Center fielder Carlos Gomez is the latest Brewers regular to show up on the injury report. He was supposed to start Monday’s game against the Giants, but complained of a stiff back so Brandon Boggs is playing instead.
Takashi Saito and the Brewers requested a moment of silence from the fans at Maryvale Baseball Park a few minutes before Saito threw the first pitch of what must be a very difficult outing. He has been occupied over the past three days by concern for family and friends in Japan, where and earthquake and tsunami struck Saito’s hometown on Friday.
The Brewers just announced via Twitter that Takashi Saito will start today’s game against the Royals, bumping Wily Peralta to relief. Saito has spent most of the past three days at his spring residence, trying to get information about family members in an area of northeast Japan particularly devastated by the earthquake and tsunami there.
If he feels comfortable about the status of family members in Japan, Brewers reliever Takashi Saito will start Sunday’s game against the Royals, manager Ron Roenicke said.