The Brewers finalized plans for three injured players ready to start rehabilitation assignments with Triple-A Nashville. Shortstop Cesar Izturis (left hamstring) will begin playing for the Sounds on Friday and first baseman Travis Ishikawa (left rib cage) will follow on Saturday.
Right-hander Marco Estrada (right quadriceps) will start Saturday for the Sounds, the first of two outings before the Brewers decide whether to reinstate him to the starting rotation.
The Brewers expect to announce a number of additional signings from last week's First-Year Player Draft by the end of the week, including a deal with second-round pick Tyrone Taylor, a center fielder from Torrance (Calif.) High School, who had a scholarship offer from Cal-State Fullerton. Club officials cannot comment on any of the pending signings until the players pass physical exams.