• Roenicke said right-hander Kyle Lohse is expected to be ready for his next start after developing some left hamstring tightness in Tuesday's outing against the A's. Lohse is penciled in to pitch Sunday against the Phillies.
• Thornburg's promotion caused a domino effect of prospect promotions in the Minor Leagues. Jimmy Nelson, No. 8 on MLB.com's list of the top 20 Brewers prospects, was moved up to Triple-A Nashville from Double-A Huntsville, and Drew Gagnon, No. 12 on the list, was reinstated from the Class A Brevard County disabled list and promoted to Huntsville.
Nelson was 5-4 with a 2.74 ERA and 72 strikeouts in 12 starts for Huntsville. Gagnon was 3-4 with a 5.16 ERA in 10 starts for Brevard County.
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