06/05/12 1:43 AM ET
Risk worth reward to Brewers with Roache
Milwaukee picks injured Georgia Southern outfielder No. 28
By Adam McCalvy / MLB.com
Seid added: "Yeah, there's some risk as to, will he get to 100 percent? But at this point, we feel very confident in the makeup of the kid to work hard and that the injury will heal, and he will be who we think he'll be." Roache was examined last week in Milwaukee by Dr. William Raasch, the team's head physician, and director of medical operations Roger Caplinger. Both gave their thumbs up. Roache also met with Melvin, who was impressed with the player's makeup.Roache, 20, dove for a ball on Feb. 25, 2012, and fractured his radius and dislocated his left wrist. It cost him a chance to back up his breakthrough 2011, when he batted .326 and hit 30 home runs as a sophomore on the way to being named Southern Conference Player of the Year by the media and coaches. The season before that, he'd hit only eight home runs, making his homer jump the biggest in NCAA baseball. "Breaking my wrist ... it was a hard pill to swallow," Roache said. "But after it happened, can't do anything about it. Everything happens for a reason, and I'm just glad that I'm almost fully recovered and I can get back out on the field soon."