Trebelhorn on familiar ground

April 06, 1992

Tom Trebelhorn took part in all his old routines yesterday. He pitched batting practice, hit grounders and sprinted enthusiastically across the infield at Milwaukee County Stadium.

The number on his back had changed since the last time he was on the field in September. He's now No. 41, not 42. And yesterday, he finally got a view of the stadium -- one he used to jog around -- from the opposing dugout.

Six months after he was fired as manager of the Milwaukee Brewers, Trebelhorn returned as a bench coach with the Chicago Cubs.

During his five years and nine games, Trebelhorn managed and won more games than any of his eight predecessors. His record with the Brewers was 422-397, a .515 percentage that is fourth best among Milwaukee managers.

"It's the first time in my life I've ever been in the visiting clubhouse. It's kind of different," Trebelhorn said before yesterday's exhibition game between the Cubs and Brewers.

* ATHLETICS: Six players, including starter Bob Welch, shortstop Walt Weiss and center fielder Dave Henderson, were placed on the disabled list as the club reduced its roster to the 25-player opening day limit.

Welch has been bothered all spring by knee, back and shoulder problems, Weiss has suffered from a strained left ribcage muscle, and Henderson has a strained right hamstring.

Joining them on the disabled list were reliever Joe Klink (sore left elbow), infielder Randy Ready (inflamed right Achilles tendon) and pitcher Kirk Dressendorfer (rotator cuff).

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