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Some things to read while managing your diet.

We are 64 days away from Milwaukee Brewers pitchers and catchers reporting to Maryvale Baseball Park to open spring training for the 2015 season, and one Brewers catcher has a significantly higher profile now than he did a year ago. On Wednesday Jonathan Lucroy was announced as the Brewers’ representative in MLB Network’s “Face of MLB” contest. Ryan Braun was Milwaukee’s nominee a year ago.

After hitting just .260 with a .307 on-base percentage and .366 slugging in his first two MLB seasons, Lucroy’s star has risen dramatically over the last three years. He’s a .297/.359/.472 hitter since Opening Day 2012, and only Buster Posey of the Giants (.878 to Lucroy’s .831) has a higher on-base plus slugging among players who have caught at least 300 games over that time. Lucroy is also widely credited for his above-average pitch framing skills.

Of course, in some circles Lucroy has to share his “face of the franchise” title with a dog. Hank the dog’s rise to fame continued this week as he was nominated for CW Network’s “Dog of the Year” award, which will be presented on January 15. Follow the link for details on how you can vote for this one-time stray to receive the honor.

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