Things are quickly going from bad to worse for the Brewers. Jonathan Lucroy had to exit tonight’s game against the Reds after taking a foul tip off his foot and Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports that he was diagnosed with a broken left toe.
No word on how long Lucroy will be sidelined, but this is brutal news for a team who currently has the worst record in the majors at 2-11 and is already missing star center fielder Carlos Gomez due to a hamstring injury.
The Brewers figure to rely on a combination Martin Maldonado and Juan Centeno behind the plate for now. That’s a big downgrade from Lucroy’s All-Star production.
CLEVELAND (AP) Indians ace Corey Kluber had the hard cast protecting his broken right arm removed and the two-time Cy Young winner is healing as hoped.
Kluber underwent imaging texts Thursday, which showed that his ulna is mending properly. Cleveland manager Terry Francona said Kluber can begin range of motion and that he will be re-examined in two weeks.
The right-hander broke his arm when he was struck flush by a line drive hit by Miami’s Brian Anderson on May 1. At the time, the Indians said surgery wasn’t needed, and Francona said the medical staff told him Kluber was having “expected healing.”
Kluber has been fitted with a protective brace. He said it was a relief to have the cast off and is excited that he “can do a lot more now.”
The 33-year-old ran sprints in the outfield before the series opener against Tampa Bay.
Kluber won 20 games last season and at least 18 in each of the past three seasons. He is 2-3 with a 5.80 ERA in seven starts this year.
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