PEORIA, Ariz. -- Brewers right-hander Jeff Suppan apparently dodged a bullet. A day after he was struck on his right triceps by a line drive and forced out of Thursday's start against the D-backs, Suppan played catch and reported no problems. He expects to make his next start, scheduled for Tuesday against the Angels. "I would say it's no big deal," Suppan said. "I got some treatment on it and everything seems fine."
Manager Ned Yost said there is no thought of bumping Suppan from his next start. "No, not yet," Yost said. "We have two or three days to see how it progresses. It's a pretty good bruise, but I don't really see him missing a turn with it." Yost added: "If it did, it wouldn't set him back." Suppan was tagged with six earned runs on seven hits in three-plus innings on Thursday before he was knocked out of the game. He said he is working on fastball command and has not been particularly sharp in three spring starts, going 0-1 with an 11.25 ERA (10 earned runs and 15 hits allowed in eight innings). In other injury news, left fielder Ryan Braun was back in the lineup on Friday after missing the previous two games. It was a precautionary move, Yost said, after Braun reported some stiffness in his right Achilles tendon earlier in the week.
Adam McCalvy is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.