Originally written on Fox Sports Wisconsin  |  Last updated 7/7/12
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Slowly, but surely, Jonathan Lucroy is easing back on the road to recovery. Milwaukee's standout catcher has been sidelined since late May with a fractured right hand, but it sounds as though Lucroy could return to legitimate action by month's end. "He's got clearance to swing the bat, and do some stuff in the cage," Milwaukee manager Ron Roenicke said Saturday, in reference to his 26-year-old backstop."I don't know how long (Lucroy's recovery) is going to take. I know he's hopeful that everything will go quick, but you never know," Roenicke added, in a televised interview that aired on FOX Sports Wisconsin. Lucroy, who had been hitting a robust .345 through 43 games before his injury, sustained a boxer's fracture to his hand in late May. He had a cast removed from the hand on June 20, and he appears to be making strides in his bid to return and help Milwaukee mount a late-season charge. Roenicke, however, indicated the Brewers won't attempt to rush Lucroy's recovery process. "He's ...
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