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Milwaukee Brewers Roster Report 2009-04-14


Milwaukee Brewers Roster Report 2009-04-14
Manager Ken Macha said it's going to take some time to sort out roles in the bullpen, especially with closer Trevor Hoffman on the disabled list. Another factor making it tougher was that RHP David Riske pitched poorly throughout spring training and was awful in his first outing of the season. RHP Todd Coffey had been the most trustworthy in the late innings, and it remains to be seen how RHP Carlos Villanueva will do as interim closer after going 1-for-2 in his first save opportunities. LHP Mitch Stetter also must be more consistent in retiring left-handed hitters after an erratic spring.

PLAYER NEWS:

--C Jason Kendall, who worked on some new hitting mechanics during spring training, started the season 0-for-15 before finally breaking through with an RBI single in the second inning Monday night against Cincinnati RHP Edinson Volquez. Kendall also singled in his next at-bat.

--2B Rickie Weeks was struck by a pitch from Cincinnati RHP Edinson Volquez while attempting a sacrifice bunt in the fourth inning. The high-and-tight pitch appeared to carom off Weeks' chest and strike him in the jaw. Weeks stayed down for several minutes and was attended to by trainers but shook it off and stayed in the game.

--RF Corey Hart has had a right-field approach thus far this season that has pleased manager Ken Macha. The right-handed-hitting Hart has three home runs, all to right field. Moving up from No. 5 in the batting order to No. 2, Hart also has been more patient, drawing five walks to boost his on-base percentage to .419.

--RHP Todd Coffey pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings against Cincinnati, his former club. Since the Brewers claimed Coffey on waivers from the Reds last September, he has turned in 13 scoreless appearances, covering 11 2/3 innings.

MEDICAL WATCH:

RHP Trevor Hoffman (right oblique strain) went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 27. He hopes to return before the end of April.

ROTATION:

RHP Jeff Suppan

RHP Yovani Gallardo

LHP Manny Parra

RHP Braden Looper

RHP Dave Bush

BULLPEN:

RHP Carlos Villanueva (closer)

RHP Seth McClung

LHP Mitch Stetter

RHP David Riske

RHP Todd Coffey

RHP Jorge Julio

RHP Mark DiFelice

CATCHERS:

Jason Kendall

Mike Rivera

INFIELDERS:

1B Prince Fielder

2B Rickie Weeks

SS J.J. Hardy

3B Bill Hall

INF Craig Counsell

INF Casey McGehee

OUTFIELDERS:

LF Ryan Braun

CF Mike Cameron

RF Corey Hart

OF Chris Duffy

OF Brad Nelson


Author:Fox Sports
Author's Website:http://www.foxsports.com
Added: April 14, 2009

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