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MILWAUKEE -- In the game of baseball, struggles are inevitable.
The game requires players to learn from their miscues, but also to have an ability to let go of the past and forget about it.
Nobody knows this better than a closer. With his team so close to winning when he appears in the game, failures are magnified tenfold.
Brewers closer John Axford knows this better than anyone. Coming off one of the best seasons by a reliever in team history in 2011, Axford had a roller coaster of a yearin 2012. After a few early season struggles, he bounced back in May, only to have the coaster hit a downward spiral in June, July and August, causing him to lose his job as Milwaukee's closer.
When nobody else could fill the role adequately, Axford stepped up and asked manager Ron Roenicke for his job back. The skipper obliged and Axford didn't let him down, saving 17 of his 18 chances in September and October.
The late run helped Axford lower his season ERA to 4.67, still drastically highe...
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MILWAUKEE -- A pair of Brewers recovering from major injuries were given a good prognosis from team doctors Sunday in physicals that took place prior to Brewers On Deck.
First baseman Mat Gamel and left-hander Chris Narveson both were examined by team physician Dr. William Raasch and the outlook is positive for both to head into spring training with no restrictions.
The Milwaukee Brewers have signed free-agent shortstop Alex Gonzalez to a one-year major league deal, according to a source.
Gonzalez will make $1.5 million and will have the opportunity to earn nearly $1 million more in performance bonuses.
Gonzalez played just 24 games for the Brewers last season. In 2011 he hit .241 with 15 home runs and 56 RBI in 149 games for the Atlanta Braves...
MILWAUKEE -- For most of his career, Yovani Gallardo has been overshadowed at the top of the Milwaukee Brewers rotation.
From Ben Sheets to C.C. Sabathia and then Zack Greinke, Milwaukee has had three bona fide aces for the majority of Gallardo's six years in the big leagues.
With Greinke and the other established veterans gone from the Brewers rotation, Gallardo is now the...
As slugger Corey Hart recovers from right knee surgery that
is expected to sideline him for the start of the regular season, the Milwaukee Brewers
continue to look to bring a first baseman into camp to offer in-house replacement
candidate Mat Gamel competition, according to Adam McCalvy of MLB.com.
“There’s still the possibility that Doug [Melvin, the
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We've reached that point in the offseason where there's not much to write about. Well, the Brewers offseason moves up to this point (or lack thereof) haven't given us much fodder either, and it's not like we capitalized on writing something the few times a post was warranted... like that clutch Kelvim Escobar inking. But this post-Winter Meetings, pre-Spring Training...
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The Milwaukee Brewers got a big blow to the heart when they learned the fate of their star first baseman / right fielder. Corey Hart will miss four months after having surgery to repair a torn meniscus...
MILWAUKEE -- To kick off their annual winter fan fest, the Milwaukee Brewers revealed the winner of the Design a YOUniform contest.
Fans were asked to submit their ideas for an alternate Brewers on-field uniform in the fall. Three finalists were announced recently and all three were in attendance Sunday.
The design based around the barrel man logo on the hat designed by Ben Peters...
By Andrei Greska
MILWAUKEE -- With the league's most potent offense coming back whole for the most part, there was only one topic in the minds of fans and players alike during the 2013 edition of Brewers On Deck: pitching.
"I think there are far more unknowns this year than there were last year because of a lack of experience," Ryan Braun...
The Milwaukee Brewers are talking to free agent first
baseman Lyle Overbay about a potential minor league contract, according to Ken
Rosenthal of FOX Sports.
#Brewers talking to free-agent 1B Overbay about minor-league deal. Gamel will be regular 1B with Hart out. Overbay played in MIL 2004-05.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) January 28, 2013
Rosenthal adds that...