Congratulations to Milwaukee Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun on being named a starter for the All-Star game.
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Braves third baseman Chipper Jones is replacing Dodgers third baseman Matt Kemp on the NL All-Star roster, meaning Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun will now start in the outfield in Kemp’s place.
Braun will be named the starter for the fifth year in a row. Braun had finished fourth in the voting among outfielders, but was selected as a reserve.
Jones had been a candidate to be voted onto the team by fans in baseball’s Final Vote campaign. Instead, the 40-year-old Jones is replacing Kemp, who is on the disabled list with a hamstring injury but plans to participate in the All-Star home run derby.
Uecker will give more details about his return at a press conference at 3:00 p.m. Friday before his return to the booth.
Uecker, the longtime voice of the Brewers on Newsradio 620 WTMJ, has been behind the microphone calling Major League Baseball games for more consecutive years than almost any active broadcaster. (Source: 620WTMJ)
Mike Cameron and the Milwaukee Brewers finalized a $7 million, one-year contract today.
The sides had reached an agreement on Friday that was subject to the 35-year-old outfielder passing a physical.
A three-time Gold Glove winner, Cameron hit .242 with 21 home runs and 78 RBIs last season for the San Diego Padres. He is suspended for the first 25 games of next season after testing positive a second time for a banned stimulant. He blamed the positive test on a tainted supplement.
“Mike has a rare combination of defense, power and baserunning along with the ability to work the count,” General Manager Doug Melvin said. “He is also a leader in the clubhouse.”
Milwaukee has had a void in the outfield since Geoff Jenkins left for a $13 million, two-year contract with the Philadelphia Phillies. In addition, Kevin Mench became a free agent when Milwaukee failed to offer him a 2008 contract.