Out since mid-April with a broken toe, Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy has been cleared to begin a minor-league rehab assignment Wednesday at Single-A.
Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Lucroy is scheduled to play four games there and then, barring a setback, rejoin the Brewers’ active roster Monday.
Lucroy was off to a slow start before the injury, but he’s been one of the best all-around catchers in baseball since 2012 and last season finished fourth in the MVP voting.
Martin Maldonado has served as Lucroy’s primary fill-in and Brewers catchers have combined to hit just .151 this season. Lucroy hit .301 with 13 homers and a league-leading 53 doubles last year.
The Mets announced a few minutes ago that they have traded Wilmer Font to Toronto for cash considerations.
Font was acquired by the Mets from Tampa Bay for a player to be named later back in early May. That player to be named later was later named: Neraldo Catalina. Catalina is 19 and is playing rookie ball right now. The Mets have now turned him into cash. I suppose we’ll see if that was a good idea in a few years.
As for the Jays, they get a pitcher who posted a 5.79 ERA in 10 relief appearances for the Rays and then started three games and relieved 12 in New York to the tune of a 4.94 ERA. On the season he has a combined K/BB ratio of 42/18 in 45 innings.
He’s an arm. He cost cash. That’s about all I have to say about that.