• Minor League infielder Hainley Statia wins the Brewers' frequent flier award. He played for The Kingdom of the Netherlands in the World Baseball Classic, so his travel in the past two months has gone like this -- Curacao to Phoenix to Taiwan (via San Francisco) to Japan, back to Phoenix, back to San Francisco, back to Phoenix and then to Milwaukee for the Brewers' exhibition games against the White Sox. On Sunday, he will catch a flight to Nashville, where Statia will begin the regular season with Milwaukee's Triple-A club.
He covered 17,000 air miles during the World Baseball Classic alone. The Netherlands made it into the tournament's final four.
"That doesn't bother me," Statia said. "As long as I'm playing baseball, it's fun."
• Right-hander Mike Fiers stayed behind in Arizona when the Brewers broke camp, and will pitch in a Minor League intrasquad game Sunday before rejoining the big league team. He will open the season in Milwaukee's starting rotation, probably as the No. 5 starter.
• If Fiers is No. 5 then Lohse would be No. 4, and would start Friday against the D-backs. If that's the case, he would miss the Brewers' April 14-16 series in St. Louis, where Lohse pitched from 2008-12.
"We've looked at that, and I don't want to start setting up the schedule for the matchups," Roenicke said.
Roenicke has been hesitant to announce a firm pitching plan beyond the opening series vs. Colorado because an off-day Thursday allows some flexibility for the schedule to change.