Very short post today, folks. Here’s a brief update on two injured Brewers and their paths to recovery.
Milwaukee catcher and Colin Bennett Man-Crush recipient Jonathan Lucroy could be returning to the team as early as Thursday, according to team sources.
Lucroy spent the weekend rehabbing in Appleton, where he caught parts of two games and acted as Designated Hitter, hitting .333 during his rehab stint with two doubles and two runs batted in. According to the Brewers website, he still didn’t feel 100%, and skipper Ron Roenicke said that “as long as he feels he’s productive [at the plate],” the manager will activate Lucroy.
Lucroy has been out of action with the Major League club since May 28th, when he suffered a broken pinky finger in an off-field issue that required surgery.
Starting pitcher Shaun Marcum, who has been on the disabled list since June 23rd with elbow tightness, is scheduled to throw a bullpen session today at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia before the Brewers begin their second game against the Phillies. It will be Marcum’s first session off the mound since his last start, though he has thrown several times on flat ground during his recovery. The team does not believe Marcum’s progression will allow him to rejoin the active roster next week, though the fact that he is able to throw from the mound is encouraging in terms of his overall recovery process.
Further updates on Marcum’s recovery will be available after the team can witness his bullpen session.