Last Call: Lind set to make Crew debut at DH

Last Call: Lind set to make Crew debut at DH

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Last Call is a spot for all the notes and anecdotes from Brewers camp that didn't find a home elsewhere on the site. Today, a debut on deck:

• First baseman Adam Lind is slated to serve as the designated hitter when the Brewers host the Rockies at Maryvale Baseball Park on Thursday (3:05 p.m. CT, listen live on free webcast), Lind's first game in a Milwaukee uniform. He has been delayed by a stiff back.

Lind and the training staff are expected to develop a plan in the following days to get him in a game at first base. He has a history of back trouble.

• More details on the plan for catcher Jonathan Lucroy's first game action: He will take a handful of at-bats in a Minor League intrasquad game Thursday morning, then work behind the plate the following day.

Lucroy hopes to start opener

"Then we'll see the day after, or the day after that, maybe he joins us," manager Ron Roenicke said. "We just want to see how he does. Hopefully he'll get on base a little bit and he'll have to run. Not full-out, but he'll have to run and see where he is."

• Shortstop Orlando Arcia, MLB.com's No. 1 Brewers prospect in rankings released Wednesday, celebrated with a single in the team's Cactus League game against the Giants.

Top Prospects: Arcia, MIL

"We were excited to get him in a game," Roenicke said. "We've heard so many good things about him. ... We wanted to see what everybody was so excited about, and he's got a really nice swing, and he's real clean making the plays. He looks like a good-looking player."

• The Brewers still aren't logging radar-gun readings, but officials have been impressed with the improved life on right-hander Taylor Jungmann's fastball. Jungmann pitched two scoreless innings Wednesday.

• The Brewers had the first of several abbreviated workdays on Wednesday designed to break the grind of Spring Training. Players reported for duty two hours before game time, dressed at Maryvale and bused to Scottsdale to play the Giants.

"The point of the 'show and go' is to try to get them a little rest on their legs and everything else," Roenicke said. "Spring Training, we get two days off now, but it's still pretty tough because during the season you don't have this long of practices in the morning and then play a game. Now we do fundamentals, we do all that stuff before you're playing the games, and they're long days. So really, it's a break for the guys."

Adam McCalvy is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Brew Beat, and follow him on Twitter at @AdamMcCalvy. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.