• Whether the U.S. or Puerto Rico won their elimination game Friday in the World Baseball Classic, it was to bring good news for the Brewers: One of their catchers is coming home. Jonathan Lucroy has been playing for Team USA and Martin Maldonado for Puerto Rico, and Roenicke has been eager for one of them to come back to resume working with Brewers pitchers.
• Estrada's three-inning, 52-pitch outing in a Minor League intrasquad game Thursday represented quite a change of scenery. His previous start was in front of 19,581 fans, for Team Mexico in a World Baseball Classic game against Canada that included a late-inning brawl.
On Thursday, Estrada didn't even know who he was pitching for. It might have been Triple-A Nashville. Or Double-A Huntsville. Maybe it was a mix.
"All I know was it was our own guys," Estrada said.
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