"We're going to take it easy at the beginning," Ramirez said. "But I told [manager Ron Roenicke] that towards the end, I want to play a lot. I'll probably be playing three [games in a row], one off, four, one off. I'm going to play a lot."
Ramirez indicated he had plenty of Spring Training to prepare for an important season. He is entering the final guaranteed season of his contract with the Brewers and has said he wants to continue his playing career beyond 2014.
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