While one catching prospect tends to family matters, the Brewers pushed another one step closer to the Major Leagues.
The Triple-A Nashville Sounds placed Angel Salome on the temporary inactive list for the second time this season while he is at home in New York with his wife, who is expecting the couple’s second child. To fill that spot, the Brewers promoted Jonathan Lucroy from Double-A Huntsville. Lucroy was expected to be in uniform for Tuesday’s game against Oklahoma City.
Lucroy, 23, hit safely in all 10 of his games at Huntsville and led the Southern League with a .452 batting average, 19 hits and a .500 on-base percentage. His 19 hits ranked fifth of all Minor League players through Monday’s games.
Lucroy, Milwaukee’s 3rd round selection in the June 2007 draft, has been an All-Star in each of his three professional seasons and has impressed as a nonroster invitee to the Brewers’ Major League Spring Training camp in each of the past two years. He may have been due for a promotion to Nashville, but the Brewers opted to preserve their catching depth by sending Salome there.