Originally written on Fox Sports Wisconsin  |  Last updated 3/7/13
By JOHN PESETSKI Special to FOXSportsWisconsin.com PHOENIX -- Robinzon Diaz got the start at catcher in the Milwaukee Brewers' 7-6 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday. That could be the best indicator of the challenges the 2013 World Baseball Classic is presenting the team this spring. With starting catcher Jonathan Lucroy playing for Team USA and backup Martin Maldonado, a player good enough to start for many major league teams, suiting up for Puerto Rico in the WBC, the Brewers have no choice but to resort to Diaz and a host of journeymen and career minor leaguers behind the plate for the time being. Though Diaz, Dayton Buller and Blake Lalli are all serviceable spring options, with the final three slots in the Brewers' starting rotation open, getting the pitchers contending for those spots together with Lucroy and Maldonado is something Brewers manager Ron Roenicke wishes he could do. "It's important to get pitchers and catchers working together in camp," he said. ...
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