Brewers shortstop Gonzalez suffers knee injury

CREATED May 6, 2012

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  • Brewers shortstop Alex Gonzalez is helped off the field by manager Ron Roenicke (10) and trainer Dan Wright during the second inning Saturday. Gonzalez was injured stealing second base and left the game. Image by Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Alex Gonzalez left Saturday's game against the San Francisco Giants after injuring his right leg on a steal attempt in the second inning.
  
Gonzalez's right leg buckled as he slid in safely at second base. He immediately called for the trainer and had to be helped off the field.
  
This marks the fourth straight game the Brewers had a player leave early with an injury. First baseman Mat Gamel tore his right ACL on Tuesday at San Diego, outfielder Ryan Braun left early Wednesday with a sore right Achilles that sidelined him for one game and outfielder Carlos Gomez left Friday's game with a strained left hamstring that is expected to put him on the disabled list.
  
Gonzalez is batting .259 with four homers and 15 RBIs.