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Brewers hope to maintain aggressive tone on base paths

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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The rebuilding Milwaukee Brewers tried to make up for any deficits in talent by staying aggressive, especially on the base paths.

It's a tone that manager Craig Counsell wants to maintain as the roster reshaping continues, with more young players expected to arrive at Miller Park in 2017.

The Brewers led the majors with 181 stolen bases, 42 more than second-place Cincinnati. Milwaukee was caught stealing a major league-worst 56 times, five more than the Reds.

Infielder Jonathan Villar led the majors with 62 stolen bases. But Villar at times took risks running the bases. Other Brewers did, too, to the team's detriment.

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