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Milwaukee Brewers Roster Report 2009-04-15

Milwaukee Brewers Roster Report 2009-04-15
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.


--2B Rickie Weeks was out of the lineup Tuesday, one night after being struck on the jaw by a pitch while attempting a bunt. But manager Ken Macha already had planned to give Weeks the night off because he was 1-for-20 for his career against Cincinnati RHP Bronson Arroyo. Weeks pinch-hit in the seventh inning and grounded into a double play.

--LF Ryan Braun, who had trouble with an intercostal strain during spring training, had only two hits in 18 at-bats through the first five games of the Brewers' six-game homestand. But manager Ken Macha said he checked with Braun, who told him he was not hurting physically.

--SS J.J. Hardy was hitting in tough luck during the first week of the season but has turned on the power with home runs in consecutive games Monday and Tuesday. Hardy also drove in at least one run in four consecutive games to take over the team lead with six RBIs.


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.


RHP Jeff Suppan

RHP Yovani Gallardo

LHP Manny Parra

RHP Braden Looper

RHP Dave Bush


RHP Carlos Villanueva (closer)

RHP Seth McClung

LHP Mitch Stetter

RHP David Riske

RHP Todd Coffey

RHP Jorge Julio

RHP Mark DiFelice


Jason Kendall

Mike Rivera


1B Prince Fielder

2B Rickie Weeks

SS J.J. Hardy

3B Bill Hall

INF Craig Counsell

INF Casey McGehee


LF Ryan Braun

CF Mike Cameron

RF Corey Hart

OF Chris Duffy

OF Brad Nelson

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Added: April 15, 2009

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