The Brewers beefed up their outfield in latest weeks by buying and selling for Christian Yelich and signing free agent Lorenzo Cain. To assist make room for the brand new faces, Ryan Braun is keen to make a place change.
At a crew occasion Sunday, Braun mentioned he’ll fortunately work at first base and even second base throughout spring coaching.
“I’ll play wherever they need me to play. I’ll do the perfect I can,” Braun mentioned (through the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel). “We’ll talk about it and I’m positive we’ll have loads of dialogue as we go, see how issues are going, see how our roster develops.
“Clearly in in the present day’s sport it’s that rather more useful when you’ve gotten guys that may play a number of positions. And relying on accidents which may come up over the course of the 12 months, the extra positions guys are in a position to play clearly the higher it’s for the crew.”
Braun was the NL Rookie of the Yr in 2007 as a 3rd baseman however hasn’t performed something however outfield since 2008. He beforehand performed shortstop in faculty at Miami earlier than transferring to 3rd throughout his junior season, so he’s aware of the infield.
“Clearly I performed the infield my complete life rising up, so it’s not like I’ve by no means taken floor balls,” Braun mentioned. “However actually I’ll be quite a bit nearer to the motion than I was.
“I’ll put in as a lot work as I can and I’m positive I’ll have loads of conversations with guys who’ve performed first, guys who’ve transitioned again to the infield.”
Brewers supervisor Craig Counsell mentioned Cain would be the on a regular basis middle fielder, whereas Yelich will probably keep in left, the place he gained a Gold Glove in 2014. Domingo Santana had the perfect season of his profession in 2017 enjoying 151 video games in proper subject. Then Milwaukee additionally has Keon Broxton and Brett Phillips within the combine.
“Definitely we have got loads of depth within the outfield,” Counsell mentioned. “I believe there’s methods to make it work. That is type of the plan we’ll put forth, after which we’ll see what occurs.”