Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy hasn’t been in the lineup since September 8 due to concussion-like symptoms. On Saturday, he visited a concussion specialist at the University of Pittsbrugh Medical Center and was officially diagnosed with a concussion, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Given the expanded September rosters, the Brewers won’t have to do any maneuvering while Lucroy is out. Martin Maldonado will handle the majority of the duties behind the plate.
Haudricourt added that Lucroy isn’t sure if he’ll play again this season as he still feels “foggy” and “slow“, but hasn’t experienced some symptoms associated with concussions such as nausea.
Lucroy, 29, hit .259/.322/.390 with seven home runs and 41 RBI in 402 plate appearances this season.
Yankees first baseman Luke Voit exited Saturday’s game under less-than-ideal conditions after a 91.4-m.p.h. fastball caught him on the chin in the fourth inning. Following his removal, he passed the standard concussion protocol testing, though the Yankees will likely play it safe with the infielder over the next few days.
With one out and a runner on first, Voit stepped up to bat against Chad Bettis in the bottom of the fourth inning. He had just worked an 0-2 count against Bettis when the mishap occurred — a fastball that deflected off of his shoulder and met his chin. Voit took a few moments to recover, then took first base before he was eventually lifted from the game at the top of the fifth.
Prior to his exit, the first baseman went 0-for-1 with a walk. He was subsequently replaced by DJ LeMahieu, who shifted over from third to first base while Gio Urshela stepped in at the hot corner.
The Yankees currently lead the Rockies 11-5 in the eighth.