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Milwaukee Brewers: It’s Time for a Catching Platoon

Published by on April 21, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Brewers manager Ken Macha entered this season stating that Jason Kendall would be the starting catcher, but Mike Rivera would get regular work, catching every time Dave Bush would take the mound.

It's time for Macha to amend that declaration and make the catching situation a full platoon position.

Jason Kendall has gotten off to a horribly slow start to the season, both in the batter's box and behind the plate. Kendall is batting only .129 in 10 games, while only slugging .161 with an on-base percentage of .243.

The strength of Kendall's game last year was his accuracy in throwing out would-be base stealers. He threw out 41-of-96 runners last season. So far in 2009, Kendall has only thrown out 1-of-9 base...

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