There was no official word Monday, but indications are that right-hander Mark Rogers will open the season on the disabled list while trying to build arm strength.

"Wednesday, we'll have a better plan on what we're going to do," said manager Ron Roenicke. "We know what we want to do. We talked to Mark this morning, (GM ) Doug (Melvin), (assistant) Gord (Ash) and I. We know what we're going to do. We just need to figure out going forward, especially the next couple of weeks, how we go about it. And Mark agrees."

Rogers has struggled all spring with command and a drop in velocity, which eliminated him from the running for the starting rotation. He has said he is not injured, but the Brewers still could put him on the DL under the auspices of shoulder weakness or something like that.

"There's not (structural) issues," said Roenicke. "That's a good thing. There's no elbow or shoulder issues. It's just building up arm strength. For some reason, some guys take longer. I don't know why that is. I know they all go through a dead stage for a couple of outings but usually they bounce right back. There's something else we need to do to build up that arm strength.