The Brewers announced on Tuesday that outfielder Lorenzo Cain has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a strained left groin. Outfielder Keon Broxton has been recalled from Triple-A Colorado Springs.
Cain, 32, exited Thursday’s game against the Cardinals with a hamstring issue, then left Saturday’s game with groin tightness. He’s been outstanding for the Brewers to date, batting .291/.394/.438 with eight home runs, 26 RBI, 48 runs scored, and 16 stolen bases in 312 plate appearances, so this is a big loss for a team with a 2.5-game lead over the Cubs in the NL Central.
Broxton, 28, has spent all season at Triple-A, putting together a .263/.336/.431 triple-slash line with nine home runs and 35 RBI in 295 trips to the plate.