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Milwaukee Brewers Ban High Fives After Pink Eye Outbreak

The Milwaukee Brewers are making an effort to put a quick end to the spread of pink eye in the clubhouse by banning high fives, a report says.

The team has banned high fives for the next several spring training games after catcher Jonathan Lucroy and pitching coach Rick Kranitz contracted the virus this week.

The two Brewers have been confined to their homes for 48 hours in hopes of preventing them from spreading the illness to others on the team.

“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.

The Brewers are apparently not the only team dealing with the infection. Oakland A’s center fielder Coco Crisp reported a case of pink eye in February.

Pink eye, or conjunctivitis, is an infection of the eye that causes drainage and is easily spread by touching the discharge and passing it on via the hands.

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