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Brewers ban high fives to avoid spread of pink eye

In this Sept. 10, 2014, file photo, Milwaukee

In this Sept. 10, 2014, file photo, Milwaukee Brewers' Matt Clark is congratulated by teammates after hitting his first home run in the majors, during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins in Milwaukee. Photo Credit: AP / Morry Gash

PEORIA, Ariz. -- The Milwaukee Brewers will have to find a new way to celebrate for the next few spring training games. The team has banned high fives to avoid the spread of pink eye.

Catcher Jonathan Lucroy and pitching coach Rick Kranitz became the latest victims Thursday. They will be staying home for 48 hours in hopes of stopping the spread of the annoying and highly contagious malady.

"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 team won't high five until the outbreak is over. The Brewers play the Mariners Friday afternoon.

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