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Brewers first baseman Prince Fielder is in no hurry to discuss a contract extension with the team.
Fielder wants to stay in Milwaukee for as long as he can, but feels no urgency.
"I came up here and I love it here, so I want to stay here as long as possible," Fielder said Sunday. "I'm here for two more years anyway, so I'm just trying to see what happens then and all the other stuff hopefully will work out."
Fielder, who has one year left on his contract, hit .299 with 46 homers and tied for the major league lead with 141 RBIs last season.
Jim Edmonds agreed to a minor league contract with the Brewers on Thursday, hoping to return to the big leagues after sitting out last season.
The 39-year-old Edmonds is a career .284 hitter with 382 homers and 1,176 RBIs in 16 seasons with Anaheim, St. Louis, San Diego and the Chicago Cubs.
Brewers general manager Doug Melvin says he's working on one more small deal this offseason.
"I'm working on one other thing," Melvin told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. "It would be a minor-league deal."
The Brewers' 40-man roster is currently full.
The Brewers and pitcher Dave Bush have agreed on a one-year, $4.25 million contract.
The agreement, which came on Monday, allowed the two sides to avoid arbitration.
Bush went 5-9 with a 6.38 ERA in 21 starts and one relief appearance last season.
If Milwaukee GM Doug Melvin had it to do over again, he would have never traded Doug Davis.
Melvin made up for that mistake by signing him this week.
"He's got durability," Melvin said of Davis. "I've always admired how he takes the ball and gets the most out of his stuff."
"I'm excited to be coming back," said Davis, who bounced back from thyroid cancer in 2008. "It's great news. I'm looking forward to it.
"I think I'll be a good addition to the pitching staff there and give us a chance to win. Being familiar with the city and the team will help a lot."
As for Melvin's persistent efforts to reacquire him, Davis said, "I appreciate that. He drafted me way back in the day (with Texas). He's always been there for me.
"Since Day 1 when I became a free agent, I was always looking at the Brewers. I've always wanted to come back."
Melvin also tried to deal for Davis twice last season.
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