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• Right-hander Mark Rogers threw another live batting practice session Tuesday and "made some progress," Roenicke said, but was still "not the guy that we saw before." The Brewers have been trying to put Rogers in a situation to regain the velocity he showed late last season, when he went 3-1 with a 3.92 ERA in seven big league starts.

"The medical end of it is fine," Roenicke said. "Last year, he kind of went through the same thing, though it was during recovery from [carpal tunnel] surgery. The velocity seems to come as he pitches, and when it shows up, I don't know. He's a guy that needs the velocity. He's not a [Burke] Badenhop, who just depends on commanding the ball and throwing it down in the zone and corner to corner. This is a guy with an arm who throws it by people."

• With Rogers out of the mix for the starting rotation, Roenicke confirmed that Yovani Gallardo, Marco Estrada, Peralta, Chris Narveson and Mike Fiers are tentatively lined-up in that order to begin the season. Tentatively, Roenicke and pitching coach Rick Kranitz are planning to keep those pitchers in line, though four off-days in April give them flexibility to adjust.

• Reliever Jim Henderson pitched for the first time in six days after dealing with back tightness and delivered a scoreless eighth inning against the Angels, with two strikeouts. It was his first opportunity to implement a mechanical adjustment that Henderson hopes will hone his command.

• With Ryan Braun back in the lineup for the first time since his stint in the World Baseball Classic, the Brewers fielded a nearly complete lineup Tuesday for the first time in weeks. Only center fielder Carlos Gomez had the day off in a 6-1 win over the Angels.

"That was one of our better games," Roenicke said. "It was nice to see that lineup out there."

• Three non-roster players -- pitchers Travis Webb and Rob Wooten and catcher Robinzon Diaz -- were returned to Minor League camp on Tuesday, leaving 37 players on the Brewers' camp roster.

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