CEDARBURG, Wis. — The case of the missing sausage is closed.
The Journal Sentinel in Milwaukee reported Thursday that the 7-foot Italian sausage costume, usually seen racing around Miller Park during Brewers games, was found after going missing for nearly two weeks.
Guido, the sausage with the chef’s hat and bow tie, was dropped off a bar in Cedarburg on Wednesday night.
Jen Mohney, a bartender at TJ Ryan’s, told the Journal Sentinel that two men — one wearing a hoodie pulled over his face — lugged the costume into the bar, dropped it onto a stool and told her, “You did not see anything.” She said they left quickly, and she called police.
The costume — with someone on it — was last seen bar hopping in the area Feb. 16 for a fundraiser.
The costume is owned by Milwaukee-based sausage company Klement’s. The Racing Sausages, including the Bratwurst, Polish Sausage, Hot Dog and Chorizo, are a popular sight running bases at Brewers home games. The costumes are available for rent.
BELTRAN, WESTBROOK HURT: Carlos Beltran and Jake Westbrook limped to the St. Louis clubhouse moments apart.
Beltran bruised the little toe on his right foot when he was hit by a pitch in the first inning of an 8-2 victory over Miami. Westbrook bruised his left leg below the knee on a grounder hit by Casey Kotchman in the second inning.
Beltran’s X-rays were negative, but he said the injury was painful and he was unsure whether it would affect his plans to play for Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic. Westbrook didn’t undergo X-rays.
TATTOO SORENESS SIDELINES ANDRUS: Texas shortstop Elvis Andrus was scratched because of what the club called “sensitivity in his left arm” — apparently caused by a tattoo.
Andrus spent nine hours the two days before Thursday’s spring training game against the Indians under a needle. He wanted a likeness of his late father, Emilo, who died in 1996.
Andrus told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram he’ll be ready to play Friday.
IRAQ VET TRIES OUT: A war veteran from Iraq who lost part of his leg in an explosion tried out for the Dodgers.
Daniel “Doc” Jacobs was among 80 hopefuls at the team’s spring training complex. He was encouraged to attend by Hall of Famer and former Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda.
Jacobs was a Navy corpsman and assigned to a Marine division in 2006 when he was injured by an improvised explosive device. He lost his left leg below the knee and also sustained foot and hand injuries. He went through more than 50 surgeries.
Around the majors
Yankees closer Mariano Rivera was all smiles after throwing 18 pitches in his first simulated game since knee surgery last spring. “I feel good,” he said. ... Announced as Oakland’s Opening Day starter before the game, Brett Anderson allowed one hit in two scoreless innings of a 5-3 loss to the Cubs. ... Giants outfielder Andres Torres won’t play for Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic and will be sidelined for at least a week with a strained oblique.