PHOENIX (AP) -- Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy will have surgery on his right pinkie finger after breaking it during a blocking drill on Wednesday.
Lucroy will have a pin inserted in the finger Thursday and is expected to miss four weeks, cutting it close to being ready for opening day. The 24-year-old Lucroy had a splint around the finger in the clubhouse, but declined comment because he hadn't seen the specialist yet.
Lucroy hit .253 with four homers and 26 RBIs in 75 games last year after beginning the season at Double-A Huntsville.
Right-hander Mark Rogers, a former first-round pick, ended a live batting practice session early, and right-hander Zack Greinke didn't throw as scheduled with a ribcage bruise. Neither injury is considered serious.
Third baseman Mat Gamel will miss at least a week after straining his right oblique during batting practice.
The 25-year-old Gamel says it's another disappointing setback when he's trying to make the team. Gamel was once one of the top prospects in the organization, but spring training injuries have hampered him twice before.
He had a shoulder problem in 2009 and then tore a muscle in his right shoulder, forcing him to miss six weeks last year.
Gamel is a career .245 hitter in limited at-bats over three seasons.
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