The Brewers heated up the MLB hot stove last week by acquiring outfielders Christian Yelich and Lorenzo Cain to an already deep lineup.

With spring training less than three weeks away, Milwaukee is moving on to its developing rotation. Ace Jimmy Nelson suffered a serious labrum tear last season, resulting in surgery, but pitching coach Derek Johnson expects him back by June.

Manager Craig Counsell stated Sunday that Chase Anderson, Zach Davies and Jhoulys Chacin are locks for the rotation to start the season, with Brandon Woodruff, Brent Suter, Yovani Gallardo, Junior Guerra and Aaron Wilkerson contending for spots.

However, it's believed the Brewers will either sign a high-profile free agent such as Yu Darvish, Jake Arrieta, Lance Lynn or Alex Cobb, or trade for a quality veteran.