Chris Capuano and Mark Rogers returned to the Brewers this season after long layoffs caused by injury. Could right-hander Mark DiFelice follow next year?
DiFelice has missed all of 2010 following shoulder surgery, but has already re-signed with the Brewers for 2011 and is pitching at the team’s instructional league program in Phoenix. He may continue his comeback in winter ball, and his Minor League contract calls for an invitation to Major League camp next spring.
“He should be good to go for next spring,” assistant general manager Gord Ash said.
DiFelice made 59 appearances for the Brewers in 2009 with a 3.66 ERA and, with his signature cut fastball, was deadly against right-handed hitters. But he developed shoulder soreness late in the season and underwent surgery on Dec. 3 to repair a torn labrum and rotator cuff.