Looper on track to start season healthy
Righty, nursing strained oblique, throws successful bullpen session
PHOENIX -- Brewers right-hander Braden Looper threw a bullpen session Wednesday for the first time since straining a muscle along his ribcage, and the team expects him to be in the starting rotation by Opening Day.That came as some relief to manager Ken Macha, who was worried that he might have to go into the season with one of the team's top offseason pickups on the disabled list. Looper, who inked a one-year, $4.75 million deal last month, was lined up to start the Brewers' April 10 home opener against the Chicago Cubs before a setback on Feb. 28.
Adam McCalvy is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.