McClendon in ‘pen as series continues

The Brewers indeed added a fresh arm to their worn-out and banged-up bullpen, but they did not make the move we expected. To clear a spot on the active roster for right-hander Mike McClendon, the team placed right-hander Shaun Marcum on the bereavement list so he could be with his father, who is undergoing heart surgery.

The Brewers needed McClendon’s fresh arm after playing 30 innings between Sunday’s doubleheader and Monday’s 12-inning game. LaTroy Hawkins needs another day to recover from back-to-back Minor League outings over the weekend, and Sergio Mitre expected to be unavailable after he was struck just above the right elbow by a line drive on Monday night.

I’ll pass along more details about Marcum’s absence after we get into the clubhouse. He started Monday night against the Phillies.

Tonight, it’s Randy Wolf on the mound for the Brewers against Roy Halladay and the Phillies. Here’s the lineup:

Rickie Weeks 2B
Carlos Gomez CF
Ryan Braun LF
Prince Fielder 1B
Casey McGehee 3B
Mark Kotsay RF
Yuniesky Betancourt SS
George Kottaras C
Randy Wolf LHP


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