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Milwaukee Brewers Roster Report 2009-04-28


Milwaukee Brewers Roster Report 2009-04-28
The starting rotation, a chief area of concern at the start of the season, stabilized behind the work of RHP Braden Looper and RHP Dave Bush. With nine quality starts in 10 outings, the starters were more than doing their part. And with closer Trevor Hoffman off the disabled list, the bullpen figures to fall into place now, too. That leaves it to the hitters, and with Nos. 3 and 4 hitters Ryan Braun and Prince Fielder perking up, the lineup is starting to look like the force many expected coming out of spring training.

PLAYER NEWS:

--RHP Trevor Hoffman made his first appearance for the Brewers after being activated Sunday from the disabled list. Hoffman, who was out with an oblique strain, did not pitch in a save situation. The Brewers scored five times in the bottom of the eighth for a 10-5 lead but Hoffman already was warmed up and said he wanted to pitch.

--OF Brad Nelson struck out with the bases loaded and one out in the sixth inning against the Pirates and now is 0-for-9 as a pinch-hitter. Overall, Nelson is hitless in 13 at-bats this season after winning a job on the Brewers' bench with a big spring.

--RHP Braden Looper tied a career high with seven strikeouts against the Pirates on Monday night. But Looper struggled with his command and departed after five innings, having allowed six hits, four walks and three runs (two earned). "I could tell from my bullpen (session) that it was one of those days that was going to be tough," said Looper. "I just couldn't get the ball down. I was able to make a few pitches and minimize the damage a little bit."

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.

ROTATION:

RHP Jeff Suppan

RHP Yovani Gallardo

LHP Manny Parra

RHP Braden Looper

RHP Dave Bush

BULLPEN:

RHP Trevor Hoffman (closer)

RHP Todd Coffey

RHP Carlos Villanueva

RHP Seth McClung

LHP Mitch Stetter

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 28, 2009

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