The Brewers are Reds will have to wait for their first Cactus League showdown.
The Brewers-Reds game scheduled for Sunday was rained out by a storm that dropped steady rain throughout greater Phoenix and led to cancellations throughout the area. The Brewers announced that there would be no refunds, but that fans could use their ticket for any future game at Maryvale Baseball Park this year or in future years. Fans are encouraged to exchange those tickets in advance of their game of choice.
Doug Davis was supposed to make his spring debut for the Brewers but the rain forced him to the covered bullpen for a two-inning simulated game instead. Bronson Arroyo was to start for the Reds but he was bumped to Monday’s game against the Royals in Goodyear.
Weather permitting, the Brewers will be back in action on Monday at Maryvale Baseball Park for a game against the Mariners. Dave Bush and Manny Parra are both slated to pitch for Milwaukee, and Parra will get the start after winning a coin flip. The teams have agreed to use the designated hitter for the game even though it’s being played in a National League ballpark.
To make sure the pitchers scheduled to work Sunday get their innings, the Brewers and Reds scheduled a 11:30 a.m. ET “B” game at Cincinnati’s new Spring Training home in Goodyear. Highly-touted Cuban import Adrolis Chapman will start that game for Cincinnati, and the Brewers’ pitchers scheduled to work include last year’s first-round Draft pick, Eric Arnett, plus John Axford, Zach Braddock, Tim Dillard, Scott Schoeneweis and Chris Smith.