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Brewers opt to not start Gallardo in season finale

Brewers opt to not start Gallardo in season finale

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Brewers opt to not start Gallardo in season finale
MILWAUKEE -- Yovani Gallardo won't pitch as scheduled, but many of the Brewers' other regulars are expected back in action for the season finale on Wednesday.

The Brewers decided Gallardo has pitched enough in 2012 after making 33 starts for the second consecutive season, especially considering his heavy workload through the 2011 postseason. They will go with Josh Stinson instead -- who has been pitching in relief this month and will make his first Major League start.

Of Gallardo, manager Ron Roenicke said, "He's been our horse, and he really was last year, too, with his innings pitched. When you add in his playoff innings, he threw a lot last year."

Stinson will have most of the Brewers' regular position players behind him after many took Tuesday off. Second baseman Rickie Weeks and third baseman Aramis Ramirez will be back in the lineup for sure, Roenicke said, but first baseman Corey Hart will sit out. He tweaked his injured left foot diving for a line drive on Monday night.

"The other guys want to be back in there tomorrow," Roenicke said. "[Tuesday] is a chance for them to sit and watch a game, a chance for us to see some of the young guys again. Hey, we're still trying to win."

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