GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Veteran shortstop Cesar Izturis is regarded as a slick defender, though you wouldn't know it from his first few games in a Brewers uniform. Izturis was charged with three errors in his first three games, including two in Tuesday's 6-0 loss to the A's that led to four earned runs. He also committed an error Monday against the Giants and was spared another error when first baseman Mat Gamel scooped a bounced throw. It's a surprising start for a player who could open the season as Milwaukee's backup shortstop.
"From now on, it's going to be better," Izturis said. "Hopefully, all the errors stay here instead of going to Milwaukee." Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said Izturis "wasn't very happy about what happened [Tuesday] or the day before." Roenicke compared it to a good hitter going through a slump at the plate. "As good as he is defensively, I'm sure he's a little shocked at him not playing well," Roenicke said. Izturis, a non-roster invitee to Brewers camp, will play a lot of second base this spring, because it's the position at which he could use the most work, according to Roenicke. Izturis has mostly been a shortstop in the Major Leagues and is also comfortable at third base.