The Milwaukee Brewers are supposed to be focusing on their looming return to the field for the 2020 MLB season. Instead, they’ll be spending their week doing some “home improvement.”
On Tuesday, the Brewers announced that a 40-year-old man was apprehended by Milwaukee law enforcement after breaking into Miller Park and damaging the field. Additionally, sources told MLB.com’s Adam McCalvy that there’s “no indication whatsoever” that the break-in was related to the George Floyd protests in the area.
Brewers statement on a break-in this morning at Miller Park. Source says the strong belief is that this is totally unrelated to recent protests in Milwaukee and around the country. pic.twitter.com/bc3Eqe8Cq0
— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) June 2, 2020
No explicit details were revealed by the Brewers organization, as they said the investigation is still ongoing. Rather, they did say the man found his way inside the ballpark around 7 a.m. CT and caused “minor damage to the field.”
With the MLB and MLBPA continuing to negotiate a return-to-play plan, team owner Mark Attanasio told the Greater Milwaukee Committee last week that he would prefer the Brewers hold their preseason workouts at Miller Park rather than reporting to their Spring Training facility in Phoenix, Arizona.
A source familiar with situation confirmed an individual illegally gained entry to Miller Park last night and did minor damage to playing surface. Was later apprehended by law enforcement. Source said there was “zero indication” the incident was related to protests in Milwaukee.
— Tom (@Haudricourt) June 2, 2020
Luckily, the damage done to the field is considered relatively minor. If the 2020 season is given the green light, Miller Park would be good to go for “Spring Training, Part II.”