Brewers assistant general manager Gord Ash said Monday that Hunter Morris "will be a strong candidate" to open the season as the team's starting first baseman.
Mat Gamel was supposed to be that guy for Milwaukee, but he re-injured his surgically-repaired right knee this weekend and has been ruled out for the year. Morris, 24, batted .303/.357/.563 with 28 home runs and 113 RBI in 136 games last season at Double-A Huntsville. He could carry value in NL-only fantasy leagues. Corey Hart (knee) is expected to return to the Brewers by mid-May.