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Because we all agree Eric Gagne won't lead the Brewers in saves

Andy Behrens
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Here's an item with fantasy relevance, stashed near the end of the Opening Day recap on the Brewers' website:

Yost used David Riske -- not Derrick Turnbow -- in the bottom of the 10th, and Riske converted his 21st career save. Yost said he would have used Riske for two innings, then turned to Turnbow had the game progressed that far.

It sounds like Turnbow might actually be Plan C or Plan D. When the Brewers spent $10 million on one of the worst imaginable closing options -- seriously, look at Gagne's second half last year -- that was the vote of no-confidence in Turnbow.

Guillermo Mota pitched a perfect eighth inning for Milwaukee on Monday, striking out Ryan Theriot and Alfonso Soriano. The game was a scoreless tie when Mota entered.

In a competitive NL-only league, someone already owns Riske. Mota could be available, though. In 12.1 innings this spring, he allowed only two runs, six hits, one walk, and he struck out 12.

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