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Milwaukee Brewers Roster Report 2009-04-21


Milwaukee Brewers Roster Report 2009-04-21
The Brewers' rotation was a major concern in the first week but the starters have settled down, turning in four consecutive quality starts. The offense, expected to be robust, has been a disappointment, however. Through 12 games, the Brewers were batting only .224 and had scored only 49 runs. LF Ryan Braun (.222) and 1B Prince Fielder (.175), the Nos. 3 and 4 hitters in the lineup, have to get going or the Brewers will continue to struggle to score runs. SS J.J. Hardy (.114) and C Jason Kendall (.129) are off to woeful starts as well.

PLAYER NEWS:

--RHP David Riske left the team to travel to Los Angeles to have a second opinion on his ailing elbow from specialist Dr. Lewis Yocum. Riske was placed on the 15-day disabled list last week with tightness in the elbow. He underwent surgery last September to remove a bone spur.

--SS J.J. Hardy has had trouble adjusting to the No. 5 spot in the lineup after batting second through much of spring training. Hardy is batting only .114, and with just one walk, his on-base percentage is a mere .130.

--RHP Jeff Suppan won Sunday for the first time since last August by holding the Mets to two runs in six innings. Brewers starting pitchers have turned in five consecutive quality starts (11 earned runs in 30 innings).

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 was scheduled to begin a minor league rehab assignment April 21.

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 21, 2009

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