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San Francisco Giants
Phoenix - With the big bat of Prince Fielder missing from the middle of the Milwaukee Brewers' batting order, manager Ron Roenicke is planning to run a bit more this season and try to create some runs.
"I'd like to be a little more creative in what we do," Roenicke said Friday. "It's all about how you manufacture runs. Without Prince in the lineup, we need to do some things to maybe make up for his loss.
"That has nothing to do with Aramis (Ramirez) not doing what I think he's going to do. I'm very comfortable with him being the No. 4 hitter; I think he's an outstanding hitter.
"I think even last year we could have done more; we could have manufactured more runs. If we can do it, we're going to try to. Then we'll see how it goes. If we're running into too many outs and I don't like what's going on, then I'll rein them back a little bit." The Brewers begin exhibition play Sunday against the San Francisco...
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After winning a franchise-record 96 games a year ago, all eyes are watching to see if Milwaukee Brewers can repeat as National League Central champions.
But after losing Prince Fielder, who anchored the lineup for the last six-plus seasons, is that a realistic goal?
Second baseman Rickie Weeks sure thinks so.
"You know, a lot of times people look at Prince not being here...
MILWAUKEE For the Brewers, 2011 was one of the most memorable seasons in franchise history.
For Manny Parra, it was nothing short of a disaster.
The left-hander was plagued by injury from the start of spring training and after a couple of minor league attempts, finally saw his season end with elbow surgery. While his teammates celebrated a division title, Parra recovered and rehabbed...
Ryan Braun may have won his appeal, but he has lost plenty of fans. He will not be punished in any way for allegedly testing positive for elevated levels of testosterone, but the issue was one with the handling of the sample rather than the results themselves. Braun may not have taken anything illegal, but it certainly looks like he’s fortunate somebody failed to do their job properly...
Milwaukee rookie Taylor Jungmann made a nice start in an intrasquad game Saturday, striking out Brewers stars Ryan Braun and Rickie Weeks.
Jungmann, a first-round draft pick last June, pitched two perfect innings. The 22-year-old right-hander also struck out Mat Gamel, retired Nyjer Morgan and Corey Hart on grounders and got Aramis Ramirez on a fly ball.
Braun received shouts of...
The players' association believes the leak of NL MVP Ryan Braun's drug test was an isolated occurrence.
Speaking Sunday at the Milwaukee Brewers' training camp, union head Michael Weiner says ''the leak was specific to this case'' and ''does not threaten the confidentiality of the program.''
ESPN reported in December that Braun tested...
Phoenix - Place an obstacle in front of Ryan Braun, and he usually surmounts it, often with ease.
That well-documented fortitude will be challenged in a different and daunting way this season in light of the drug-test controversy that haunted the Milwaukee Brewers' star leftfielder throughout the off-season. The outcome was better than many expected when Braun avoided a 50-game...
The Milwaukee Brewers got more bad news as Corey Hart joins Rickie Weeks among the injured. Hart will miss 3 to 4 weeks as he will have orthopedic surgery on his right knee. Hart is in jeopardy of missing the start of the season but should be back by mid April.
Hart will miss all of the Spring Training games so he will probably be placed on the 15 game disabled list to start the...
Ryan Braun struck out in his only two at-bats in the Milwaukee Brewers' 1-all tie with a split squad of the San Francisco Giants on Sunday in the reigning NL MVP's first game since getting caught up in a drug case during the offseason.
Although the game was at Milwaukee's Maryvale Baseball Park, about half the crowd of 6,619 cheered for the Giants and they countered...
Matt Cain pitched two scoreless innnings in his spring debut for San Francisco before the Milwaukee Brewers rallied to beat the Giants 7-3 Monday night.
Travis Ishikawa and Zelous Wheeler homered and Chris Narveson threw two scoreless innings for the Brewers, who trailed 3-0 after five innings.
Aubrey Huff homered and Gregor Blanco stole two bases and scored twice for the Giants...
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) -- Prince Fielder went 2 for 2 and Doug Fister combined with seven pitchers to throw a one-hitter, leading the Detroit Tigers to a 2-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday.
Fielder, Detroit's big free agent signing this winter, also walked. He's 3 for 3 in a Tigers uniform, having doubled in an exhibition against Florida Southern on Friday...
Prince Fielder went 2 for 2 and Doug Fister combined with seven pitchers to throw a one-hitter, leading the Detroit Tigers to a 2-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday.
Fielder, Detroit's big free agent signing this winter, also walked. He's 3 for 3 in a Tigers uniform, having doubled in an exhibition against Florida Southern on Friday.
Fister walked a batter in...
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