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Third baseman Mat Gamel conceded this morning that he tried to come back too early from a sore right shoulder. Now it appears he will be sidelined a few more days.
The Brewers made their first Spring Training camp on Monday, when right-hander Alex periard was optioned to Double-A Huntsville and righties Eric Arnett and Kyle Heckathorn were returned to Minor League camp.
Arnett and Heckathorn were Milwaukee’s top two picks in last summer’s First-Year Player Draft and their camp invitations were part of their contracts. Neither appeared in an official Cactus League game.
“It’s been exciting, and I’m just going to try to get back here next year,” Arnett said a few days earlier.
Periard, who got his first taste of big league camp in 2009 but was sidelined at that time by a shoulder injury, made his lone appearance this year on Saturday against the Rockies. He was charged with three earned runs in two innings.
With Monday’s moves, the Brewers have 54 players in Major League camp.
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Some notes from Ken Macha’s morning meeting with reporters:
Prince Fielder hit a long home run, but right-handed rookie Eric Arnett walked the first four batters he faced and was charged with a pair of runs as the Brewers lost to the Brewers in an intrasquad game at Maryvale Baseball Park on Wednesday.
Each of the Brewers’ first six picks in the most recent First-Year Player Draft are taking part in the fall instructional league in Arizona, and 2008 first-round pick will join the fray once he’s finished playing for Team Canada in the baseball World Cup.
Games against other teams’ instructional league squads began on Saturday, and through Tuesday the baby Brewers were off to a 2-0-1 start. They beat a group of Cubs farmhands, 10-2, on Tuesday, when first-round supplemental pick Kyle Hechathorn allowed two runs in four innings.
For those interested in the list of Brewers participants, you can view a PDF of the roster:
I wasn’t sure about Twitter at first, but I’m learning to love it.
Where else can you get a glimpse into the lives of the world’s best athletes? Like Eric Arnett, the Brewers’ first round Draft pick who will make his professional debut tonight for rookie-level Helena. Here’s what he wrote an hour ago:
‘Bout to get some Pizza Hut before the game
Ah, the lunch of champions. Here’s to a successful debut for the kid, who was a pleasure to meet at Miller Park last week.
Bunch of happenings down on the farm tonight:
- Manny Parra took a tough loss in his second Triple-A start. He didn’t allow a run until the seventh inning in Albuquerque, and retired Manny Ramirez in both of the slugger’s plate appearances, but was on the wrong end of the decision in the Sounds’ 1-0 loss to the Isotopes. Parra threw 59 of his 93 pitches for strikes and allowed a run on five hits with two walks and three strikeouts. The lone run scored on a two-out single off Parra.
- Rookie-level Helena played their season-opener tonight behind Nick Bucci, who allowed only one run on three hits in five good innings with four strikeouts and — follow his lead, kids — no walks.
- A couple of 2009 Draft picks were enjoying big professional debuts as of this writing. Second-rounder Cameron Garfield started his career with hits in his first five at-bats, and three RBIs. Nineteenth rounder Scott Krieger hit a three-run homer. Thirty-second rounder Chris Ellington was a double shy of the cycle, scored three runs and drove in a pair.
- Eric Arnett, Milwaukee’s first-round Draft pick earlier this month, will make his pro debut on Wednesday night. He’s wearing uniform No. 95, according to his Twitter feed. “Dont think ill be keeping that one forever,” Arnett wrote.
- Right-hander R.J. Seidel is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment with the rookie-level Arizona Brewers on Wednesday. Brewers general manager Doug Melvin told us in April that Seidel was out for the year after “tearing up” his knee when he slipped on some ice over the winter, but perhaps that assessment has changed. Seidel is a Wisconsin native drafted in the 16th round by the Brewers in 2006.
Ooh, a mysterious Brewers press conference. Whatever could it be about?
The Milwaukee Brewers are scheduled to host a press conference for TOMORROW, Sunday, June 14 at 10:30 a.m. to make a baseball-related announcement. The press conference will take place in the Media Interview Room. Brewers Executive Vice President-General Manager Doug Melvin and Director of Amateur Scouting Bruce Seid will each be in attendance.
I’m going to go out on a limb and say that the baseball-related announcement will include first-round Draft pick Eric Arnett, who took a physical today before attending the Brewers-White Sox game and then a dinner with club executives. He’ll formally sign his first professional contract either Saturday afternoon or Sunday morning.
The Brewers and their first-round Draft pick have a deal.
Right-hander Eric Arnett agreed to terms on his first professional contract Friday, three days after the Brewers made him the 26th overall pick in the First-Year Player Draft. He received a $1.2 million signing bonus, the slot figure set by Major League Baseball.
“We just got a deal done,” Arnett said. “It’s tremendous. This has been a dream of mine since I was a little kid and to have it really happen is awesome.”
Arnett said he will travel from his Ohio home to Milwaukee on Saturday to attend the Brewers-White Sox game followed by a dinner with club officials. He did not expect to meet the media until Sunday.
After that it’s an assignment to Helena, Mont., where the Brewers’ rookie-level Pioneer League club begins its season on June 23. Arnett, who carried a heavy workload at Indiana University this season, said he hoped to advance to Class A Wisconsin before the end of the year.
“I think it all depends on how my arm feels,” he said. “Right now, I feel great.”