A busy Friday of Brewers roster moves began with the team officially placing catcher Gregg Zaun on the 15-day disabled list and selecting the contract of catcher Jonathan Lucroy from Triple-A Nashville to take his place. A few hours later, the team also optioned outfielder Adam Stern back to Triple-A Nashville to clear a spot for center fielder Carlos Gomez, who was in the starting lineup against the Twins.
In order to make room on the 40-man roster for Lucroy, the team transferred David Riske (Tommy John surgery) to the 60-day DL.
Zaun was batting .265 with two homers and 14 RBIs in 28 games, but the 39-year-old suffered a strained right shoulder in Thursday's win over the Pirates. He was expected to return to Milwaukee on Thursday to visit doctors.
The 23-year-old Lucroy, considered Milwaukee's top catching prospect, was batting .311 with two homers and 16 RBIs in 31 games for the Brewers' Double-A and Triple-A affiliates. This is his first Major League call-up.
Lucroy's addition to the 40-man roster postponed the Brewers' plans to promote left-handed pitching prospect Zach Braddock to the Majors, and he will instead remain at Triple-A.
Alden Gonzalez is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.