MARYVALE, AZ (LEARFIELD-WSAU) The Milwaukee Brewers have finalized their bullpen for at least the start of the regular season. Left-handed reliever Zach Duke is being put on the 25-man roster, while reliever Rob Wooten is being sent down to Triple-"A" Nashville.
Because of Duke's veteran status, the Brewers were required to tell him by today whether he'll start the season with the Crew next Monday.
Tyler Thornburg, a starter late last year, will stay up with Milwaukee as a long reliever. The Brewers also appear to be keeping Rule-Five pitcher Wei-Chung Wang.
Meanwhile, Jeff Bianchi appears to be the final bench player on Milwaukee's Opening Day roster. That's after utility player Elian Herrera was optioned down to Nashville.
The Brewers blew the lead in the 9th inning and lost to the Giants on Tuesday. Shortstop Jean Segura missed his sixth straight game with a sore shoulder.
The Brewers play Cleveland today