MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The Milwaukee Brewers are considering what approach to take as star slugger Prince Fielder tests the free agent market. General manager Doug Melvin has plans, with or without Fielder. He says the Brewers, who won the NL Central title in 2011, are balancing the finances of Fielder's potential salary versus filling holes for 2012.
Melvin and Brewers owner Mark Attanasio spoke Wednesday at the general managers/owners meeting, one day after they met with Fielder's agent, Scott Boras.
While Milwaukee was figuring what it might do should Fielder leave, the Red Sox and Cubs were still in the process of finding a manager. Boston owner John Henry and chairman Tom Werner had lunch with Dale Sveum, a candidate for both teams.
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