Tyler Thornburg's Triple-A debut is briefly on hold after the Nashville Sounds placed the right-handed pitching prospect -- ranked No. 4
by MLB.com -- on their disabled list Wednesday.
Brewers assistant general manager Gord Ash said Thornburg, who was originally scheduled to pitch Friday, has a sore right wrist. Ash characterized the issue as "very minor," and said Thornburg would probably start Sunday or Monday instead.
The Sounds made the roster move because they needed a spot for recently returned reliever Mike McClendon.
A member of Reds manager Dusty Baker's staff called Roenicke on Tuesday night to address Cincinnati closer Aroldis Chapman's impromptu somersaults after logging a ninth-inning save. Roenicke declined to comment further but appeared to shrug off the matter.
Clint Coulter, the Brewers' first pick in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft, belted his first professional home run for the Rookie level Arizona Brewers on Tuesday night. Coulter's three-run blast highlighted an 8-0 win after four season-opening losses.
Online balloting for the 83rd All-Star Game ends at 10:59 p.m. CT on Thursday, with Braun clinging to the third starting spot in the National League outfield in the final update released this week. Fans can cast their votes for starters up to 25 times at MLB.com and all 30 club sites -- online or via your mobile device -- using the 2012 All-Star Game MLB.com Ballot
As an incentive, the Brewers are offering fans who vote at least 21 times for their favorite Milwaukee player entry into a drawing to win Braun's Miller Park Suite for a night, complete with tickets, food and a personal visit from Braun. For details, see the special section of brewers.com