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Milwaukee Brewers Notes, Quotes 2008-10-28

Milwaukee Brewers Notes, Quotes 2008-10-28
--Dale Sveum, who moved from the coaching staff to interim manager over the final weeks of the season, is not being considered for the full-time job. But candidates being interviewed are being encouraged to consider Sveum for a spot on the coaching staff.

--The Brewers lost a key member of their front office when scouting director Jack Zduriencik was hired by the Seattle Mariners as their new general manager. Zduriencik was responsible for the series of drafts that helped build the Brewers into a playoff team in 2008, selecting players such as 1B Prince Fielder, LF Ryan Braun, SS J.J. Hardy, RF Corey Hart, RHP Yovani Gallardo and LHP Manny Parra.

--RHP Jeremy Jeffress, the Brewers' first-round draft pick in 2006, experienced shoulder fatigue while pitching in the Arizona Fall League and was expected to rest for several days.

--3B Taylor Green, the 2007 minor league player of the year in the Brewers' system, suffered a non-displaced fracture of his nose when hit by a pitch in an Arizona Fall League game. Green was not expected to miss much action.

--LHP C.C. Sabathia, who pitched the Brewers to the playoffs and is the top free agent pitcher on the market, will get a "serious" offer from Milwaukee, according to team owner Mark Attanasio. The Brewers are not expected to be able to match bids from big-market teams, however.

BY THE NUMBERS: 3 -- Team awards won by LHP CC Sabathia, who was voted Most Valuable Player, Most Valuable Pitcher and Top Newcomer.

QUOTE TO NOTE: "The individuals we interviewed for the position were excellent. We believe Jack is the best person to provide a new approach and to lead our baseball operations. He has a proven track record of recognizing talent, both on the field and in the front office." -- Mariners president Chuck Armstrong, after hiring Brewers scouting director Jack Zduriencik to be Seattle's new general manager.

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Added: October 28, 2008

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