Originally posted on Fox Sports Wisconsin  |  Last updated 3/16/12
SURPRISE, Ariz. Of the Brewers' probably everyday players, Ryan Braun has the fewest at-bats (13) this season in Cactus League play. That low total is by design as Braun is working his way into defending his NL Most Valuable Player award but the numbers are way off in relation to past seasons. Braun, who hit .332 a year ago, has gotten off to a surprisingly slow start at the plate during exhibition play. He's got just one hit -- a two-run home run March 8 against Cincinnati -- and an 0.77 batting average. Compare that to spring training a year ago, when Braun hit .325 (15-for-40) with three doubles, four home runs and 11 RBI. "Mentally, this camp, it's different for him this year," Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said. "He's always had these nice, restful off-seasons, and he's come into camp ready to really get after it. He hasn't been able to do that (this year). He's coming into camp and he's still trying to find some things." The manager was alluding to Braun's winter-long batt...
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