October 1, 2014

Brewers set for spring games (AUDIO)

It’s only been a week, but the Milwaukee Brewers will play their annual

Brewers spring training

Brewers spring training

intrasquad game today, then Mike Fiers will start the teams exhibition opener tomorrow against the Oakland A’s.

Unlike springs past, many of the team’s top players are expected to get considerable playing time right out of the gate as they prepare for the upcoming World Baseball Classic.

Mat Gamel

1st baseman Mat Gamel is looking at a full season of rehab after he tore his ACL on the first day of full squad workouts.  It’s the second straight season that Gamel is facing a painful comeback.

AUDIO: Mat Gamel said last years experience should help :15

Gamel was plugged into first base before the start of spring training because of Corey Hart’s knee injury.  Now Gamel has to mentally gear up for another long road ahead.

AUDIO: Gamel on the mental challenge ahead :11