• Gallardo pitched two innings against the Dodgers on Sunday, yielding three runs on five hits, including a three-run shot to Adrian Gonzalez on a back-door slider he left up over the plate. Gallardo pitched on three days' rest to put him on schedule for his Opening Day start.
"It was just to get the schedule set up," Gallardo said of his focus during the abbreviated outing. "It was a rough first inning, but the start before that was four innings, one hit, and one run. Today, mechanics-wise, I was a little off."
Gallardo threw 30 pitches Sunday. He has been in the 50-pitch range previously, and will probably jump to 75 in his next start to get back on pace.
• Right-handed reliever Donovan Hand continues to impress in his first big league camp. The 27-year-old has pitched eight innings in six games without allowing a run. He's given up four hits, struck out four, and earned a save.
"He mixes up pitches well," Roenicke said. "He's got good command of them. He's got a nice curveball. Looks like he knows how to pitch and he knows how to get guys out. He's not always out there 3-2. He does a lot of nice things."
Hand has a 3.60 ERA in 210 Minor League appearances, and Roenicke sees him as having a shot at cracking his first big league roster.
"I'm not sure he's out of the picture for being with us this year," Roenicke said. "We have one spot, probably, in the bullpen, or really, I guess, two spots. Who knows?"
• Lucroy was 1-for-3 in his first game back since playing for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic. He is likely to play in a Minor League game Monday so he can get at-bats every inning without playing the field.
"We may send him over just to get a bunch of at-bats and then maybe play him the next day," Roenicke said. "I wasn't going to play him tomorrow, so he might as well get some at-bats and then catch the next day."
• The Brewers released three Minor League players Sunday: outfielder Malcolm Dowell, catcher Emmanuel Quiles, and right-handed pitcher Stosh Wawrzasek.
Owen Perkins is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.Less