Brewers being cautious with Lucroy's hamstring
MILWAUKEE -- Add catcher Jonathan Lucroy to the list of the Brewers' walking wounded.
Lucroy is batting a minor strain of his right hamstring, troubling enough to manager Ron Roenicke and the medical staff that Lucroy was held out of the opener of the weekend showdown with the National League West-leading Dodgers at Miller Park.
"We were going to give him a day somewhere," Roenicke said. "He's got a little bit of a hamstring issue. It's there. I'm being cautious with it. I don't want him to miss time."
It's that time of year. Shortstop Jean Segura and second baseman Scooter Gennett are still fighting nagging quadriceps strains (though Gennett started on Friday), and left fielder Khris Davis has a sore throwing elbow.
Lucroy, an All-Star starter this season, has been one of Milwaukee's steadiest hitters. He entered Friday among the NL leaders in doubles (second, 38), extra-base hits (fifth, 51), batting average (seventh, .307), OPS (eighth, .867) and on-base percentage (10th, .374). He is on a pace to challenge Lyle Overbay's franchise-record 53 doubles (2004), and to be the Brewers' first regular catcher to bat higher than .300 since Ted Simmons hit .308 in 1983.