Last season, Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron Roenicke was asked repeatedly about the team's lack of a left-handed pitcher in the bullpen.
Roenicke never seemed overly concerned with that, saying he'd much rather have a right-hander who pitches well than have a lefty just for the sake of having a lefty.
He likely won't face such questions this season.
The Brewers' bullpen will again be anchored by Francisco Rodriguez and John Axford, but with LaTroy Hawkins and Takashi Saito gone, a host of other pitchers are hoping to step up and fill those roles.
Among that group are left-handers Manny Parra and Zach Braddock.
Having a left-handed specialist isn't a big deal to Roenicke, who prefers a pitcher who can work to batters on both sides of the plate.
"If it's a lights-out lefty specialist, that's different, but I would much rather have a guy that can get the right hand around," Roenicke said. "With Zack and his right fastball, that's going to happen. And same thing with Manny, with t...