Posted September 30, 2013 on AP on Fox
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Manager Ron Roenicke would love to get more production from the Brewers' core players in 2014. If only he could just keep more of them on the field. A challenging 2013 season has ended in Milwaukee with glimmers of hope for the future. Outfielder Carlos Gomez and shortstop Jean Segura are young, speedy cornerstones up the middle. Second baseman Scooter Gennett provided a late-summer spark at the plate. Yovani Gallardo re-emerged as an ace after getting over a strained left hamstring. Now about the rest of those injured Brewers ... ''We have the core,'' manager Ron Roenicke said in New York after Milwaukee lost the season finale Sunday to the Mets 3-2. ''We need to stay healthy in that core.'' Or otherwise just in uniform in the case of slugger Ryan Braun, the outfielder who sat out the last 65 games of the season for a doping suspension. Braun's future was murky until Major League Baseball announced its punishment in July following an in...
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