Jan 7, 2011 5:38 PM by Andrew Masuda
Despite an injury plagued 2010 season, the Milwaukee Brewers have rewarded former Cal Poly baseball star Logan Schafer.
The Brewers invited the 24 year old Schafer and three other minor leaguers to Spring Training as non-roster players.
Schafer was the Brewers' minor-league player of the year in 2009, but he missed nearly all of 2010 with a couple of injuries. First, he suffered a groin pull that evolved in to a sports
hernia, then he broke his foot. The Brewers drafted the outfielder in the third round of the 2008 MLB Draft.
He is the third player with ties to the Central Coast invited to spring training in the last week. The Kansas City Royals invited Lompoc native Danny Duffy to their camp. St.joseph High graduate Doug Bernier received an invite by the New York Yankees.
Schafer is one of several former Mustangs, who will take part in Spring Training, which starts next month. Third baseman Brent Morel has a chance to win the starting job with the Chicago White Sox. Four former Cal Poly pitchers will also look to lock up spots on opening day rosters. Lefty Garrett Olson is back with the Mariners, Bud Norris should open in the starting rotation with Houston, Kevin Correia will be with the Pittsburgh Pirates and Casey Fien will open camp with the Houston Astros.
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