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Brewers set rotation, split up Estrada, Lohse

MILWAUKEE -- Leaving open the possibility for a last-minute change if necessary, Brewers manager Ron Roenicke has set his all-right-handed-pitching rotation: Yovani Gallardo started Monday's Opening Day game, to be followed by Marco Estrada and Wily Peralta against the Rockies, then newcomer Kyle Lohse on Friday and Mike Fiers on Saturday against the D-backs.

Lohse was slotted into that mix after he threw a light bullpen session on Sunday at Miller Park.

"As far as Lohse mixing in with our other staff, [he is] a little bit similar, maybe, to Marco Estrada, so we wanted to try to split that up a little bit," Roenicke said. "I think with Peralta, who is a 'stuff' guy, between Marco and Lohse, we're comfortable with that."

The Brewers signed Lohse to a three-year deal on March 25 to augment the rotation, pushing left-hander Chris Narveson to long relief.

Adam McCalvy is a reporter for Read his blog, Brew Beat, and follow him on Twitter at @AdamMcCalvy.
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