Now Commenting On:

Players have input in camp schedule

Players have input in camp schedule

Players have input in camp schedule
PHOENIX -- Who's running Brewers camp?

"The inmates, obviously," manager Ron Roenicke quipped.

He was kidding, but it's a fact that, for the second straight spring, Roenicke is seeking input from players on the team's workouts. The topic came up on Saturday with principal owner Mark Attanasio, who said the schedule was adjusted after Zack Greinke suggested it may be too early to work on bunt defenses.

By the way, they have since worked twice on bunt defense.

It's a two-way street, Roenicke said.

"I want their input to see what they really think," Roenicke said. "Zack, you guys know, when you ask him things, he tells you. So Zack says there is a lot of eyewash going on. I don't want there to be a lot of eyewash. And if players feel a certain way about things that we think are important, they think is eyewash, I want to explain why we're doing it."

Roenicke said he'd again seek input from some of the team's veteran hitters on their Cactus League schedules. Left fielder Ryan Braun, for example, is known for needing only a limited number of live at-bats to feel ready for the regular season. Other hitters need more. Roenicke had similar discussions last spring before his first season at the helm and built a plan for each player based on their ideas.

Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español