MILWAUKEE With a cast covering the majority of his throwing hand, catcher Jonathan Lucroy told reporters on Friday that the surgery he underwent on his broken right hand on Friday was a successful one.
And despite the fact that he'll likely miss around six weeks of action with the injury, the Brewers catcher made it clear he won't be taking any time off while recovering. Since his left hand is healthy, Lucroy will still be able to catch bullpen sessions.
He still won't be able to throw any time soon, but Lucroy said he'll get a chance to track pitches by watching various bullpen sessions, something usually confined to spring training. That way, he won't miss a beat with his timing when he returns.
It would be tough to expect, when he does return, for Lucroy to put up the kind of numbers that he was throughout the majority of May. In addition to being the league's best hitter with runners in scoring position, Lucroy had been batting a team-high .345 with five home runs and 30 RBI...