Last call

Kyle Lohse confirmed he was on board with the Brewers' decision to start Yovani Gallardo on Opening Day, even though Lohse had the superior 2013 season.

"It was fine with me," Lohse said. "Last year was an aberration for him. He's looking to come out and do what he normally does, so he's the guy. I'm happy with whatever day is my day. I just work here."

• Gorzelanny played long toss for the second straight day on Monday but is not sure when he will be cleared to pitch off a mound. The Brewers have been cautious with Gorzelanny as he returns from offseason surgery to repair fraying in his rotator cuff and labrum.

"We're at the point now where they haven't told me a day he's going to throw off a mound, so we're a ways away," said Roenicke, who still believes Gorzelanny could be ready within the first half of April.

• When was the last time the Brewers went green on St. Patrick's Day? It had been so long that no club official could offer a precise answer on Monday, when the bright jerseys hung in each player's locker at Maryvale Baseball Park. For information on ordering, contact

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