June 22, 2009
Right-hander Dave Bush(notes) is battling arm fatigue and Milwaukee Brewers manager Ken Macha wants to push him back in the rotation as he did with Jeff Suppan(notes) earlier this season, but he has been unable to do so because of the hole left by the demotion of left-hander Manny Parra(notes).
That means the team could be scrambling to find a starter before Saturday, the original date set to replace Parra, so they can bump Bush to Saturday, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.
Because of the two recent off days, the Brewers have been operating with a four-man rotation and were still able to get everybody their regular rest. That was scheduled to change next weekend when the Brewers played their fifth consecutive game after the day off Monday.
But with Bush ailing and not able to recover to full strength in four days, Macha wants to push him out of his scheduled start Thursday against the Minnesota Twins. That means the team will have to find Parra's replacement as soon as possible to start Thursday.