Hand out: Righty returned to Minor League camp
The Brewers’ bullpen picture gained further focus Friday when right-hander Donovan Hand was returned to Minor League camp. The move left 34 pitchers in big league camp including 10 bullpen candidates. Four can be characterized as locks (closer Jim Henderson, right-handers Francisco Rodriguez and Brandon Kintzler, and left-hander Will Smith) and one will begin the season on the disabled list (Tom Gorzelanny), so three spots remain for five others: Zach Duke, Alfredo Figaro, Tyler Thornburg, Wei-Chung Wang and Rob Wooten.
Wang is a Rule 5 pick whom the Brewers would like to keep if possible. Duke is the only non-roster invitee in that mix. Thornburg is on the bubble between the big league bullpen and Triple-A Nashville’s starting rotation.
What are your predictions for how this will shake out?
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