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Lucroy: Wife Target Of Hate Messages

Jonathan Lucroy told Milwaukee radio station WSSP-AM 1250 that his wife has received hateful messages since he broke his hand in a hotel room accident Sunday night.

The Brewers catcher was hurt while reaching under the bed for a sock while his wife, Sarah, shifted a suitcase that fell and struck his right hand, fracturing the fifth metacarpal.

"It's tough for me, because this is already a freak thing as it is," Lucroy said. "My wife has been getting hate mail on her Facebook, like, messages and stuff. It's really sad that these kinds of things happen from a freak thing. I mean, she didn't do it on purpose. It was an accident. Stranger things have happened.

"It's been a battle for me, personally, because there's no one to blame, and my wife is getting killed by this. It's not like she's not hurt enough already, not feeling guilty enough already. I really wish people would just leave her alone, leave us alone, just let us try to move forward, and get this behind us, because this has been a brutal couple of days."

Via ESPN.com

Brewers Lose Lucroy To Freak Accident

Jonathon Lucroy suffered a broken right hand in an accident in his hotel room on Sunday night.

He will be out four to six weeks, becoming Milwaukee's seventh current player on the disabled list.

"It's not going too well in that area," Ron Roenicke said. "Obviously, it hurts our team a lot. I feel really bad for him. And he feels really bad about it."

Lucroy said he was reaching under the bed in his hotel room for a sock Sunday night when his wife shifted a suitcase that fell and struck his hand.

He tried taking some early swings in the batting cage but couldn't grip the bat properly and informed Roenicke of the injury.

Via Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Brewers Acquire Ransom Off Waivers

The Brewers have claimed utility infielder Cody Ransom off waivers from the Diamondbacks.

In a related move, Milwaukee optioned infielder Edwin Maysonet back to Class AAA Nashville.

Ron Roenicke said the move was made to provide more offense at short in the absence of injured shortstop Alex Gonzalez.

Ransom, 36, a right-handed hitter, was batting .269 with four home runs and 14 RBI in 17 games with Arizona.

Via Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Rickie Weeks Forgets Number Of Outs, Passes Up On DP

Rickie Weeks passed up on a potential inning-ending double-play on Monday against the Giants because he forgot the number of outs in the inning.

Weeks didn't speak with any reporters after the game, so the exact reason why he retired in the second inning early is unknown.

It doesn't really matter as the next batter, Melky Cabrera, grounded out to third.

Via Big League Stew

Brewers Want To Keep Greinke, Realize Doing So Will Be Hard

Brewers owner Mark Attanasio has made it clear that he wants to retain Zack Greinke, but also acknowledged that the price will be high.

Greinke has openly talked about how much he has enjoyed his time in Milwaukee.

In recent years, the Brewers have seen CC Sabathia and Prince Fielder leave in free agency.

Greinke is 4-1 with a 2.88 ERA this season.

"It's a good organization," he said. "Good owner. Good guys in management. Good guys in the clubhouse. Really good, really good."

Via Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

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