Sprained thumb for McGehee; Hart coming up

Casey McGehee couldn’t dodge Reds first baseman Joey Votto on the final play of Monday’s loss to the Reds, but the initial indication was that he did dodge a serious injury.

McGehee was diagnosed with a sprained left thumb after undergoing x-rays minutes after the Brewers’ 9-5 loss. He collided with Votto while trying to leg-out a game-ending groundout to third base.

“I don’t really know how it worked out to where we ended up running into each other, but I just got my thumb caught on him and pulled back pretty good,” McGehee said. “I think we’ll be all right.”

The Brewers’ medical staff will evaluate McGehee on Tuesday. The Brewers’ infield backups are Craig Counsell and Erick Almonte.

Manager Ron Roenicke also said after the game that right-fielder Corey Hart would be back in Milwaukee on Tuesday, though not necessarily activated from the 15-day disabled list. Club officials will discuss a plan for him during the day.

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