• In another transaction on Wednesday, the Brewers moved first baseman Mat Gamel to the 60-day disabled list. He will miss a second straight season after re-tearing the ACL in his right knee and undergoing another surgery. The move created an opening on Milwaukee's previously full 40-man roster.
• Right-hander Hiram Burgos cemented his place as a Brewers pitching prospect with his strong showing in the World Baseball Classic, Roenicke said. Including his 4 2/3-inning, one-run performance in Tuesday's final, Burgos only allowed one run in 13 Classic innings, and his 12 strikeouts tied for third among all tournament participants. Roenicke said he considered Burgos one of the top three options should something happen to a member of the team's Major League starting rotation.
The Brewers have already optioned Burgos to Triple-A, but club officials would still like to see him in a Cactus League "A" game or two. New rules allow teams to use players in Spring Training games who were previously optioned.
• Roenicke is letting players sleep in a bit on Thursday. They won't report to Maryvale Baseball Park until 10 a.m. MST, will take optional batting practice in the cages at 11 a.m. before a 1 p.m. game at Glendale, Ariz. against the White Sox.
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