Found February 21, 2012 on Sports ? Brews ? JSOnline:
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.

Lefties Braddock, Parra give Brewers options

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'...

Without Fielder, Brewers will run more

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. ...

Braun expected on time for first workout

By John Pesetski Special to PHOENIX -- The Milwaukee Brewers opened spring training on over the weekend with pitchers and catchers reporting for duty, but one of the most anticipated arrivals at the teams Maryvale training complex is still a few days away. Brewers manager Ron Roenicke confirmed Monday that 2011 National League MVP Ryan Braun will report to...

Marcum eager to put playoff struggles in past

By John Pesetski Special to 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...

Brewers begin still waiting for word on National League MVP Braun

The Brewers may hear this week whether arbitrator Shyam Das will uphold Ryan Braun's 50-game suspension for a positive drug test.

Wednesday Brewers spring training report

Catcher Jonathan Lucroy and left-hander Zach Braddock signed contracts for 2012, leaving only three unsigned players on the Brewers' 40-man roster.

Greinke brushes off contract extension talk

"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."

Lineup options lead with Weeks, Hart

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.

Brewers sign five to one-year contracts

Pitchers Marco Estrada, Mike McClendon and Tim Dillard were among five players the Milwaukee Brewers signed to one-year contracts on Monday.

K-Rod sues former agents

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.'' In December...

Suspended Rogers focused on pitching

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.

Brewers Around the Horn: Catcher

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.

Column: Braun's tale is spring training's juiciest

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 ...
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