The Brewers plan to start Mat Gamel at first base while Corey Hart recovers from right knee surgery, but Gamel will also play the outfield and third base in Spring Training to be ready for Hart’s return. With that in mind, manager Ron Roenicke says that the club could look to bring a first baseman into camp, writes Adam McCalvy of MLB.com.
“There’s still the possibility that Doug [Melvin, the Brewers' general manger] is talking to some guys right now [and] we get somebody else into camp,” said the skipper.
First base prospect Hunter Morris and Taylor Green are also internal candidates, which may mitigate the need for outside help at the position. If they do look out-of-house, McCalvy writes that they could look for a player like Travis Ishikawa, who recently inked a minor league deal with the Orioles. Lyle Overbay, he writes, could be an available player to fit that mold.