The recent additions of Christian Yelich and Lorenzo Cain give the Brewers a lot of depth in the outfield. To alleviate the potential logjam, General Manager David Stearns confirmed on Friday that he had discussed with Ryan Braun, the idea of the veteran player to give first base a try in spring training.
At Sunday’s “Brewers On Deck” event, Braun said he’s ready to give it a shot if it helps the team.
Braun was drafted as an infielder and was named the National League’s Rookie of the Year in 2007 as a third baseman. But he moved to the outfield in 2008 and hasn’t returned since.
The addition of Yelich and Cain means the Brewers will have two starters already set. Then there’s Braun, Domingo Santana, Brett Phillips and Keon Broxton.
Santana has been floated as trade bait all off-season, but if he should return, the Brewers are going to want to have some flexibility. Santana played in 151 games last season as the teams right fielder. He hit .278 with 30 home runs and 85 RBI. [Read more…]