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Jonathan Lucroy left Monday night's game against the Reds after taking a foul tip off his toe in the sixth inning with the Reds at bat. Lucroy originally stayed in and took an at-bat in the bottom of the sixth, but looked very hampered while running to first on a fly out.
The Brewers have reported that it is a 'left foot injury', but any severity on that is, of course, unknown. Lucroy could be back in the lineup tomorrow, he could miss a couple of days with a bruise, or he could have a broken toe. If it is a worse-case scenario and he has a broken tie, the timeframe for coming back is typically around a month.
Coming into Monday's game, Lucroy had been batting just .167/.250/.214. He went 0-3 before exiting, so that line will be even worse. The Brewers had been counting on him to be an offensive leader, but instead his struggles have helped lead the Brewers to an anemic offense and the worst record in baseball.
The Brewers are already without Carlos Gomez (hamstring injury) and may see Scooter Gennett head to the DL soon with a cut finger from showering too danged hard. Lucroy missing time would mean they could be without three of eight starting position players for a spell.
Martin Maldonado, of course, took over catching duties and figures to slide into the starting role for any time Lucroy may miss.