hart returns. Morris will open the season at Triple-A Nashville after hitting .303 with 28 home runs, 40 doubles and 113 RBIs last year at Double-A Huntsville.
Tue, 29 Jan 2013 01:44:31 -0800
The Brewers are talking to free-agent 1B Lyle Overbay (Braves) about a minor league contract, which would reunite him with the club where he played in 2004 and 2005. The Brewers want some backup for 1B Mat Gamel with 1B/OF Corey Hart out due to injury.