Hart, Lucroy to DL as Brewers set roster

Hart, Lucroy to DL as Brewers set roster

Hart, Lucroy to DL as Brewers set roster
CINCINNATI -- Brewers general manager Doug Melvin circled the visitor's clubhouse on Wednesday to congratulate each member of his Opening Day roster, and there were no last-minute surprises.

As expected, the Brewers placed outfielder Corey Hart and catcher Jonathan Lucroy on the 15-day disabled list, selected Erick Almonte's and Jeremy Reed's contracts from Triple-A Nashville and returned catcher Mike Rivera, infielder Edwin Maysonet and right-hander Mark DiFelice to Minor League camp.

Here's the roster for the Brewers' season-opener against the Reds on Thursday:

59 John Axford RHP
21 Zach Braddock LHP
49 Yovani Gallardo RHP
54 Sean Green RHP
61 Brandon Kintzler RHP
50 Kameron Loe RHP
18 Shaun Marcum RHP
52 Sergio Mitre RHP
38 Chris Narveson LHP
40 Takashi Saito RHP
57 Mitch Stetter LHP
43 Randy Wolf LHP

16 George Kottaras
33 Wil Nieves

22 Erick Almonte
3 Yuniesky Betancourt
30 Craig Counsell
28 Prince Fielder
14 Casey McGehee
23 Rickie Weeks

8 Ryan Braun
27 Carlos Gomez
25 Mark Kotsay
2  Nyjer Morgan
7 Jeremy Reed

10 Ron Roenicke -- Manager
35 Garth Iorg -- First-base Coach
39 Rick Kranitz -- Pitching Coach
53 Stan Kyles -- Bullpen Coach
36 Jerry Narron -- Bench Coach
6 Ed Sedar -- Third-base Coach
31 John Shelby -- Outfield Coach
29 Dale Sveum -- Hitting Coach
56 Joe Crawford -- Coaching Assistant
55 Marcus Hanel -- Bullpen Catcher

13 Zack Greinke RHP
32 LaTroy Hawkins RHP
1 Corey Hart OF
20 Jonathan Lucroy C
26 Manny Parra LHP

All five of the injured players saw their DL stints backdated to March 22, meaning they will be eligible to return beginning April 6.