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Brewers catcher Jonathan LuCroy breaks hand in hotel incident

In their push to keep up with the Cardinals in the injury department -- if not the standings -- the Brewers have placed catcher Jonathan LuCroy on the disabled list with a broken hand.

According to the club, LuCroy suffered the injury while he was reaching under his hotel bed for a lost sock. At the same time, his wife moved a suitcase which fell on the Milwaukee receiver's hand, crushing it.

Lucroy currently leads the major leagues with a .514 average with runners in scoring position.

It hurts our team a lot," Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said. "He feels really bad. LuCroy was certainly very important to what we are doing."