SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – The prepare of Milwaukee Brewers supervisor Craig Counsell this spring was to go utility players Cory Spangenberg and Tyler Saladino all over on the discipline to gauge their flexibility, equally in the infield and outfield.
And that’s just what has happened.
Spangenberg, signed as a totally free agent above the offseason, has begun four video games in remaining and one at shortstop. Saladino has begun 3 video games at shorter, one at next foundation, one at initially foundation and designed his outfield debut in remaining discipline in opposition to the Colorado Rockies in the Brewers’ 1- exhibition victory Monday at Salt River Fields at Chatting Adhere.
“You’re heading to see Saladino in the outfield this 7 days, a very little little bit,” Counsell said. “Spangenberg had that solar ball on Sunday (a significant fly lost in the solar down the remaining-discipline line). Prior to that, I have been very delighted with how he has performed. To me, he has proven he is able of participating in out there.
“‘Sally’ has performed a good work defensively. We have seriously challenged him with a diverse location every day. That’s the challenge we’ve experimented with to throw in front of him, and he has performed a good work with it.
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“The outfield is new for him, a very little little bit. In Arizona, it is a lot more demanding (due to the fact of the bright solar). You’re putting them in the most demanding outfield circumstance.”
Excellent day for the pitching
Commencing with 3 scoreless innings by correct-hander Corbin Burnes, it was a banner day for the Brewers’ pitchers in the shutout of the Rockies.
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“Spring education education shutouts are challenging,” said Counsell, referring to the commonly significant-scoring character of video games in the Cactus League. “We had a bunch of guys pitch nicely a bunch of guys that are heading to be with us. All the relievers did a seriously good work.”
One particular of those relievers was Matt Albers, who pitched a scoreless inning irrespective of yielding a wander and double. He benefited from a runner caught stealing at 3rd but also struck out two hitters.
Following collapsing in the middle of past year although suffering many injuries, Albers is off to a much better start off in spring education with two scoreless outings.
“He did a good work,” Counsell said. “Matt is a pitch-maker. That’s a phrase I like to use. And he is creating pitches correct now.”
Counsell also has been delighted with the perform of lefty Alex Claudio, an addition to the bullpen who has been a floor ball-inducing equipment.