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Milwaukee Brewers Roster Report 2009-04-24


Milwaukee Brewers Roster Report 2009-04-24
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 Dave Bush, whose no-hit bid was spoiled by a one-out homer in the eighth inning by Philadelphia's Matt Stairs, became the first Brewers starter to go seven innings this season. The Brewers were the last major league club to have a starter go seven innings.

--RHP Todd Coffey will close games in the ninth inning if the Brewers have a lead in Houston on Friday or Saturday. RHP Trevor Hoffman, coming off an oblique strain that has sidelined him since midway through spring training, is expected to be activated and return to closing duty Sunday.

--LF Ryan Braun went 11-for-22 with four home runs and nine RBIs in six games in New York and Philadelphia, the first two stops of a three-city trip. Before the start of the trip, Braun was 7-for-33 (.212) with no homers and two RBIs in nine games.

MEDICAL WATCH:

RHP David Riske (right elbow tightness) went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 10. He will attempt to rehab the elbow through mid-May, but if he is unsuccessful, he might need Tommy John surgery.

RHP Trevor Hoffman (right oblique strain) went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 27. He began a rehab assignment with Class AAA Nashville on April 21, and he is expected to be activated April 26.

ROTATION:

RHP Jeff Suppan

RHP Yovani Gallardo

LHP Manny Parra

RHP Braden Looper

RHP Dave Bush

BULLPEN:

RHP Todd Coffey (closer)

RHP Carlos Villanueva

RHP Seth McClung

LHP Mitch Stetter

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 24, 2009

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