April 13th, 2009

Hoffman on track for Wednesday bullpen session

Mangaer Ken Macha monitored Trevor Hoffman’s throwing session on Monday and said the rehabbing closer is on track to throw off a mound on Wednesday prior to the Brewers-Reds series finale.

Hoffman hasn’t pitched since March 13 because of a strained muscle in his right side. He will have to throw several mound sessions before a Minor League rehabilitation assignment, meaning Hoffman probably won’t be back until the final week of April, at the earliest.

Back to the regulars vs. Reds

After playing some bench guys on Sunday night, manager Ken Macha returns to his regulars for the opener of a three-game series against Edinson Volquez and the Reds.

Rickie Weeks  2B
Corey Hart  RF
Ryan Braun  LF
Prince Fielder  1B
J.J. Hardy  SS
Mike Cameron  CF
Bill Hall  3B
Jason Kendall  C
Yovani Gallardo  RHP

By the way, with his third career home run on Wednesday in San Francisco, Gallardo tied the Brewers’ franchise record for a pitcher. Brooks Kieschnick, a former position player, hit three of his eight Brewers homers as a pitcher.