Maysonet out; Hart the lone remaining question mark

The Brewers returned infielder Edwin Maysonet to Minor League camp on Saturday morning, meaning the roster decisions are done six days before the team’s season-opener against St. Louis.

Twenty-seven players remain in Major League camp. One is left-hander Juan Perez, who will get a look from Brewers officials over the remaining days of Spring Training but will not make the Opening Day roster. The others on the bubble are utility infielder Brooks Conrad and first baseman/outfielder Travis Ishikawa, non-roster invitees whose fate rests with right fielder Corey Hart.

Hart, working back from knee surgery, played his fourth straight Triple-A game on Saturday. If he is deemed healthy for Opening Day, then only one of Conrad or Ishikawa would break with the Brewers. If Hart begins the season on the 15-day disabled list, both Conrad and Ishikawa would make the cut.

Hart is making good progress and said either outcome would be a positive, considering he would miss only a handful of games if he begins the year with a backdated DL stint. He played his first three innings in the outfield on Friday and stole his first base, and was scheduled for three innings in the outfield and three more at first base on Saturday afternoon.


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