Patience needed in search for pitching
Brewers target veteran hurlers in wake of Winter Meetings
LAS VEGAS -- The Brewers might turn to the old timers' club for starting rotation depth, with John Smoltz and Jamie Moyer joining Randy Johnson on the list of veteran free agents Milwaukee intended to pursue in the wake of the Winter Meetings.That was the latest from general manager Doug Melvin as he prepared to depart the Bellagio on Thursday, though there might be more news on Friday. Melvin said there was a "strong possibility" that the Brewers and Yankees will complete a swap of center fielders, a move that would help free payroll space for Milwaukee to be more active in its hunt for pitching.
Adam McCalvy is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.