MILWAUKEE -- Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy seemed ready to rip the cast off his right hand on Tuesday. By Wednesday, he'll finally be free. Doctors will remove the cast and X-ray Lucroy's hand to determine the progress of a fractured bone below his pinkie finger. Lucroy suffered the injury on May 27 in Los Angeles and subsequently underwent surgery to speed his healing. "It's going to be nice to get back to do some baseball stuff," Lucroy said. "I know they're going to do it slowly, progress slowly, because we don't want to re-injure it and make it worse. I'm pretty happy, I'm not going to lie to you, to get this stupid thing off."
Lucroy's first task could be catching some bullpen sessions, which he could do without using his right hand. He won't be cleared to begin hitting until the bone is completely healed. "Then I have to get my timing back," he said. "It's not easy, so it's going to take [some time]. I don't even want to speculate."