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We are 65 days away from Milwaukee Brewers pitchers and catchers reporting to Maryvale Baseball Park to open spring training for the 2015 season, and once that happens it’ll only be a few short weeks before baseball returns to Miller Park. The ballpark will have a new feature for much of the year, as on Monday the team announced plans to unveil the “Selig Experience” on the Loge Level sometime in May or June.
Selig, who also has a statue outside Miller Park, will now also have a 1400-square foot attraction featuring a 3D video presentation honoring the former commissioner for his start in baseball with the Milwaukee Braves and his work to bring baseball back to the city following their departure. Mike Bauman of MLB.com called the exhibit “a testament to Selig’s Milwaukee legacy.” Craig Calcaterra of Hardball Talk latched onto a sentence noting that the exhibit will use technology featured in an Abraham Lincoln exhibit.
Meanwhile, the team also took a step to address their lack of organizational depth in the outfield on Tuesday by signing Bryan Petersen to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training. Petersen is 28 and last appeared in the majors with the 2010-12 Marlins, where he hit .220 with a .303 on-base percentage and .305 slugging in 181 appearances over three seasons. He’s been a much better hitter in the minors, posting a .284/.360/.428 line over eight professional seasons, including the last five in AAA. He has experience playing all three outfield positions.
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