Suppan to begin rehab assignment on Saturday

The Brewers’ media notes just came through, and included this nugget: Jeff Suppan will make a rehab start on Saturday with Class-A Wisconsin against Beloit.

Suppan has been on the disabled list with a rib-cage strain. The notes don’t include an update on fellow injured right-hander Dave Bush, who has been out much longer with a triceps injury. Bush threw off the mound Wednesday, and manager Ken Macha said that both pitchers are on a program to return to the rotation before the end of the month.

We’ll try to track down some details about both pitchers’ schedules. Right now, the extra arms would be a boost, allowing the Brewers to move Carlos Villanueva back to the bullpen, where his change-up could help against left-handed hitters while lefty specialist Mitch Stetter tries to figure out why he can’t get them out of late.

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