5 questions for the Brewers in spring training

Chase Anderson, Zach Davies and free-agent signee Jhoulys Chacin figure to have spots as spring training opens. Anderson was limited with injuries in 2017, but posted a 2.74 ERA and 1.090 WHIP in 25 starts and figures to be the ace while Jimmy Nelson, who is out until likely June, returns. Bigger things expected for Davies, who won 17 games and had a 3.93 ERA in his second full season, while Chacin should be a solid middle-of-rotation starter. That leaves two spots. Among the possibilities are holdovers Brent Suter, the only lefty among the bunch and Brandon Woodruff (4.81 ERA), who was inconsistent in eight starts in 2017. Yovani Gallardo could also be in the mix, and don’t forget about Junior Guerra, who struggled in ’17 after a great 2016, and Aaron Wilkerson, who pitched decently in a couple of spot starts late last year. Of course, the Brewers could still go out and make moves, with plenty of free agents still on the market.

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