A pink eye outbreak in the Milwaukee Brewers’ clubhouse has caused the team to ban high fives to ensure the health and well being of its players.
The Milwaukee Brewers have a serious problem in the clubhouse. Players on the team are dealing with a pink eye outbreak. Star outfielder Ryan Braun has even gotten the flu. Thanks to all the health issues in the clubhouse, the Brewers are making decisions to put an end to it.
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With more players coming down with pink eye, the Brewers have decided to ban high fives and all touching between players.
The hope is that eliminating contact between teammates will cause the pink eye outbreak to end and for any other sickness to come to an end as well.
The team is having those infected stay home as well.
According to the USA Today, catcher Jonathan Lucroy and pitching coach Rick Kravitz were the latest victim of pink eye. Manager Ron Roenicke has been dealing with congestion as well.
"Catcher Jonathan Lucroy and pitching coach Rick Kranitz were the latest victims of pink eye. They stayed home in hopes of stopping the spread of the annoying and highly contagious malady that causes itchy eyes, among other symptoms.“We’ve been going through it for a while and it seems like a couple of more show up every day,” manager Ron Roenicke said.“Trying to stay away from it. We can’t have it go through the whole clubhouse,” he said."
Manager Ron Roenicke has been dealing with congestion as well.
"Roenicke’s club also is dealing with flu-like symptoms. All-Star outfielder Ryan Braun was scratched for that reason on Friday.“I’m hoping we put an end to this thing. Now we’ve got this darn chest thing going around that I’ve got,” Roenicke said before the game."
The Brewers are trying to get ready for the upcoming season as they look to rebound in the NL Central.
Unfortunately, pink eye and sickness has prevented the team from being able to focus on baseball.
For now though, when a player hits a home run, there will be no high fives. A simple “good job” will have to do.
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