Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy is expected to miss four-to-six weeks of Spring Training after being diagnosed with a mild right hamstring strain
The Brewers said they are hopeful that Lucroy will be ready to play by Opening Day. Lucroy was examined on Monday by team doctors on Monday, and a second opinion confirmed the original diagnosis.
The Brewers did not disclose how Lucroy was injured.
Brewers pitchers and catchers are expected to report to camp on Feb. 20 for spring training in Maryvale, Ariz. Milwaukee’s regular season starts Apr. 6 against the Colorado Rockies.
Lucroy, 28, hit .301 with 13 home runs and 69 RBIs in 153 games last season with Milwaukee, who finished third place in the National League Central with a 82-80 record.
Lucroy is scheduled to make $4 million this season, part of a five-year contract he signed in 2012.
- Scooby Axson