MILWAUKEE — Brewers pitcher Yovani Gallardo and a clubhouse attendant were robbed at gunpoint early Friday, hours after the Milwaukee ace pitched in a loss to the Dodgers.
Brewers spokesman Tyler Barnes confirmed that Gallardo and Alex Sanchez were robbed, but both were doing fine and did not want to discuss the incident.
According to WTMJ-AM, an armed man approached the two in a supermarket parking lot demanding money and jewelry and that Sanchez was hit in the head, but not seriously injured.
Milwaukee police were investigating and spokeswoman Anne E. Schwartz said a suspect remains at large. Schwartz confirmed that two men were robbed at an address that corresponds with a grocery store, but wouldn’t identify the men.
She said the suspect struck one victim with a gun and fled.
Gallardo signed a $30.1 million, five-year contract extension earlier this year. He’s 11-6 with a 3.50 ERA in 25 starts and was chosen to his first All-Star game this season.
He’s struggled recently, losing 7-1 to Los Angeles on Thursday. It was the fourth straight start in which Gallardo has allowed at least four runs.