Brewers GM Bob Melvin told a Milwaukee radio station Thursday that Marco Estrada (hip) will miss 3-4 starts.
Estrada suffered a right hip flexor strain while running the bases in Wednesday’s 8-5 defeat of the Giants. It’s an injury that can be pretty uncomfortable for pitchers. Manny Parra is an option to fill in, as are minor leaguers Tyler Thornburg, Wily Peralta and Michael Fiers. Luck has not been kind to the Brew Crew so far in 2012.