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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 goi...
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Curt Hogg, a 16-year-old Brewers blogger at Plushdamentals on the MLB.com network, out-scooped his elders by reporting on the recent developments in the Ryan Braun story weeks ago.
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National League MVP Ryan Braun became the first major league player to have a positive drug test overturned when an independent arbitrator ruled in favor of his appeal.
Winning his grievance allowed Braun to escape a 50-game suspension and begin his season on time with the Milwaukee Brewers.
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By John Pesetski
Special to FOXSportsWisconsin.com
PHOENIX -- Ryan Braun knew. His teammates and organization believed. Milwaukee Brewers fans, they hoped.
And Thursday afternoon everybody learned that the 2011 National League MVP's appeal of a 50-game MLB suspension for testing positive for a banned substance has been upheld. The All-Star left fielder will be eligible to...
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The celebration in Dairyland could be heard clear across the country on Thursday night as Brewers star and reigning NL MVP Ryan Braun won the appeal of his pending 50-game suspension for elevated levels of synthetic testosterone. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was among the pleased, Tweeting “MLB and cable sports tried to sully the reputation of an innocent man. Picked the...
Milwaukee Brewers star Ryan Braun may be off the hook for the 50-game suspension that originally came with his positive PED test, but the fact that he and his lawyers were able to convince an arbitrator that the chain of evidence was broken because his sample wasn't mailed in time isn't going to fly with anyone but his most ardent defenders.
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JIM LITKE AP Sports Columnist Ryan Braun said he was clean and the only guy whose vote mattered agreed that he was clean enough. Case closed.
But that's all Braun will be from now on: clean enough.
He called the decision Thursday by arbitrator Shyam Das overturning his 50-game suspension ''the first step in restoring my good name and...
Milwaukee Brewers reliever Francisco Rodriguez filed a lawsuit against his former agents at the Wasserman Media Group.
"We are going to purse all of our legal options in the immediate future to the fullest extent possible,'' K-Rod’s attorney Richard Johnson said. "As you can see in this lawsuit, there were multiple incidents of concealment.''
Jonathan Lucroy's sudden rise to the big leagues has given the Brewers something they haven't had in the past decade: a legitimate everyday catcher. Already an outstanding game-caller and defender, Lucroy looks to become a more consistent offensive force.
Brewers general manager Doug Melvin won't let the fact Zack Greinke has no agent deter him from making a contract extension offer once he determines the time is right to do so.
Veteran infielder Edgar Renteria is considering retirement after spurning a pair of Minor League offers, his agent told FoxSports.com on Wednesday. Brewers GM Doug Melvin said one of those offers came from Milwaukee.