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Milwaukee Brewers Roster Report 2009-04-16


Milwaukee Brewers Roster Report 2009-04-16
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:

--SS J.J. Hardy was scratched from the lineup Wednesday night just before game time with what was described as "mid-back stiffness." Hardy was replaced in the lineup by INF Craig Counsell, who moved into the second spot in the batting order, with RF Corey Hart dropping from second to fifth.

--RHP Trevor Hoffman (oblique strain) threw off the mound for the first time since mid-March and reported no problems. Hoffman will throw another bullpen session in New York on Saturday before a game against the Mets. If that goes well, he will either throw in a simulated game or a minor league rehab assignment as his next step.

--CF Mike Cameron homered in consecutive at-bats Wednesday night against Cincinnati RHP Micah Owings. It was the 14th multi-homer game for Cameron during his career, the previous one coming on May 4 of last season against Houston. Cameron reached base in all four plate appearances, adding a walk and an RBI double. He is off to a strong start with a .370 batting average and three homers through nine games.

MEDICAL WATCH:

RHP Trevor Hoffman (right oblique strain) went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 27. He threw off a mound for the first time since mid-March on April 15, and he will throw another bullpen session April 18.

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 16, 2009

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