• Double-A Huntsville Stars right-hander Jimmy Nelson, the Brewers' ninth-best prospect according to MLB.com, struck out eight batters in a five-inning no-decision on Monday and entered Tuesday tied for the fifth-most strikeouts in all of Minor League Baseball, with 20.
• Infielder Jeff Bianchi, on the 15-day disabled list with a hip injury, went 3-for-4 in a pair of games for Huntsville to begin a rehab assignment. He started at shortstop on Saturday and played three innings, then started at third base on Sunday and played five innings. He was off on Monday.
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