Originally posted on Fox Sports Wisconsin  |  Last updated 5/26/13
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-day disabled list Friday with a right shoulder impingement. Right-hander Mike Fiers may slide into Burgos' spot on the next turn, but he had to start in place of right-hander Kyle Lohse on Saturday against Pittsburgh. Lohse, who skipped a start with irritation in his right elbow, planned on making his next start Thursday in Minnesota, but the Brewers now list their starting pitcher for that day as TBA. Follow Andrew Gruman on Twitter.
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