Brewers activate Suppan, option Iribarren

The Brewers’ media notes say that the team optioned infielder Hernan Iribarren back to Triple-A Nashville today to make room for right-hander Jeff Suppan, who returns from the disabled list to start against the Reds tonight.

That means the Brewers will go into the series with 13 pitches. They will have to make another move on Thursday, when Dave Bush is scheduled to return from injury.

Iribarren came off the bench for all 12 of his Brewers appearances this season and went 3-for-13 at the plate.

UPDATE at 2:30 p.m. CT — Here’s tonight’s Brewers lineup:

Felipe Lopez  2B
Craig Counsell SS
Ryan Braun  LF
Prince Fielder  1B
Casey McGehee  3B
Mike Cameron  CF
Frank Catalanotto  RF
Jason Kendall  C
Jeff Suppan  RHP

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BRING UP BRADDOCK from AA and SCARPETTA from A to placate the appreciative / supportive fans. This should have been done earlier to have them respectively start and relieve tonight – since Suppan is an expensive failure since acquired and even recently rehabbing in the minors. This will give the fans a glimpse of the Brewers’ future. Scarpetta has been an effective starting pitcher even recently with 6 shutout innings following Bush’s 3 shutout rehab innings. Braddock allegedly per MLB experts has a MLB ready arm and great K/BB ratios during his years in the minors. Both are young, gifted, successful and relatively problem-free unlike touted Rogers, Jones and Jeffress.

Digressing – SALOME, Heether and Wooten plus Smith should also be promoted on 9/1 – besides the obvious Hardy and Gamel (Iribarren later). They could actually help, and incidentally raise the fans’ spirits, rather than just rust on the bench with other Brewer farmhands who would normally be recalled.

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