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Milwaukee Brewers Roster Report 2009-04-30


Milwaukee Brewers Roster Report 2009-04-30
The 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:

--C Mike Rivera was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained left ankle. Rivera was injured Tuesday night when Pittsburgh's Brian Bixler slid into him while scoring on a sacrifice fly. The Brewers purchased the contract of C Carlos Corporan from Class AAA Nashville, where he was batting .333 with three RBIs in eight games.

--OF Chris Duffy got his second start in center field and first since April 12. Manager Ken Macha said he wanted to keep 35-year-old CF Mike Cameron fresh and gave him the day off even though Cameron has been one of the Brewers' most consistent hitters. Cameron is batting .309 with five home runs, 13 RBIs and a .415 on-base percentage.

--RHP Carlos Villanueva pitched the ninth inning Wednesday in a 1-0 victory over Pittsburgh because manager Ken Macha said he didn't want to use RHP Trevor Hoffman on three consecutive days after Hoffman missed the first 18 games with an oblique strain. Hoffman picked up his first save as a Brewer and No. 555 for his career Tuesday night in a 6-5 squeaker over the Pirates.

MEDICAL WATCH:

C Mike Rivera (sprained left ankle) went on the 15-day disabled list April 29.

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

Carlos Corporan

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 30, 2009

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