As we noted earlier this week, minor league first baseman Nick Ramirez is trying his hand at relief pitching after spending three years in Double-A. The former college closer has had a good start to his spring, striking out the first two batters he faced in his Cactus League debut.
The attempt is reminding many people of Brooks Kieschnick’s role as a two-way player for the 2003 and 2004 Milwaukee Brewers, becoming a bit of a cult icon for some Brewers fans (those people will quickly remind you that Kieschnick is the only player in MLB history to hit a home run as an outfielder, DH and pitcher in the same season).
After we posted the article, Kieschnick himself responded saying he’d be interested in offering Ramirez a few pointers.
@JaymesL They should call me. Would love to talk with Nick— Brooks Kieschnick (@kiesch23) March 1, 2017
It turns out Ramirez is eager to hear from Kieschnick.
Let’s make this happen, Brewers.