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 Photo: Matt York/APWe should all know how this goes by now: The Brewers pulled out a rare victory yesterday, but still managed to bleed wins thanks to one of their starters having to go on the DL. This time, it was shortstop Cesar Izturis, who suffered a strained left hamstring and will be out at least two weeks. In his place, Edwin Maysonet was recalled from Nashville.I know a lot of people's first thought when Izturis grabbed his leg was "Izturis? Good.", but that probably isn’t the case. Izturis has, in many ways, been a symbol of the Brewers’ recent futility: Fans thought they had it bad after putting up with a full season of Yuniesky Betancourt last year, but after Alex Gonzalez (a huge part of Milwaukee’s plan to replace the production of Prince Fielder) suffered a torn ACL, they were left with Izturis, whose characterization as a “replacement-level” player depends on a favorable view of his defense. Unfortuately, despite the minus sign in front of his WAR, he’s...
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