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Brewers give Yovani Gallardo his first Opening Day assignment

Mar 30, 2010, 2:30 PM EDT

Brewers manager Ken Macha announced that 24-year-old Yovani Gallardo will make his first career Opening Day start after winning 13 games with a 3.73 ERA and 204 strikeouts in 185.2 innings last season.
Gallardo will be followed in Milwaukee’s rotation by veteran left-handers Randy Wolf and Doug Davis, who were both brought in as free agents after Brewers starters ranked dead last in baseball with a 5.37 ERA in 2009.
Dave Bush is believed to have locked up the fourth spot in the rotation, but Macha may delay naming a fifth starter because off days in schedule mean the Brewers likely won’t need one until mid-April. Jeff Suppan, Manny Parra, and Chris Narveson are battling for the final spot, with his $12.5 million salary presumably giving Suppan the edge despite going 7-12 with a 5.29 ERA last season

  1. Crow T. Robot - Mar 30, 2010 at 11:21 PM

    First opening day A$$?!!
    That’s just plain weird!

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