Lineups for Cactus League openers

In bench coach Jerry Narron’s fancy script, the lineups for the Brewers’ split-squad Cactus League openers were posted on a clubhouse bulletin board Sunday morning. Here’s a look:

Home vs. Giants
Rickie Weeks  2B
Jeremy Reed  RF
Yuniesky Betancourt  SS
Prince Fielder  1B
Casey McGehee  3B
Brandon Boggs  LF
Grorge Kottaras  C
Chris Dickerson  CF
Brendan Katin  DH
Shaun Marcum  RHP
at Mesa vs. Cubs
Carlos Gomez  CF
Craig Counsell  SS
Ryan Braun  LF
Mark Kotsay  1B
Luis Cruz  2B
Wil Nieves  C
Erick Almonte  DH
Caleb Gindl  RF
Zelous Wheeler  3B
Tim Dillard  RHP
You’ll notice that right fielder Corey Hart is not in either game. He will visit with a team doctor on Monday after tweaking a muscle along his ribcage in throwing drills Saturday. Hart said he had no bruising a day later — a good sign, since bruises would indicate tearing of muscles — but planned to take it easy until a diagnosis from the doctor. 
The Brewers are planning to use the same lineups, minus the starting pitchers, in a very brief intrasquad game today at about 11 a.m. local time. 
You’ll also notice the designated hitter, something Roenicke intends to use into the second week of March. Roenicke followed protocol by calling Cubs manager Mike Quade and asking whether the Brewers could employ the DH; Quade approved. 
“We probably won’t use the pitchers hitting for the first 10 days,” Roenicke said. “Then we may pick who we want going out there and hitting. Once they get out there extended, get to five innings or so, there’s going to be two at-bats there, so then we’ll start thinking about [hitting].”
Pitchers will throw about 35 pitches in their first Cactus League outings. The important part is staying healthy. Results are irrelevant, Roenicke said. 
“Especially our starters that we know — we don’t really need to evaluate much until we start getting halfway through March,” Roenicke said. “Then you’re looking at where they are. The relievers, maybe not fair to them, their first outings, you’re watching. Those are going to be more of your question marks versus your starters.”
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