MILWAUKEE -- Brewers manager Ron Roenicke is in a tricky but enviable spot when it comes to his catching situation.
He must find a way to keep valuable backup Martin Maldonado in a groove, but starter Jonathan Lucroy is an integral part of Milwaukee's lineup. Though it's tough to figure out a plan that works for all parties, most managers would love to have just one of the two catchers Roenicke has on his roster.
Maldonado is making his first start of the season Wednesday against Colorado, catching Wily Peralta. Though Maldonado has caught Peralta quite a bit in the minor leagues, Roenicke is not making him his personal catcher.
"I think sometimes that first outing it's nice when he's more comfortable with somebody that's comfortable with him," Roenicke said. "Luc caught him well last year. It's not something that we will do every time.
"We'll see how the games go. We'll see what the pitching matchups are against us and figure out who catches who."
Roenicke has a ratio in mind ...