Hunter Renfroe is starting to gain his bearings with the Brewers

Hunter Renfroe is starting to gain his bearings with the Brewers

New Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Hunter Renfroe answers questions on the first day of spring training practice at American Family Fields of Phoenix on Sunday, March 13, 2022, in Phoenix, Arizona.

PHOENIX – The 99-day lockout stemming from Major League Baseball’s labor strife negatively impacted players across the board.

Hunter Renfroe especially.

Unexpectedly acquired by the Milwaukee Brewers from the Boston Red Sox 40 minutes before the game shut down, the 30-year-old rightfielder was forced to process the transaction on his own without any communication from his new team.

“Going into it, about 30 minutes before the lockout happened, you get traded to another team and you really hear from no one – it’s kind of tough,” the 30-year-old rightfielder said Sunday. Renfroe was sent to Milwaukee in exchange for outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. and minor-league infielders Alex Binelas and David Hamilton on Dec. 1, on Sunday.

“You want to reach out, you want to talk to them and see how things are going and what their thoughts are and how much they want to welcome me and that kind of thing. It’s tough. It’s kind of funny, the whole family was , ‘Have you talked to this person?

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