Found March 22, 2013 on Fox Sports Wisconsin:
By JOHN PESETSKI Special to PHOENIX -- Milwaukee Brewers' center fielder Carlos Gomez has blinding speed. One of baseball's premier defensive outfielders, Gomez tracks down balls that many outfielders only waive at. He's also one of the game's top base stealers, ranking fifth in the National League last year with 37 stolen bases. But to focus too much on Gomez's speed is to lose sight of his considerable power and his potential to be a complete player. And it's that combination of speed and power, plus incredible character, that led the Brewers to sign the 27-year old native of the Dominican Republic to a three-year 24 million contract extension earlier this month. "Based on what he did last year and over his last 600 at-bats, we made a decision to sign Carlos long-term," Brewers general manager Doug Melvin said Friday. "Over his career, people have told Carlos a lot of different things. He's been told to hit the ...

Brewers option RHP Olmsted to Triple-A

The Milwaukee Brewers have optioned right-hander Michael Olmsted to Triple-A Nashville, making the race for the final bullpen spots a bit more clear. Olmsted, 25, allowed just one run in his first five spring training innings, but has struggled of late, allowing five earned runs in his last 5 13 innings. Olmsted has a 5.23 ERA with three saves in 11 spring training outings. An...

Brewers send two players to minor leagues

The Milwaukee Brewers continued to trim down their roster Friday, sending two players back to the minor leagues. Right-handed pitcher Josh Stinson was optioned to Triple-A Nashville and catcher Dayton Buller was returned to minor league camp. Stinson, 25, was competing for one of the open spots in the bullpen but ended up getting caught in a numbers game. His demotion wasn'...

Updated: MLB’s Very Bad Biogenesis Situation

Updated Post 11:45 PM Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports posted on this today and I wanted to add some additional information that has surfaced that is relevant to my original post: One notable figure is Marcelo Albir, whose name appears multiple times on a Biogenesis document obtained by Yahoo! Sports that initially linked Braun with the clinic. Albir is a former teammate of Braun’s...

Davis' hot hitting commands attention

By JOHN PESETSKI Special to PHOENIX -- Six weeks ago, outfielder Khris Davis may have been the only person at the Milwaukee Brewers Maryvale spring training complex who thought he had a chance to make the team's Opening Day major league roster. But thanks to an incredible spring power surge, Davis, with less than a week left before the team breaks camp...
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