Prospect Lawrie suffers broken nose

Brewers assistant GM Gord Ash “tweeted” yesterday that prospect Brett Lawrie suffered a broken nose on Thursday night when a batted ball took a bad hop. Lawrie, you’ll remember, switched from catching to second base over the winter. According to Ash, Lawrie is “not expected to miss any significant time.”

What is it about Brewers prospects and broken noses? Last year, Taylor Green suffered the same injury on a bad hop during the Arizona Fall League.

Lawrie, the Brewers’ first-round Draft pick last year, has been very good for Class A Wisconsin this season. He is batting .281 with 15 extra-base hits including five home runs, and has driven in 28 runs in 40 games. He also has 11 stolen bases.

In a seperate post on Twitter, Ash noted that reliever David Riske’s scheduled outing in extended Spring Training in Phoenix was rained out. Riske, on the DL with a right elbow injury, was scheduled to throw again today. Not sure if this means they will now push Monday’s scheduled follow-up outing to Tuesday.

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