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Milwaukee Brewers Roster Report 2009-05-01

Milwaukee Brewers Roster Report 2009-05-01
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.


--C Carlos Corporan, promoted from Class AAA Nashville to replace backup C Mike Rivera (ankle sprain), is in the major leagues for the first time. Corporan is not expected to see much if any action behind C Jason Kendall, who led the majors with 149 starts behind the plate in 2008.

--3B Bill Hall has hit safely in 17 of the 19 games he has started and extended his hitting steak to six games Thursday night against Arizona. The right-handed Hall has pounded left-handed pitchers for a .435 average (10-for-23) and a .783 slugging percentage.

--RHP Jeff Suppan was awful in his first two starts, allowing 11 earned runs in 7 2/3 innings to go 0-2 with a 12.90 ERA. In three starts since, he is 1-0 with a 2.95 ERA (six earned runs in 18 1/3 innings). Suppan attributes his turnaround to having better command of his sinker, which he says is the foundation of his repertoire.


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.


RHP Jeff Suppan

RHP Yovani Gallardo

LHP Manny Parra

RHP Braden Looper

RHP Dave Bush


RHP Trevor Hoffman (closer)

RHP Todd Coffey

RHP Carlos Villanueva

RHP Seth McClung

LHP Mitch Stetter

RHP Jorge Julio

RHP Mark DiFelice


Jason Kendall

Carlos Corporan


1B Prince Fielder

2B Rickie Weeks

SS J.J. Hardy

3B Bill Hall

INF Craig Counsell

INF Casey McGehee


LF Ryan Braun

CF Mike Cameron

RF Corey Hart

OF Chris Duffy

OF Brad Nelson

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Added: May 1, 2009

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