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Posted on: March 25, 2011 4:04 pm
Edited on: March 25, 2011 4:05 pm
 

Mitre's flexibility attractive to Brewers

By C. Trent Rosecrans

Sergio MitreThe Brewers will consider newly-acquired Sergio Mitre for the start on April 6 against Atlanta, but Milwaukee manager Ron Roenicke didn't say he'll be placed in the rotation quite yet.

"He'll give us experience there; length there," Roenicke said in his daily media briefing (via the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel). "He gives us the ability for a guy to come out of the bullpen [to start] instead of bringing somebody up [from the minors] or carrying somebody extra. Having that flexibility was important."

Mitre started three games last season and 14 of his 24 relief appearances were longer than an inning.

Roenicke said the team needed the bullpen help because LaTroy Hawkins (shoulder) and Manny Parra (back) will start the season on the disabled list.

The Brewers traded outfielder Chris Dickerson to the Yankees for Mitre. 

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