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Milwaukee Brewers Roster Report 2009-04-18


Milwaukee Brewers Roster Report 2009-04-18
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:

--SS J.J. Hardy was back in the lineup Friday after sitting out Wednesday with back stiffness before a scheduled day off Thursday. Hardy said his back still ached on Thursday and he didn't think he'd be able to play in the series opener in New York but he woke up Friday feeling much better.

--RHP David Riske, placed on the 15-day DL on Thursday with tightness in his right elbow, will go to Los Angeles to get a second opinion from sports orthopedist Lewis Yocum. Riske had a bone spur removed from the elbow last September.

--RHP Todd Coffey had to pitch out of a couple of late-inning jams Friday night against the Mets to preserve his scoreless streak with the Brewers. Coffey pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings and now has pitched scoreless ball in 15 appearances covering 14 1/3 innings since joining the Brewers last September.

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 18, 2009

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