Pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training in a little more than a month and Prince Fielder still has not signed a free agent deal with any MLB team. Some Milwaukee Brewers‘ fans are hoping that as long as teams drop out of the Fielder sweepstakes and he remains on the open market, there is a glimmer of hope that he might return to Milwaukee even if it is just for a one-year deal. However, Brewers general manager Doug Melvin said Monday night that Fielder will not be a Brewer next season and that the team is still awaiting word on Ryan Braun‘s suspension.
“I don’t see how where we can do that,” Melvin said of possibly re-signing Prince this late in the off-season. “We’ve had to move on. We wouldn’t have been able to wait this long to try and put the team together. There were too many opportunities to get other players like Aramis Ramirez for example, or Frankie Rodriguez coming back and accepting our arbitration proposal. We had to move on, other players’ salaries were incr