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Milwaukee Brewers Roster Report 2009-04-17


Milwaukee Brewers Roster Report 2009-04-17
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. RHP David Riske pitched poorly throughout spring training and in his first outing of the season, and he landed on the disabled list. 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:

--RHP David Riske was placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 10, with tightness in his right elbow. Riske, who had elbow surgery last September, had appeared in only one game, April 9 in San Francisco. In that game, he allowed four hits and two runs in one inning. Riske was brought along slowly in camp but never found a groove, compiling an 8.25 ERA in 11 outings.

--LHP R.J. Swindle was called up from Class AAA Nashville to replace RHP David Riske on the Brewers' roster. Swindle, a side-arm specialist, made three appearances with Nashville, allowing two hits and no runs while logging 10 strikeouts in six innings. Swindle was signed out of Philadelphia's organization over the winter.

--RHP Trevor Hoffman, on the comeback trail from an oblique strain suffered in spring training, will throw off the mound for a second time Saturday in New York. If Hoffman fares well in that session, he will move forward and pitch either in simulated action or in a minor league rehab assignment.

MEDICAL WATCH:

RHP David Riske (right elbow tightness) went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 10.

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 Todd Coffey

RHP Jorge Julio

RHP Mark DiFelice

LHP R.J. Swindle

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 17, 2009

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