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Gomez striving to get on base for Crew

Gomez striving to get on base for Crew

PHOENIX -- Brewers manager Ken Macha said he employed Rickie Weeks and Prince Fielder in addition to hitting coach Dale Sveum as part of a "full-force effort" this spring to encourage new center fielder Carlos Gomez to focus on improving his on-base percentage. The skipper was pleased on Tuesday to see Gomez leg out a pair of bunt singles.

"It goes back to what I told him, that I don't care if he hits zero home runs. I just want him to get on base for our [middle-of-the-order] guys," Macha said. "Those two bunts yesterday were pretty good. They know he's going to bunt, they're down his throat, and they still can't get him."

Gomez entered an off-day Wednesday with a .313 Cactus League batting average and a .333 on-base percentage.

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