Jonathan Lucroy is ahead of schedule in recovery from hamstring injury


Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Brewers catcher is “progressing so well from hamstring injury” that he “might start playing games sooner than expected.”

Lucroy was initially given a 4-6 week recovery timetable on February 11, so he’s three-plus weeks in.

Barring a setback being ready for Opening Day certainly seems doable. Milwaukee has backup Martin Maldonado ready to step in for a bit if needed, but there’s no replacing Lucroy’s elite combination of hitting and pitch-framing.