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Lucroy will spending more time getting reps at first base during spring training as an option to handle the position against left-handed starting pitchers, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

The addition of Adam Lind provided a much-needed upgrade to the Brewers' first-base situation, but Lind's career splits against lefties dictate that he should be platooned. As a result, Lucroy could continue to see more playing time than most catchers, while receiving some rest from defensive responsibilities behind the plate. A few more games at first base would also open up more at-bats for backup catcher Martin Maldonado.

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Lucroy had another solid night at the plate going 2-for-3 with a run scored and one RBI against the Reds on Friday night.

The Brewers catcher/first baseman also picked up a walk on the night, raising his OBP to .370 on the season. Although Lucroy hasn't hit a home run since August 17, he has managed to keep his batting average hovering around the .300 mark.

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Lucroy went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI in Tuesday's 6-1 win over the Blue Jays.

Lucroy's two hits were doubles, giving him sole possession of the major league lead with 42 on the season. In considering Lucroy's skills as a pitch-framer behind the plate in addition to his savory .304/.370/.493 batting line, he's sure to garner NL MVP votes at the end of the season.

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Lucroy went 2-for-5 with five RBI and a run scored in the Brewers' 7-2 win over the Dodgers on Sunday.

Lucroy has a two-run homer and a bases-clearing double in the game. He's now tied for the league lead in doubles, with 40. He ranks seventh in the NL with a .303 batting average. The five RBI are the first since August 1 for Lucroy. He has hit in four of five games.

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Lucroy (hamstring) is in the lineup Saturday against the Dodgers.

The Brewers were adamant that Lucroy's absence from Friday's lineup was strictly precautionary, and sure enough, the 28-year-old will return after missing just the one start. If the issue lingers, however, the team could opt to give him another respite from catching duties in the days ahead, with the team's next off day not until Aug. 18.

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Lucroy is being held out of the lineup Friday as a precaution due to a sore hamstring, Adam McCalvy of reports.

The Brewers are saying the injury is minor, so it would seem Lucroy stands a fairly good chance of returning to the lineup Saturday. That said, the team could take further precaution and hold Lucroy out again Saturday if it has any reservations about his health, in which case Martin Maldonado would draw another start behind the plate.

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Lucroy is out of the Brewers' lineup Friday against the Dodgers.

Lucroy will get a well-deserved day off after starting 11 straight games, though he was just afforded a day off from catching duties Wednesday. He started at first base in that game. Martin Maldonado will step in behind the plate Friday to catch starter Kyle Lohse with Lyle Overbay at first.

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Lucroy will start at first base Wednesday against the Giants.

Lucroy will not catch as he regularly does, but he will still be in the lineup at first base. Lucroy will hit fifth Wednesday against Giants starter Ryan Vogelsong.

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Lucroy is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Giants.

Lucroy has five hits in four games since the calendar turned to August, but he will get the night off Wednesday. Martin Maldonado will get the start behind the plate in Lucroy's place.

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Jonathan Lucroy finished 2-for-4 with a solo home run and an RBI single as the Brewers routed the Mets on Thursday.

The catcher is starting to catch fire again, now with multi-hit games in his last three contests. He took Dillon Gee deep for a solo shot in the first, then capped off a four-run second with an RBI single. Lucroy maintains an impressive .314/.383/.508 slash line with 12 home runs and 49 RBI.