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PHOENIX — A back injury helps explain why Brewers third baseman Lucas Erceg, a surprise star of the Cactus League a year ago, has been limited to five at-bats in big league games so far in 2018.

Erceg, ranked as the club’s No. 4 prospect by MLB Pipeline, developed discomfort in his left hip and hamstring late last year in the Arizona Fall League, but Toronto Blue Jays Custom Jersey an MRI was negative and Erceg chalked it up to fatigue. When pain persisted earlier this spring, he underwent another MRI of his lower back that revealed a bulging disc pressing on a nerve and causing the shooting pain down his left leg.

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PHOENIX — A back injury helps explain why Brewers third baseman Lucas Erceg, a surprise star of the Cactus League a year ago, has been limited to five at-bats in big league games so far in 2018.

Erceg, ranked as the club’s No. 4 prospect by MLB Pipeline, developed discomfort in his left hip and hamstring late last year in the Arizona Fall League, but an MRI was negative and Erceg chalked it up to fatigue. When pain persisted earlier this spring, he underwent another MRI of his lower back t Men’s Majestic Flexbase Authentic 31 Joe Biagini Toronto Blue Jays Red Scarlet Canada Day Jersey hat revealed a bulging disc pressing on a nerve and causing the shooting pain down his left leg.

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Erceg got back on track in Minor League camp after a lidocaine injection, and he has been working with athletic trainers on a routine to navigate the regular season.

“Ever since then, I’ve been doing a bunch of hip mobility, core stability, all that stuff that gets me ready for each day,” Erceg said. “It’s been feeling a lot better. It feels good to be out there pain-free. As of right now, it feels like I’m 100 percent.”

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Likely to open the season at Double-A Biloxi, Erceg has been called over to play in four Cactus League games, singling twice in his first five at-bats. He played a much more prominent role last year in his first professional Spring Training, hitting .417 with a 1.190 OPS in 24 at-bats, including a pair of home runs in one memorable game against the Indians.

His splashy spring might have had a downside, Erceg said. He entered the 2017 season at Class A Advanced Carolina envisioning a quick promotion to Double-A, and perhaps beyond.

Instead, Erceg posted a .561 OPS in April and .631 OPS in May, and wound up with a .250/.278/.404 slash line before a season-ending stint at Triple-A Colorado Springs and then the Fall League.

“For me to go out there and have that much success, then start off the season as slow as it did, it was hot water and cold ice clashing together,” Erceg said. “This whole process is a learning experience, whether it’s good or bad. Learning how to deal with your success and learning to deal with adversity is the biggest thing in becoming a b Men’s Majestic Flexbase Authentic 29 Devon Travis Toronto Blue Jays Home White Baseball Jersey ig leaguer.”

Closing day, kind of
Zach Davies scattered four hits over five scoreless innings and Brett Phillips continued to gather nuts by hitting a fourth-inning home run in the Brewers’ 1-0 win over the Royals on Thursday.

Video: KC@MIL: Phillips crushes a solo homer to right-center

It was the final Major League game at this iteration of Maryvale Baseball Park. On Friday, crews begin work on a $58 million renovation of the complex.

“It’s nice to be feeling healthy and feeling ready for opening week,” said Davies, who has one more scheduled spring outing on Tuesday in an exhibition against the J.A Happ Jersey Astros at Minute Maid Park before his scheduled start on April 2 against the Cardinals in the Brewers’ home opener at Miller Park.

Video: KC@MIL: Davies whiffs Butera swinging in the 5th

Davies was efficient, throwing 65 pitches to 17 batters before tossing 10 more pitches in the  Devon Travis Jersey bullpen. While other starters for the club are backed off in their final spring starts, Davies is expected to push forward toward the 90-pitch mark on Tuesday, ma Joe Biagini Jersey king up for time lost earlier in camp to a minor oblique injury.

Last call
• Major League Baseball Players Association executive director Tony Clark was in camp on Thursday morning for the team’s annual union meeting, an hour-long clubhouse discussion that touched on the odd offseason coming to a close. Davies and Chase Anderson are the Brewers’ player representatives this year, with Corey Knebel and Brent Suter serving as alternates.

• The Brewers have hired former big leaguer Carlos Villanueva as “special advisor of baseball operations and player development.” The right-hander, who pitched parts of five seasons with the club, will assist in a variety of different areas of baseball operations.

• Right-hander Daniel Missaki, one of the then-teenage pitchers acquired in the Adam Lind trade, worked a 1-2-3 inning against a Mariners Class A team on Thursday, his second outing this spring. Missaki, who is trying to come back from two Tommy John surgeries, hasn’t pitched a pro inning since 2015.

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Adam McCalvy has covered the Brewers for MLB.com since 2001. Follow him on Twitter @AdamMcCalvy and like him on Facebook.


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A trio of prospects led the way as the Yankees, featuring a lineup with very few regulars, topped the Twins, 2-1, on J.A Happ Jersey Thursday afternoon.

Domingo German picked up a three-inning save with another scoreless outing, while Billy McKinney and Tyler Austin provided the offense, combining to go 3-for-7 with an RBI and two runs scored.

A trio of prospects led the way as the Yankees, featuring a lineup with very few regulars, topped the Twins, 2-1, on Thursday afternoon.

Domingo German picked up a three-inning save with another scoreless outing, while Billy McKinney and Tyler Austin provided the offense, combining to go 3-for-7 with an RBI and two runs scored.

German, the Yankees’ No. 18 prospect, continued his strong spring with another dominant outing. The right-hander, who hasn’t given up an earned run in four of his six appearances, struck out two over three perfect innings.

McKinney, the No. 19 prospect in New York’s system, did his damage early, putting the Yankees on the boar Toronto Blue Jays Custom Jersey d with a solo shot in the second. McKinney finished 1-for-4 and is hitting just .171 in Spring Training, but power hasn’t been an issue, as five of his six hits have been homers.

Video: NYY@MIN: McKinney belts his fifth homer of the spring

The Yankees’ No. 26 prospect, Austin, scored the decisive run in the sixth inning and boosted his average to .270 with a 2-for-3 effort that included a double. Men’s Majestic Flexbase Authentic 33 J A Happ Jersey Toronto Blue Jays Alternate Royal Blue Jersey

Other top prospect performances from Thursday’s action:

No. 3 overall prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (Blue Jays’ No. 1) and Bo Bichetter (No. 13 overall, Blue Jays’ No. 2) gave Toronto fans an exciting glimpse into the f Joe Biagini Jersey uture as they combined to go 3-for-8 with three RBIs. Guerrero Jr., who is hitting .667 in limited action, went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a double, while Bichette went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer.

Video: TOR@PIT: Bichette slugs a two-run homer for the lead

“They’ve got a ton of talent,” Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said. “You bring them over to a big league game when they’re that young and you never know what to expect.”

• No. 27 overall prospect Lewis Brinson (Marlins’ No. 1) showed fans that there is a lot to be excited about when it comes to his potential. The 23-year-old, who is hitting .365 this spring, finished a homer shy of the cycle as he went 3-for-4 and drove in three runs. Brinson left the game early after being struck on the helmet flap with a throw while running the bases, but he said he was fine postgame.

“My swing is where it needs to be right now,” Brinson said Men’s Majestic Flexbase Authentic 29 Devon Travis Toronto Blue Jays Home White Baseball Jersey . “Hopefully I can keep it going into the season starting next week.”

Video: MIA@HOU: Brinson drives in three runs on three hits

Marlins No. 9 prospect Brian Anderson also had a good day, going 1-for-2 with two RBIs and a pair of runs scored.

Astros No. 9 prospect J.D. Davis is hitting .347 after his latest multi-hit performance. Davis went 2-for-3 and drove in a run, but the Astros ultimately fell to the Marlins, 15-7.

Brewers No. 6 prospect Brett Phillips appears to have found his rhythm at the plate. Phillips, who went 1-for-3 with a homer, is 3-for-7 with two homers over his past three games after getting off to a slow 4-for-41 start.

Video: KC@MIL: Phillips crushes a solo homer to right-center

Cardinals No. 12 prospect Yairo Munoz continues to make a strong impressi Men’s Majestic Flexbase Authentic 31 Joe Biagini Toronto Blue Jays Red Scarlet Canada Day Jersey on as he battles for a spot on the Opening Day roster. Munoz, who brings a lot to a team with his defensive versatility, hit his third homer of Spring Training as part of a 1-for-3 day. The 23-year-old has a five-game hitting streak and is slashing .375/.423/.625.

Mets No. 11 prospect Tomas Nido is hitting an even .300 after collecting a pair of hits in a win over the Nationals. Nido, who finished 2-for-3, singled in the third and then drove in a run with another base hit in the fourth.

Video: WSH@NYM: Nimmo smacks an RBI double to left field

• Orioles prospects Chance Sisco (No. 3) and Pedro Araujo (No. 27) helped lead the club to a 10-7 win over the Red Sox with strong performances at the plate and on the mound. Sisco boosted his average to .419 with a pair of extra-base hits, going 2-for-3 with a double, a homer and four RBIs. Meanwhile, Araujo, who has held opponents scoreless in seven of eight appearances, threw 1 2/3 perfect innings.

Video: BOS@BAL: Sisco drills a two-run homer to left field

Pirates No. 8 prospect Colin Moran continued his solid spring with a three-hit effort against the Blue Jays. Moran, who went 3-for-5, is slashing .333/.360/.396.

Tigers No. 10 prospect Christin Stewart hasn’t seen a ton of playing time this spring, but when he’s gotten a chance, he’s been able to hit. Stewart went 3-for-5 in the Tigers’ win over the Phillies, and not only is he batting .700 (7-for-10), but he also has a hit in all five games he’s appeared in.

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PHOENIX — With their initial MRI results in hand, Boone Logan was slated for further medical tests Thursday while the Brewers worked through contractual complications with Wade Miley. But it was clear that both left-handers are out of the running for the Brewers’ active Opening Day roster.

Logan, who had been ticketed for the Brewers’ bullpen, suffered a left triceps strain in Wednesday’s win over the A’s and will open the regular season on the 10-day disabled list. Miley, who was vying for the starting rotation as a non-roster invitee and was on the cusp of making the team before  Joe Biagini Jersey sustaining a left groin strain in the same game, will be shut down at least two weeks after an MRI scan revealed a slight muscle tear.

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PHOENIX — With their initial MRI results in hand, Boone Logan was slated for further medical tests  Devon Travis Jersey Thursday while the Brewers worked through contractual complications with Wade Miley. But it was clear that both left-handers are out of the running for the Brewers’ active Opening Day roster.

Logan, who had been ticketed for the Brewers’ bullpen, suffered a left triceps strain in Wednesday’s win over the A’s and will open the regular season on the 10-day disabled list. Miley, who was vying for the starting rotation as a non-roster invitee and was on the cusp of making the team before sustaining a left groin strain in the same game, will be shut down at least two weeks after an MRI scan revealed a slight muscle tear.

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“This is unusual timing. We have a player who had an injury the day before decisions had to be made,” said general manager David Stearns, referring to a Thursday “out” in Miley’s Minor League contract.

By day’s end, Stea Men’s Majestic Flexbase Authentic 33 J A Happ Jersey Toronto Blue Jays Alternate Royal Blue Jersey rns and Miley’s agent, Tom O’Connell, had an agreement to keep Miley in the organization while he rehabs. The Brewers Men’s Majestic Flexbase Authentic 29 Devon Travis Toronto Blue Jays Home White Baseball Jersey  will pay Miley the $100,000 retention bonus he’s due Saturday as a veteran non-roster invitee, and he will remain on his Minor League contract.

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Had he made the Brewers’ Major League roster on Opening Day, even on the disabled list, Miley would have been guaranteed a $2.5 million salary, with an additional $3.2 million available in incentives.

Brewers manager Craig Counsell lamented the “cruel timing” of Miley’s injury. Miley called it “unbelievable,” and indicated first thing Thursday morning that he hoped to stay with the organization.

“Obviously, I wouldn’t put a hurt guy on the roster, so we have to get through J.A Happ Jersey  some stuff like that,” Miley said. “I’m open for anything. Obviously, there’s not people handing out jobs right now anywhere else. I love it here, so hopefully we can work something out.”

Video: Counsell discusses the injuries to Miley and Logan

With Miley sidelined, the Brewers have left-hander Brent Suter and right-handers Junior Guerra and Brandon Woodruff in camp vying for rotation spots behind Chase Anderson, Zach Davies and Jhoulys Chacin. Suter, Guerra and Woodruff each have Minor League options.

Suter and Guerra are also candidates for the bullpen, which has five of eight spots spoken for with Logan out of the mix. Among the other bullpen candidates is a right-hander who is best against left-handed hitters and also happens to be out of options, Oliver Drake.

Logan does not expect to have a firm timetable for recovery until next week, perhaps while the Brewers are in Houston for exhibition games ahead of Opening Day in San Diego. That’s when the team would have to place Logan on the 10-day DL.

The good news, Logan said, is that the injury is not in exactly the same area as the left lat tear that derailed his 2017 season in Cleveland. It’s essentially in his armpit — close enough, Stearns said, to demand further tests.

Video: KC@MIL: Stearns discusses Logan, Miley’s injuries

“The initial feedback is that it’s pretty minor,” Stearns said. “Certainly, our hope is that this is just a blip. We get him a little bit of downtime and he comes back.”

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“That actually put a smile on my face that it wasn’t that,” Logan said. “Hopefully it won’t be that long, but I don’t know.”

As of Thursday, the Brewers were one week shy of their regular-season opener against the Padres in Men’s Majestic Flexbase Authentic 31 Joe Biagini Toronto Blue Jays Red Scarlet Canada Day Jersey  San Diego.

“It’s what you have to prepare for, and it’s why you have numbers,” Counsell said. “I feel good about covering for it, and then [Logan and Miley] become Toronto Blue Jays Custom Jersey  depth during the season, and really good depth.”

Adam McCalvy has covered the Brewers for MLB.com since 2001. Follow him on Twitter @AdamMcCalvy and like him on Facebook.


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PHOENIX — One week to go, and new circumstances for Brewers officials to consider as they ponder their Opening Day roster.

Injuries have knocked Wade Miley from the starting rotation and Boone Logan from the bullpen, forcing general manager David Stearns, manager Craig Counsell and their staffs to take a fresh look at how they will construct a 25-man roster for the season opener against the Padres on March 29 at Petco Park.

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PHOENIX — One week to go, and new circumstances for Brewers officials to consider as they ponder their Opening Day roster.

Injuries have knocked Wade Miley from the starting rotation and Boone Logan from the bullpen, forcing general manager David Stearns, manager Craig Counsell and their staffs to take a fresh look at how they will construct a 25-man roster for the season opener against the Padres on March 29 at Petco Park.

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“It’s two less guys,” Counsell said. “We’ll keep open different ways to construct [the  Joe Biagini Jersey roster], but when you take away one guy that was a lock on the team and one guy who was certainly under strong considerations, it moves some other guys up. And it also makes us look at different ways to put it together.”

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The Brewers are leaning toward beginning the season with only four starting pitchers, since they will not need a fifth starter until the eighth game. That helps a little, but it still leaves plenty of question marks for an outsider attempting to guess how things will look on Opening Day.

Here’s another stab at it:

Catcher (2): Manny Pina and Jett Bandy
March 15 projection: Pina and Bandy
Pre-camp projection: Pina and Stephen Vogt

Vogt will start the season on the disabled list with a shoulder injury. That cleared a path for Bandy.

First base (3): Eric Thames, Jesus Aguilar and Ryan Braun
March 15 projection: Thames, Aguilar and Braun
Pre-camp projection: Thames and Braun

Video: LAD@MIL: Braun laces an RBI double to left field

Yes, that’s still too many first basemen. But the Miley and Logan injuries were a good reminder that it’s best to delay decisions until the last possible moment, and the Brewers could try to hold onto Aguilar as long as possible.

Second base (2): Jonathan Villar and Eric Sogard
March 15 projection: Villar and Sogard
Pre-camp projection: Villar and Sogard

Villar was having a nice camp as of the one-week-to-go mark, slashing .326/.383/.442.

Third base (1): Travis Shaw
March 15 projection: Shaw
Pre-camp projection: Shaw

Shortstop (1): Orlando Arcia
March 15 projection: Arcia
Pre-camp projection: Arcia

Arcia extended his Cactus  Men’s Majestic Flexbase Authentic 31 Joe Biagini Toronto Blue Jays Red Scarlet Canada Day Jersey League hitting streak to 12 games with a single in the first inning on Thursday. Shaw leads the team with four spring homers.

Video: MIL@SEA: Arcia plates Villar with a single in the 3rd

Outfielders (3): Lorenzo Cain, Domingo Santana, Christian Yelich (and Braun)
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Pre-camp projection: Cain, Santana, Yelich (and Braun)

After two months of trade speculation, it looks like Santana will make it to Opening Day with the Brewers.

Utility (1): Hernan Perez
March 15 projection: Perez
Pre-camp projection: Perez

Mr. Versatility just needs to catch and he will have played every position in the Majors.

Starting pitchers (4): Chase Anderson, Zach Davies, Jhoulys Chacin, Brent Suter
March 15 projection: Anderson, Davies, Chacin, Wade Miley
Pre-camp projection: Anderson, Davies, Chacin, Brandon Woodruff, Suter

Video: MIL@SEA: Suter fans Cano to strike out the side

Suter could take Logan’s spot in the bullpen, but Stearns said the team would choose Suter’s role independent from Thursday’s injury news. Junior Guerra and Woodruff are the other options for that fourth starter spot, but since Suter opened the spring with a “leg up,” as Counsell put it, we’ll go with him.

Bullpen (8): Corey Knebel, Josh Hader, Matt Albers, Jacob Barnes, Jeremy Jeffress, Yovani Gallardo, J.J. Hoover, Oliver Drake
March 15 projection: Knebel, Hader, Boone Logan, Albers, Barnes, Jeffress, Gallardo, Hoover
Pre-camp projection: Knebel, Hader, Logan, Albers, Barnes, Jeffress, Gallardo, Hoover

Video: CLE@MIL: Drake jumps off mound to barehand grounder

Drake isn’t a left-hander, but he’s out of options and gets left-handed batters out (.685 OPS last season), so he could fill Logan’s spot to start the season. The hope, Stearns said, is that Logan will not miss too much time. Taylor Williams, the electric-armed righ Devon Travis Jersey t-hander, remains in play for one of the final bullpen spots.

Adam McCalvy has covered the Brewers for MLB.com since 2001. Follow him on Twitter @AdamMcCalvy and like him on Facebook.


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MESA, Ariz. — Pleased with Ryan Braun‘s work at first base this spring, the Brew Men’s Majestic Flexbase Authentic 31 Joe Biagini Toronto Blue Jays Red Scarlet Canada Day Jersey ers will push forward with a plan to occasionally start the longtime outfielder at the position this season, primarily against left-handed pitchers.

The Brewers face southpaw Clayton Richard of the Padres on Opening Day on Thursday in San Diego. So, barring an unforeseen issue in the next six days, Braun will be the Brewers’ Opening Day first baseman.

MESA, Ariz. — Pleased with Ryan Braun‘s work at first base this spring, the Brewers will push forward with a plan to occasionally start the longtime outfielder at the position this season, primarily against left-handed pitchers.

The Brewers face southpaw Clayton Richard of the Padres on Opening Day on Thursday in San Diego. So, barring an unforeseen issue in the next six days, Braun will be the Brewers’ Opening Day first baseman.

“That’s investigative journalism,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell said.

The Brewers hatched the plan in January while they were pursuing outfielders Lorenzo Cain and Christian Yelich, players who should help improve the team’s defense and cut down on the lineup’s strikeouts. It created a crowd Men’s Majestic Flexbase Authentic 33 J A Happ Jersey Toronto Blue Jays Alternate Royal Blue Jersey , with four premium outfielders — Braun, Cain, Domingo Santana and Yelich — for three spots. Adding first base to Braun’s repertoire should help Counsell spread at-bats around.

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“You’re not going to transform a player to an experienced player and a completely comfortable player in five games worth of action,” Counsell said, “but he’s handled himself very well from our perspective.”

When Braun assessed his progress about halfway through camp, he was blunt, saying he was not “remotely comfortable” at first base. At the time, Braun was still using his outfield glove. He has since switched to a traditional first baseman’s glove, logging 41 innings at the position over eight Cactus League games.

Braun will get one final tune-up at first base in one of the Brewers’ upcoming exhibition games in Ho Men’s Majestic Flexbase Authentic 29 Devon Travis Toronto Blue Jays Home White Baseball Jersey uston, Counsell said.

“I think he has the skills to play the position,” Counsell said. “Like I said before, I understand why he’s uncomfortable with the rest of the stuff. You’re not going to be comfortable until you’ve done it a whole bunch, and there’s still plays that haven’t happened. The way he thinks about the game, that makes him uncomfortable. That’s right. I can completely empathize with that.

“But I think he’s shown enough that we think he can be a contributor there.”

Video: Braun challenged by position switch to first base

Comfort will come in time, Counsell predicted.

“It’s the little dribbler up the line that the runner is coming at you and the pi J.A Happ Jersey tcher throws it and you can’t see the ball,” C Joe Biagini Jersey ounsell said. “It’s, ‘How far can I get away from first base with a right-handed hitter up?’ It’s a push bunt from a fast runner. It’s not the ground balls, it’s not the throws from the infielders, it’s the stuff that you try to practice, but it doesn’t happen that much, so it’s a surprise when it happens.”

Still unsettled is how adding Braun alongside primary first baseman Eric Thames will impact another player, Jesus Aguilar. He is out of Minor League options, making a minimum salary and would almost certainly be plucked off the waiver wire after hitting 16 home runs with an .837 OPS in 311 plate appearances last sea Devon Travis Jersey son.

“We’re trying to find a way to get him on the roster, Counsell said.

If he makes it, how would the Brewers use Aguilar?

“That’s why we’re having this conversation, because there isn’t a clear spot for Jesus if Ryan plays first base,” Counsell said. “But could there be quickly? I don’t know what’s going to happen. … We have to make some decisions on our depth here coming up here, but we’re still going to try to preserve it.”

Adam McCalvy has covered the Brewers for MLB.com since 2001. Follow him on Twitter @AdamMcCalvy and like him on Facebook.


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MESA, Ariz. — Jimmy Nelson is up to 105 feet in his throwing program, and his next move is a notable one if Devon Travis Jersey the rehabbing Brewers right-hander is to get back on a mound sometime in April.

“That 120 [feet] is a big mark,” Nelson said. “We’ll hopefully get there sometime next week and probably stay at 120 for a couple o Toronto Blue Jays Custom Jersey f weeks, like we did a Men’s Majestic Flexbase Authentic 31 Joe Biagini Toronto Blue Jays Red Scarlet Canada Day Jersey t 90. Ninety and 120 are big benchmarks. Once you get to 135, 150 [feet], that’s when you can start some mound work. It all depends on how I respond to 120.”

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MESA, Ariz. — Jimmy Nelson is up to 105 feet in his throwing program, and his next move is a notable one if the rehabbing Brewers right-hander is to get back on a mound sometime in April.

“That 120 [feet] is a big mark,” Nelson said. “We’ll hopefully get there sometime next week and probably stay at 120 for a couple of weeks, like we did at 90. Ninety and 120 are big benchmarks. Once you get to 135, 150 [feet], that’s when you can start some mound work. It all depends on how I respond to 120.”

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If the next ste J.A Happ Jersey p goes well, Nelson could be on a mound sometime during the middle of April. Nelson, who underwent right shoulder surgery last September, knows a long road would remain, even after that milestone.

Nelson will stay in Phoenix when the rest of the team travels to Houston on Sunday night for a pair of exhibition games. He will re-join the Brewers in San Diego, then travel home to Milwaukee to continue his rehab at Miller Park.

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So far, so good.

“There’s the typical ups and downs you would expect,” Joe Biagini Jersey Nelson said. “Progress nonetheless, and you can’t really argue with that.”

More injury updates
Catcher Stephen Vogt has next Friday circled on his calendar. That’s the date he hopes to test his strained right shoulder by resuming baseball activities.

“I think we’re still on a six-week timeframe, so we’re looking at May 1 [to get back to game action],” Vogt said. “I’ve got a big step next Friday in San Diego. That’s when we’re going to hit again and work back toward throwing.

“The one thing that was really good was that second opinion saying six to eight weeks. That gave me, ‘OK, I’m not going to be ready for Opening Day.’ Every day I was coming here hoping it was going to be ready to go and hoping it was going to feel better. Getting that helped me get Opening Day out of my mind.”

On the pitching front, left-hander Wade Miley said he was relieved when he heard that his agent had worked out a deal to keep him in the Brewers’ organization while he rehabs a slightly torn left groin. Miley, who was close to cementing a spot in the starting rotation, will remain on his Minor League contract until he’s healthy enough to make a rehab start or two, then will have the right to elect free agency if the Brewers do not have a spot for him on the Major League team.

“My main focus right now is just getting healthy, and then I guess there will be some more decisions to be made,” Miley said. “Hopefully I can get back on the mound real shortly.”

The Brewers expect Miley will be sidelined 2-4 weeks before getting back on a mound, Brewers manager Craig Counsell said.

Video: Wade Miley talks about the injury to his left groin

Closing argument
In his final Spring Training start, rotation hopeful Brandon Woodruff surrendered a leadoff home run to the Cubs’ Ian Happ, then kept Chicago off the board until a three-run fifth that included an RBI double by opposing pitcher Tyler Chatwood in Milwaukee’s 4-3 loss on Friday at Sloan Park.

“Just compete, and whatever happens, happens,” said Woodruff, vying with left-hander Brent Suter and right-hander Junior Guerra for open spots behind Brewers starters Chase Anderson, Zach Davies and Jhoulys Chacin.

Woodruff, Suter and Guerra all have at least one Minor League option.

Video: Counsell on Suter having a leg up in camp

Woodruff has nothing on the schedule besides a bullpen session on Sunday, the day the Brewers depart Arizona. Counsell declined to say anything on Friday morning about the plan for the Brewers’ season-opening series beyond Anderson’s start on Opening Day. Chacin will get one of those games, but the Brewers have not said which, nor have they said who will pitch in the other open spot.

Suter still has a “leg up” on making the team, Counsell reiterated, but he didn’t say whether that meant Suter would start games or pitch in relief to begin the season. The Brewers are still debating the breakdown of pitchers and position players on the 25-man roster.

“There’s a good chance [Suter will do both] because he has the ability to do it,” Counsell said. “This is where I get into the ‘out-getter’ phrase, because we get so stuck on whether he has to be this or this, and he just has to get outs for us.”

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Chacin will make his final spring tune-up at 2:05 p.m. CT on Saturday against the A’s in Mesa (listen live on Gameday Audio). The Brewers still haven’t pinned down the date of Chacin’s official Brewers debut.

Adam McCalvy has covered the Brewers for MLB.com since 2001. Follow him on Twitter @AdamMcCalvy and like him on Facebook.


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China and Russia will enhance cooperation on digital economy, including big Custom Blue Jays Jersey data, the Internet of Things and smart cities, Chinese Ambassador to Russia Li Hui told Xinhua in a recent interview.

While making continuous efforts to strengthen bilateral cooperation in the Ezequiel Carrera Jersey sectors of energy, equipment manufacturing, agriculture and spaceflight, the two countries are eyeing digital economy as a new area of cooperation, Li said.

China and Russia will also continue their efforts to achieve substantial results from the alignment of the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative and development programs within the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) led by Russia.

The Belt and Road Initiative, proposed by China in 2013, aims to build trade and infrastructure networks connecting Asia with Europe and Africa on and beyond the ancient Silk Road routes. It comprises the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road.

The EEU, which groups Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Russia, is an economic bloc aiming to optimize the flow of goods and services among its members.

Li said China and Russia will work to implement the project of an Blue Jays Canada Day Jersey international transportation corridor in the Far East and jointly explore the Arctic shipping route to make it a “silk road on ice.”

According to him, strategic mutual trust between the two countries is Devon Travis Jersey strengthening, while political, economic and people-to-people exchanges are developing robustly, forming a solid base for the China-Russia comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination.

The partnership plays a special role in China’s “major-country diplomacy” Joe Biagini Jersey with Chinese characteristics and both countries will never waver in their determination to develop such a partnership no matter how the international and regional situations change, Li said.

Both China and Russia are permanent members of the United Nations Security Council and important parties of the G20, BRICS and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), Li said, adding that the two countries share similar positions on many international affairs.

“I believe as long as we keep up with the times and seize the opportunities, China-Russia relations will be very productive,” the ambassador said.

Next week, the 16th meeting of the Council of Heads of Government (Prime Ministers) of the SCO will be held in Russia’s Black Sea resort of Sochi.

In Li’s view, the SCO adheres to its founding values or the “Shanghai Spirit” featuring mutual trust, mutual benefit, equality, consultation, respect for JA Happ Jersey cultural diversity and pursuit of common development.

At the Astana summit in Kazakhstan in June, India and Pakistan completed their accession to the SCO, which also groups China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

After the expansion, the SCO covers about 44 percent of the world’s population and over a fifth of the world’s gross domestic product (GDP).

The SCO members have shown a strong will to cooperate in various sectors in the SCO framework, and the Belt and Road Initiative will create new economic propellers for the SCO members and contribute to regional prosperity against a backdrop of globalization, said Li.