Found January 29, 2013 on Fox Sports Wisconsin:
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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 chiseled veteran and clear-cut ace of the staff. Unlike 2009 and 2010 when he was the best pitcher on staff, Gallardo is now ready to become the leader. "Of course, who wouldn't?" Gallardo said of taking the role as the leader of the staff. "It's one of those things I think anybody wants at some point in their career. I've been here for awhile now and I've seen Sheets, C.C., Greinke, all of those guys come in and out and here I am. "It just means a little more responsibility. I just have to go out there and teach the guys; help them out, whatever they need. Just take ca...
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