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Former Brewers Counsell, Hamilton to fill in for Uecker

Former Brewers Counsell, Hamilton to fill in for Uecker

PHOENIX -- The Brewers' flagship radio station announced Monday that former players Craig Counsell and Darryl Hamilton would be the primary on-air replacements for Bob Uecker this season when the legendary broadcaster does not travel with the team.

Uecker announced in January, shortly after his 80th birthday, that he would skip some road games beginning in 2014. He plans to continue calling all Brewers home games and most road games, though his precise schedule will remain fluid.

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Counsell, who grew up in Wisconsin, played for the Brewers in 2004 and 2006-11 and is currently a special assistant in the team's front office. Hamilton played his first seven Major League seasons with the Brewers (1988-95) and now works for MLB Network.

If those two have scheduling conflicts, former Brewers reliever and current FS Wisconsin analyst Jerry Augustine will step in.

Adam McCalvy is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Brew Beat, and follow him on Twitter at @AdamMcCalvy. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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