Last Call: Fiers back on track after setback

After being scratched this week, righty set to return to action Sunday

Last Call: Fiers back on track after setback

PHOENIX -- 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: On Fiers.

• Scratched from a Thursday start against the Giants because of right shoulder fatigue, Mike Fiers is tentatively scheduled to return to action on Sunday. The question is where.

Matt Garza is scheduled to start the Brewers' "A" game that day against Jeff Samardzija and the White Sox at Maryvale Baseball Park, so the Brewers may send Fiers to the Minor League side to pitch for one of their Class A affiliates.

Fiers gets his third K

"We're debating whether it's going to be in the Minor League game, which we can control better," Roenicke said. "We think we may do that. Then the challenge is to slot him back in, how we can get him to pitch that fourth or fifth game [of the regular season]."

The Brewers don't view the fatigue issue as a major problem, Roenicke said.

Francisco Rodriguez felt no ill-effects from his first live batting practice on Thursday and is aiming to make his first Cactus League appearance on Sunday against the White Sox.

• The Brewers haven't seen much so far from infielder Luis Sardinas, one of three players acquired from Texas in the Yovani Gallardo trade. After singling Friday, he's 3-for-25 (.120) in the Cactus League.

"He's young," Roenicke said. "He's out there, 21 years old, trying to compete with guys who are 26 and 27. I don't think I could do it at 21."

Adam McCalvy is a reporter for 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.