Last call: Lucroy to see action on Minors side

Last call: Lucroy to see action on Minors side

PHOENIX -- Last Call is a spot for all the notes and anecdotes from Brewers camp that didn't find a home elsewhere on the site. Today, a slew of medical matters:

• The suggestion that catcher Jonathan Lucroy (hamstring) could be playing Cactus League games for the Brewers by week's end may have been premature. Lucroy is scheduled to see live pitching for the first time on Thursday and Friday in Minor League intrasquad games, and he suggested he will continue to take things slowly.

"I don't want to come over here and do a 50-percent job at first," Lucroy said. "I think that's counterproductive. I can do that on the Minor League side and be fine with it. I want to get comfortable over there, completely knock out any feeling of tightness and all that, make sure there's nothing there and that we don't re-injure it, because that would be worse. Then come back over here and get after it.

"We're going to take our time. There's no reason to come out here and get after it because, one, it's not worth it, and, two, there's no need for it. The other [catchers] are getting playing time, which is great."

• Brewers medical personnel bumped first baseman Adam Lind (back) from a Wednesday debut against the Giants to a Thursday debut against the Rockies. The schedule dictated the change; Wednesday is the first of a handful of "show and go" days on which players get to sleep in, dress and play a game. "[The doctors] didn't want him just riding a bus, getting over there and playing," manager Ron Roenicke said. "So we're shooting for Thursday."

• Newcomer Corey Knebel, one of the players acquired from Texas in the Yovani Gallardo trade, has been slowed by a sore elbow that also bothered him late last season. But Knebel was "impressive" in a bullpen session Monday, Roenicke said, and will throw one more side session this week before appearing in a game.

• Right-hander Johnny Hellweg's comeback from Tommy John surgery has been slowed a bit of late by nagging back soreness, Roenicke said. The team optioned Hellweg to the Triple-A roster on Tuesday so he could continue his work at the Minor League complex.

"It's going to be a slow process," Roenicke said. "But the elbow has been really good."

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