Roenicke hopeful Marcum is ready for the regular seasonWisconsin Sports
-- Brewers’ manager Ron Roenicke says he’s still hopeful that Shaun Marcum will be ready for the start of the regular season.
Brewers’ manager Ron Roenicke says he’s still hopeful that Shaun Marcum will be ready for the start of the regular season. The right-handed starter is suffering from shoulder inflammation. He threw a second bullpen session yesterday as part of his rehabilitation – and the skipper says Marcum’s recovery is going well. Also yesterday, the Brewers made their first five roster cuts of the spring. Right-hander Taylor Jungmann, left-hander Jeb Bradley, and catcher Anderson De La Rosa were all sent to the Brewers’ minor league camp. Outfielder Brock Kjeldgaard and right-hander Cody Scarpetta were sent down to Double-“A” Huntsville.
The Milwaukee Brewers returned to .500 in Cactus League play with a 6-to-4 exhibition victory over the San Diego Padres yesterday in Phoenix. Chris Narveson pitched three-and-two-thirds scoreless innings – and he’s given up just one earned run this spring in nine-and-a-third frames. Milwaukee scored five times in the sixth inning, highlighted by a two-run homer from Taylor Green. Aramis Ramirez singled twice, after he was hit on his right throwing shoulder by a ball during batting practice. The trainers checked him out, and said he was okay. Milwaukee is now 6-6-and-1 this spring. They’ll have a pair of split-squad games this afternoon – one against Kansas City, and the other in Tucson Arizona against Seattle.