I was on a different site and somebody brought up Cecil Cooper and how he was benched in 1987. As far as I know he wasn't injured and the Brewers apparently were trying to trade him but they never did. Back then teams only had a 24 man roster and the Brewers had a pretty good team so it really makes no sense why they wouldn't either play him in favorable matchups or try and trade or release him to maybe add a player who could have helped them. The Brewers had a very good team winning 91 games and had a legit chance of winning the AL East that year.
Was there a riff between Cooper and management? It is kinda strange why they did this.