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Brewers manager Ron Roenicke is already sketching out lineups, and they all have second baseman Rickie Weeks or right fielder Corey Hart in the leadoff hole.
BEST OF MAXIM
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.
Since he was first introduced as the Milwaukee Brewers' manager, Ron Roenicke has made no secret of his desire to run.
Roenicke prefers an aggressive approach on the base paths, a philosophy that didn't work too often during his first season in Milwaukee, when the Brewers' lineup consisted of sluggers Prince Fielder, Ryan Braun, Rickie Weeks and even Casey McGehee.
The Brewers may hear this week whether arbitrator Shyam Das will uphold Ryan Braun's 50-game suspension for a positive drug test.
By John Pesetski
Special to FOXSportsWisconsin.com
PHOENIX Spring training is a time of optimism in Major League Baseball. And though optimism abounds at the Milwaukee Brewers' Maryvale complex, there is also a quiet yet palpable determination to build on the experiences of 2011.
Perhaps no player embodies that mix of optimism and determination more than starting pitcher...
Catcher Jonathan Lucroy and left-hander Zach Braddock signed contracts for 2012, leaving only three unsigned players on the Brewers' 40-man roster.
News of the day: Pitcher Brandon Kintzler signed his contract for 2012, leaving the Brewers with five unsigned players on their 40-man roster (John Axford, Zach Braddock, Mike Fiers, Jonathan Lucroy and Chris Narveson). The team also announced that Japanese outfielder Norichika Aoki will be introduced to the media at 9 a.m. Thursday.
"I'm not even going to talk about that," Zack Greinke said about a potential contract extension. "Sorry. I get annoyed when other people talk about it, and I already did earlier. It's the same stuff. Nothing has changed."
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.''
Pitchers Marco Estrada, Mike McClendon and Tim Dillard were among five players the Milwaukee Brewers signed to one-year contracts on Monday.
If any of Ryan Braun's teammates can understand the left fielder's current waiting game, it's fellow first-round Draft pick Mark Rogers, who is in the middle of serving a suspension for a banned substance and will miss the start of 2012. But Rogers is focused on pitching at the moment, and on that front his 2012 season is looking up.
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.
Of all the story lines threading their way across spring training, Ryan Braun's is the most delicate, not to mention the juiciest.Braun is scheduled to report to Milwaukee Brewers camp Friday, coming off the best season of his career and still awaiting word on whether he'll be suspended for the ...
Welcome to this installment of "A Trip Around The Minors." Today, we will take a look at the Southern League, seen as the mid-point in both offensive and defensive production of the three Double-A leagues. The Southern League can trace its roots as far back as 1885, making it the second oldest league we'll cover in this series. Atlanta was one of the charter members...