Jonathan Lucroy makes it an even dozen Brewer injuries | Disciples of Uecker

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Jonathan Lucroy is the 12th Brewer to get hurt in the month of May after what can only  be described as a bizarre hotel room incident. Adam McCalvy has Lucroy’s story on how the backstop bruised his hand:

He was reaching under his hotel room bed Sunday night for a lost sock when his wife shifted a suitcase, which fell on Lucroy’s hand.

Lucroy kept quiet and reported to Dodger Stadium to take some swings. It became clear he couldn’t play because he couldn’t properly grip the bat.

George Kottaras, who left yesterday’s game with what the Brewers called a hamstring cramp, replaces Lucroy in the lineup Monday night.

To this point, it was easy to write off the slew of injuries as not a big deal — no one of real significance was lost, even though the organization’s depth was being thoroughly tested. If Lucroy — with his .345/.387/.583 line and 1.9 fWAR through a quarter of the season — is going to miss more than a few games, you could consider it the most damaging Brewers injury since Alex Gonzalez went down. In a lineup that’s struggled at times, Lucroy has been one of the few bats Ron Roenicke could count on.

Lucroy had x-rays taken, although results weren’t announced before Monday’s game. Considering the condition Kottaras is in, if Lucroy is out for more than a few games, a roster move to bring up Martin Maldonado would almost be a necessity.

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  1. Matt says: May 28, 2012

    This doesn’t top Matt Wise’s infamous “salad tongs” incident.

    • David says: May 28, 2012

      What about the Zack Braddock-Scorpion-to-the-foot incident?

      • Rob says: May 29, 2012

        My personal favorite was Steve Sparks’ attempt at tearing a phone book in half.


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