Jonathan Lucroy didn't come close to replicating his All-Star campaign of 2014, but he looked much more like himself by the second half. Given that Lucroy spent much of the first half overcoming hamstring and toe injuries, it's not too hard to trust his post-break .289/.347/.461 slash line. Those numbers were good enough to make Lucroy a top-six catcher in the second half, even though he started only one of the Brewers' final 24 games due to sustaining a concussion. Lucroy made a full recovery and should be the third catcher off the board after Buster Posey and Kyle Schwarber.
Brewers first baseman Jonathan Lucroy went 3 for 4 with an RBI in a 5-1 loss to St. Louis on Saturday. Lucroy got the start at first base and it appears he'll be limited to pinch-hit at-bats and starts against left-handers at first base for the last 10 days. It's smart to keep a guy like this as healthy as possible and the Brewers are doing the right thing for the everyday catcher, whose been dealing with concussion issues lately. It remains to be seen if he'll catch next season with the concussion problems, but he could be a nice bounce back candidate and a solid value in drafts next season.
Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy (concussion) has been formally cleared to play and is available off the bench Thursday, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports. He could start Saturday's game against southpaw Jaime Garcia, according to the report. Lucroy was medically cleared to play, but the Brewers were awaiting formal clearance before he could exit the concussion protocol. He now has that as well, and it seems likely the backstop will rejoin the lineup within the next few days. However, with just over a week left in the season, he's not expected to play behind the plate, so it's possible he will see limited action at first base, splitting with Adam Lind.
Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy has been medically cleared to play but the Brewers are waiting for him to be formally cleared to exit concussion protocol, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Paperwork is all that stands between Lucroy and his return to the field. Assuming the union pushes it through in short order, Lucroy will likely slot back into the lineup at some point this weekend in St. Louis. The Brewers are not expected to return Lucroy behind the plate over the final weeks, meaning his playing time will come at first base.
Jonathan Lucroy (concussion) will not catch again this year but is expected to see time at first base for the Brewers, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Manager Craig Counsell said last week that Lucroy was making "small progress" in his recovery from a concussion, and the team ultimately decided the risk of returning him behind the plate this season was too great. However, the plan is for Lucroy to see some time in the field at first base, which is good news for those who have been stashing Lucroy, but it's not entirely clear when he will return to the lineup.
Brewers manager Craig Counsell said Thursday that catcher Jonathan Lucroy is making "small progress" in his recovery from a concussion, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Despite the lack of significant progress with Lucroy's injury, Counsell is still holding out hope the catcher will be able to play again in 2015. It's been a disappointing year overall for Lucroy, as he also missed a large chunk of time early in the year with a toe injury, and his performance when on the field was not up to par with what we've come to expect from him (.259/.322/.390).