Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 2/1/13
Throughout the winter, the Milwaukee Brewers stayed in touch with the agent for Alex Gonzalez, letting it be known they would love to have the veteran shortstop back in 2013. Gonzalez, who turns 36 this month, was the team's starter at short last season before blowing out his right knee sliding into second base in early May in San Francisco. He was lost for the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament, forcing the Brewers to scramble to fill that position. The Brewers picked up 22-year-old shortstop Jean Segura in late July in a trade that sent ace Zack Greinke to the Los Angeles Angels. A few weeks later, Segura was summoned from Class AA Huntsville and installed as the starter at short. The Brewers saw enough from Segura to commit to him as their No. 1 shortstop for 2013, and hopefully beyond. However, they sought a veteran backup to provide insurance at the position, and thus they stayed in contact with Gonzalez, who had recovered from his knee injury. Gonzalez was l...
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