MILWAUKEE The Milwaukee Brewers have selected right-hander Donovan Hand from Triple-A Nashville to fill the void left by closer Jim Henderson's placement on the disabled list.
To clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Hand, the Brewers shifted right-hander Mark Rogers to the 60-day disabled list.
Hand, 27, was Milwaukee's final bullpen cut in spring training, but went to Nashville and posted a 3.18 ERA in 28-13 innings out of the bullpen.
Drafted in the 14th round by the Brewers in the 2007 draft out of Jacksonville State University, Hand is 29-26 with a 3.57 ERA over seven minor league seasons. Since spending most of 2008 and 2009 as a starter with Double-A Huntsville, Hand became a reliever in 2010.
Milwaukee's decision to bring up Hand over a starting pitcher may indicate the club is comfortable going with right-hander Alfredo Figaro for a spot start Tuesday against Minnesota.
The Brewers need a starting pitcher for Tuesday after placing right-hander Hiram Burgos on the 15-d...