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Carlos Gomez will bat leadoff for the Brewers

Mar 22, 2014, 3:01 PM EDT

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After dealing outfielder Norichika Aoki to the Royals in December, the Brewers were left without an ideal option for the leadoff spot, but manager Ron Roenicke has settled on his choice.

According to Adam McCalvy of, Roenicke announced today that Carlos Gomez will hit leadoff to begin the year. Jean Segura, who will now bat No. 2, was under consideration for the role along with Scooter Gennett and Rickie Weeks.

Gomez is coming off a monster campaign in which he hit .284/.338/.506 with 24 home runs, 73 RBI, and 40 stolen bases in 147 games. However, he needed a career-high .344 BABIP (batting average on balls in play) to get there and walked just 6.3 percent of the time while striking out in nearly one-fourth of his trips to the plate. Banking on a comparable follow-up is risky, so the odds are against him being a major asset there. But hey, the Brewers don’t have a perfect option right now.

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