NILWAUKEE, May 31 -- Milwaukee Brewers centerfielder Chuck Carr, who injured his right knee in Thursday's 2-0 loss to Cleveland, will undergo reconstructive surgery and could miss the remainder of the season. The acrobatic Carr was heading to deep center field and caught a long fly by Cleveland's Julio Franco.
Carr corraled the ball, but his right leg locked as he twisted while stepping on the warning track. He was taken to Sinai Samaritan Medical Center, where X-rays proved negative. He was admitted this morning and underwent an MRI. The MRI showed a torn anterior cruciate ligament in the right knee, a torn lateral collateral ligament, a torn hamstring tendon and a bone bruise to his right knee joint, according Dr. Ted Gertel. A surgery date has not been set. Carr, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list, is batting .274 with a home run and 11 RBI in 27 games this season. Carr led the National League with 58 stolen bases as a rookie in 1993, but batted just .227 with 20 RBI and 25 steals last season for the Florida Marlins. He recorded a career-high eight assists but became expendable when the Marlins signed Gold Glove outfielder Devon White as a free agent. He was dealt to Milwaukee before the season for Juan Gonzalez, a young right-hander who was 11-4 with a 4.16 ERA in 42 games for Class A Beloit of the Midwest League in 1995.