• Roenicke had no new information to report Thursday about shortstop Jean Segura, who remained confined to taking at-bats in Minor League camp because of a sore throwing shoulder. Segura, who was to join the Brewers on their flight to Milwaukee, did play catch in the morning with coach Mike Guerrero and "threw real well," according to Roenicke. It remains to be seen whether Segura is strong enough to play in either of the Brewers' weekend exhibition games against the Royals, or whether he is ready for Monday's Opening Day game against the Braves.
• Roenicke is planning a more mix-and-match approach to his catching tandem. Last year, backup Martin Maldonado handled right-hander Wily Peralta, and regular Jonathan Lucroy generally caught everyone else.
"I think 'Maldy' will catch somewhere in the same range, the one out of five," Roenicke said, "but I think sometimes when Peralta is matched up with a left-handed pitcher and we really want 'Luc' in that lineup, we feel better about putting Luc in there. I was glad that Peralta had some good games with 'Luc' catching here, so now he's got the confidence in doing it."
• It did not exactly qualify as breaking news Thursday, but Roenicke said that second-year slugger Khris Davis would start in left field on Opening Day and Logan Schafer would be on the bench. Schafer's best chance to start could come Wednesday, a day game after a night game with a Braves right-hander (Aaron Harang) on the mound.
Roenicke has still not made public his plan for two spots in the Opening Day lineup: first base (between Lyle Overbay and Mark Reynolds) and second base (between Scooter Gennett and Rickie Weeks). Right-hander Julio Teheran is starting for Atlanta, and Overbay and Gennett are the left-handed batters in those platoons.
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