A group of Brewers Minor Leaguers that included outfield prospects Logan Schafer and Caleb Gindl took the first swings of the year against Zack Greinke when the right-hander threw live batting practice on Thursday.
The session was a success, pitching coach Rick Kranitz said.
“He’s got all of his stuff and it’s all working, I can tell you that,” said Schafer. “His change-up looked good, his breaking stuff looked good, he was locating his fastball. He had it all working and it looked real good. Any time you can get in the box against one of the best pitchers in baseball, that’s always good.”
Greinke was originally slated to throw a day earlier, but the session was pushed back because of some bruised ribs that manager Ron Roenicke said Greinke suffered “off the field.” Roenicke declined to expound.
“Honestly,” Roenicke said, “Unless something [new] comes up, it’s really not a big deal.”