It's finally here: the age of Thornburg (Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE)

Thornburg Rumors: Conrad Assigned

It looks like Tyler Thornburg will be starting tonight. has just noted that infielder Brooks Conrad has been designated for Minor League assignment, which is the “unnamed roster move” everyone has been waiting for today. That move allows Milwaukee to place Thornburg on the 40-man and 25-man roster.

No official announcement yet of Thornburg getting the starting nod, but Twitter has been abuzz about it all day.

The starter is still in question due to Marcum’s being scratched because of elbow soreness. Thornburg is 8-1 with AA Huntsville this season with a 3.00 ERA.

UPDATE: Tom Haudricourt says it’s official. HE NEVER LIES.

Tags: Breaking News Brooks Conrad Milwaukee Brewers Shaun Marcum Tyler Thornburg

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