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Doug Mathis hopes to cement his place in the Majors this year.
"I’ve been kind of up and down the last few years, so I want to just stick this year and kind of be a regular big league player,” he said.
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Justin James, who was signed by the Brewers this offseason, is also in a very similar situation. He has spent the past seven seasons in the minor leagues after being drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in 2003, and like Mathis, is trying to make the big league roster.
“It’d be great to make the team out of spring training, but I just want to be on a mound pitching somewhere and just see where I can go from there,” James said.