Brewers Lay Groundwork for Future Roster Moves

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Brewers Lay Groundwork for Future Roster Moves
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Last year, a quiet Winter Meetings set the stage for a flurry of Brewers activity, from the Alex Gonzalez signing as the team departed to the Aramis Ramirez deal and a trade with the Pirates for reliever Jose Veras the following week. This winter might not be as active, Brewers officials have forecast. But roster moves are coming. "We were busy," assistant general manager Gord Ash said before club officials checked out of the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center. "It just didn't result in anything -- yet." Instead of new players, Brewers GM Doug Melvin departed with information about which free agents are off the board -- relievers of interest Sean Burnett and Randy Choate signed with clubs, and Jason Grilli appeared close -- and which of the remaining options have mutual interest in Milwaukee. On the relief side, Tom Gorzelanny and J.P. Howell look like the top left-handed options for Milwaukee. On the starting pitcher front, Melvin checked in with the agents for both Ryan Dempster and Edwin Jackson...

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