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Brewers' Aoki gives assessment of Lim

Brewers' Aoki gives assessment of Lim

Brewers' Aoki gives assessment of Lim

CHICAGO -- New reliever Chang-Yong Lim was a teammate of Brewers outfielder Norichika Aoki for three seasons in Japan, so who better to give a scouting report on the right-hander?

"He has a lot of confidence in his pitches," Aoki said through his interpreter prior to the Brewers/Cubs at Wrigley Field on Friday. "He wouldn't try to miss bats, he'd just go right after you."

Before joining the Cubs, Lim spent 17 seasons pitching professionally in Korea (1996-2007) and Japan (2008-12). He also has pitched for Korea in a number of international events, helping his country to a bronze medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney and second place in the 2009 World Baseball Classic.

Will it be awkward if Aoki has to face Lim in a game?

"No. I'm a professional, he's a professional," Aoki said. "He wants to get me out, and I want to get a hit off him."

He smiled and added: "He's a nice guy."

That's always good to know.

Carrie Muskat is a reporter for MLB.com. She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings, and you can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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