When the Brewers placed catcher Jonathan Lucroy on the disabled list Monday night with a broken toe, I originally guessed around a month as the likely timeframe he would be looking at for a return. That was based on historical precedent with players like Robinson Cano who have had similar injuries.
Apparently, that's the best-case scenario as Ron Roenicke told reporters Tuesday the Brewers expected Lucroy back in 4-6 weeks, according to Adam McCalvy. Assistant general manager Gord Ash later confirmed that timeframe.
Lucroy broke his toe when Zack Cozart foul tipped a ball right into his foot. Originally, Lucroy tried to stay in the game and even took an at-bat the next half-inning, but looked severely hobbled running out a fly ball. It was apparently bad enough that Manager Ron Roenicke said he could hear the crack when the ball hit Lucroy's foot.
Roenicke said he could hear Lucroy's toe breaking on the foul tip. #ouch— Drew Olson (@DrewOlsonMKE) April 21, 2015
The Brewers called up catcher Juan Centeno to take the roster spot while Martin Maldonado moves into the starting role. They figure to have very comfortable job security as the only catchers other than Lucroy on the 40-man roster.
As expected, second baseman Scooter Gennett will likely miss only the minimum amount of time with his DL stint.