Brewers' Fiers was hit hard on and off the field last season
PHOENIX -- There were times last year when Mike Fiers hoped to wake up and find that it was all a dream. To be more accurate, a nightmare. The Milwaukee Brewers' right-hander still has trouble processing the horrendous turn of events in 2013 that began with a line drive breaking his pitching arm and ended with his mother dying at 54 from severe complications associated with the autoimmune disease lupus. "It's not something you wish for anyone to go through," said Fiers, whose 2013 season began on an upbeat note by making his first opening day roster. Fiers' stay with the Brewers was short-lived. After posting an 8.59 earned run average in three outings, including a spot start, he was ...