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What We Learned: Battles continue to heat up

As spring continues, some of the position battles continue to develop and get hotter. We look at those and more in today’s What We Learned.

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MLB: Spring Training-Cleveland Indians at Milwaukee Brewers Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Recent Games

Tuesday: White Sox 6, Brewers 4
Wednesday: Brewers 10, Royals 6
Thursday: Diamondbacks 11, Brewers 6

Pitching Notes

Zach Davies to miss next appearance with strained oblique
Jaymes L, BCB

Zach Davies ‘not concerned’ about oblique injury
Jaymes L, BCB

Milwaukee Brewers 2018 Preview by Position: Bullpen
Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

Identifying the best pitch among the Brewers relievers
Steven Jewell, BCB

Williams making strong impression for ‘pen role
Adam McCalvy,

Tyler Webb’s Roster Fight
Dylan Svoboda, BP Milwaukee

Nelson plans to travel with Crew during rehab
Adam McCalvy,

Brewers the favorite to sign Jake Arrieta, according to oddsmakers
Chris Cwik, Big League Stew

Infield Notes

Figuring out why isn’t Neil Walker a Brewer yet
Jaymes L, BCB

The Case for Orf over Perez
Brew Crew Buster, BCB FanPost

Inbox: Is Braun’s No. 1 spot at first base?
Adam McCalvy,

Milwaukee’s Intriguing Versatility
Jack Moore, BP Milwaukee

Shaw discovers his power stroke for Brewers
Adam McCalvy,

Hiura credits youth coach for big league mindset
Adam McCalvy,

Milwaukee Brewers third baseman Travis Shaw in a good place after tumultuous 2017 season
Andrew Wagner, Wisconsin State Journal

With a job secured, Brewers catcher Manny Pina can focus on other things in spring camp
Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Brewers’ Eric Sogard is in a good place with a healthy knee and roster spot secure
Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

What is Aguilar’s Role?
Seth Victor, BP Milwaukee

If at first (base): Brewers’ Ryan Braun a work in progress
Associated Press

Outfield Notes

Keon Broxton is generating more trade interest than Domingo Santana, per report
Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

Milwaukee Brewers 2018 Preview by Position: Right Field
Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

Brett Phillips learning from Yelich, Cain in camp
Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Brewers outfielder Lorenzo Cain is happy and wants to stay healthy
Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Other Notes

Stearns: ‘Significant moves have come and gone,’ Brewers unlikely to add more before Opening Day
Jaymes L, BCB

Let’s learn from the past
Captain What’s His Hame, BCB FanPost

Baseball Man
Suckbot, BCB FanPost

Brewers get last laugh on their ‘Gordon Gekko’
Alyson Footer,

Can restocked Brewers play up to expectations?
Adam McCalvy,

Frosty Microbrew: Stokes Among Ex- Rattlers Playing for Brewers in Cactus League
Kyle Lobner, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers

Milwaukee Brewers Change Their Primary Logo
Chris Creamer,

Diamondbacks bringing back the bullpen cart
Associated Press

Upcoming Games

Friday: Brewers (Yovani Gallardo) vs. Athletics (A.J. Puk) | 2:05 pm (FSWI)
Saturday: Brewers (Wade Miley) vs. Rockies (Tyler Anderson) | 2:05 pm (FSWI/WTMJ)
Sunday: Brewers (TBA) @ Indians (TBA) | 3:05 pm (WTMJ)