(Eds: With AP Photos.) By ANDREW WAGNER Associated Press At least in recent memory, few Milwaukee Brewers have drawn the ire of fans more than Yuniesky Betancourt.
Acquired in December 2010 as part of the Zack Greinke trade, Betancourt was almost universally reviled and his free-swinging ways did little to change any first impressions.
While it was no surprise when the Brewers parted ways with Betancourt after the season, it was a shocker when the team signed the 31-year old with just a few days remaining in spring camp. And what he's done since has left many downright speechless.
Instead of providing a few pinch-hit appearances and offering a day off to infielders, Betancourt has become a key in the Brewers' offense and proved more than able on defense, filling the voids left by injuries at first and third base.
Through the first 30 games, Betancourt had appeared in 29 and started 26. He was hitting .277 and entered a weekend series with St. Louis tied with Ryan Braun for the t...