Milwaukee Brewers Savior Devin Williams’ season is probably over.
The 2020 National League Rookie of the Year broke his hand after punching a wall while celebrating the NL Central team title. Brewers president of baseball operations, David Stearns, said before Wednesday night’s game against the St. Louis Cardinals That Williams will likely need surgery.
There is an ‘outside chance’ that Williams could return to the team if he reaches the world championship.
“After the party, I went out for a few drinks,” Williams said on Wednesday. “On my way home, I got a little frustrated and upset, and I punched the wall. That’s how it happened.”
Williams finished the 2021 regular season with an 8-2, 2.50 ERA score. He hit 87 hitters over the course of 54 rounds of action. As a rookie last year, Williams finished 4-1, to go along with a 0.33 ERA.
Williams received an x-ray during Tuesday’s game that showed his hand was broken. He apologized to the organization as well as to the fans for their bad decision that led to his injury.
“I am very upset with myself,” Williams said. “There is no one to blame but me. I feel like I’ve let my team down – our coaching staff, our fans, everyone. I know what a role I play in this team. A lot of people are counting on me. I think all I can do now is encourage my team and learn from it.” And not to make the same mistake in the future.”