MILWAUKEE -- After nearly two months on the shelf, Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy is returning to the Milwaukee Brewers' lineup Thursday.
Lucroy was one of Milwaukee's best hitters before a bizarre injury involving a falling suitcase resulted in a broken hand at the end of May, but Lucroy's return comes a bit too late to keep the Brewers in serious contention for a playoff spot. Before the injury, Lucroy was batting a team-best .345 with five home runs and 30 RBI. He also led all of baseball in batting average with runners in scoring position.
Lucroy announced his return Thursday morning via Twitter: "I'm in the airport waiting for my ride back to Brewers cant wait for tonight!"
The 26-year-old catcher spent six days on rehab assignment, including four games at Single-A Wisconsin and two games at Triple-A Nashville. With the Single-A Timber Rattlers, Lucroy hit 4-for-12 with two RBI and one stolen base, while spending three games as the team's designated hitter and one...