PHOENIX (AP) -- Milwaukee Brewers right-hander Jeff Suppan has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with neck pain retroactive to March 26.
Suppan went 7-12 with a 5.29 for the Brewers in 2009. He was in the mix for the fifth starting spot in the rotation or would be considered for long relief.
Suppan's $12 million contract made him just about a certainty to stick with the team in some fashion. This spring, Suppan is 1-1 with a 7.71 ERA in five appearances over 16.1 innings.
In his last appearance, Suppan allowed two runs in 4 1-3 innings on March 25 against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
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