Parra passes final test

No. 3 starter Manny Parra pitched a Minor League Spring Training game today to allow all seven Brewers relievers to work an inning against the Dodgers, and he got through the outing just fine. Parra worked 4 2/3 innings against the Angels’ Triple-A club, allowing two runs, one of them earned, on five hits with one walk and four strikeouts.

Brewers manager Ken Macha said Parra threw 73 pitches, while the box score (h/t to the guys at, who do an awesome job of tracking what’s up down on the farm) had him at 75. Either way, Parra got his work in and is in line to start Thursday against the Giants.

Braden Looper is also back in Arizona and will pitch Sunday in an intrasquad game at Maryvale Baseball Park before joining the team in San Francisco. He isn’t scheduled to pitch until Friday against the Cubs in Milwaukee’s home opener.

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