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Report says Brewers, Royals still talking Betemit

FoxSports.com says the Royals and Brewers remain in touch about Kansas City infielder Wilson Betemit but had not made substantial progress in trade talks. Betemit, 29, who would presumably replace slumping Brewers third baseman Casey McGehee, is hitting .281 with a .341 on-base percentage and has lost playing time to prospect Mike Moustakas. Betemit is a free agent after the season unlikely to qualify for Type A or B status.

– Adam McCalvy

Braun back in Brewers lineup

Ryan Braun is back in the Brewers lineup tonight after missing Monday’s series opener with an illness. Manager Ron Roenicke said Braun had been feeling under the weather for the previous four days, struck by an upper respiratory viral infection. Considering the way the Brewers have been battered of late by their opponents, they need all the offense they can get.

Here’s the lineup for Game 2 against the Rays:

Rickie Weeks 2B
Nyjer Morgan CF
Ryan Braun LF
Prince Fielder 1B
Casey McGehee 3B
Corey Hart RF
Yuniesky Betancourt SS
Jonathan Lucroy C
Zack Greinke RHP

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Saito to DL

The Brewers made a late-night roster move on Monday, placing reliever Takashi Saito on the 15-day disabled list with the right hamstring strain he suffered during a tough outing in Milwaukee’s home opener on April 4. The team recalled right-hander Brandon Kintzler from Triple-A Nashville to fill Saito’s spot.

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