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Brewers put RHP Trevor Megill on concussion list after he collapses in a store

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Trevor Megill has been added to the seven-day concussion list after fainting while recovering from a possible case of food poisoning.

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Trevor Megill has been added to the seven-day concussion list after fainting while recovering from a possible case of food poisoning.

Brewers manager Pat Murphy stated on Wednesday that Megill got food poisoning on Saturday during the team’s three-game road series with the New York Mets. He got the concussion after the 6-foot-8 right-handed pitcher returned to Milwaukee and hit his head on the ground after passing out.

“He fainted in a phone store … fainted, fell on the ground, hit his head,” Murphy said. “When he came to, he called our people and let them know. We assessed him the next morning, and it was a concussion.”

The Brewers brought up right-hander JB Bukauskas from Triple-A Nashville to take Megill’s spot on the roster. The team had expected Bukauskas to be needed early in the season to handle injuries on their pitching staff, but no one expected an off-field issue like this.

“This one’s scary,” Murphy said. “I guess he hadn’t had much in his system.”

Megill, 30, has played in two games and pitched two scoreless innings this season. He had a 1-0 record with a 3.63 ERA in 31 appearances for the Brewers last year, striking out 52 in 34 2/3 innings.

“He’s doing OK,” Brewers president of baseball operations Matt Arnold said. “We want to be careful with those types of things, for sure.”

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