Ryan Braun and Jonathan Lucroy returned to the Milwaukee Brewers' spring camp Sunday, one ready for a bit of rest and the other eager to rejoin the fray.

Lucroy, who didn't play for Team USA in the second round of the World Baseball Classic, was behind the plate for the Brewers' exhibition game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Braun, who played every inning of Team USA's six games in the tourney, is expected to take at least two days off.

"I'm going to take a couple of days to rest, relax and get back into a regular routine," Braun said. "The routine in the World Baseball Classic is completely different than it is during spring. And I played quite a bit.

"I don't need a lot more at-bats. I've had plenty of at-bats. I've always felt like I didn't need too many at-bats to be prepared for the season. I've played back-to-back (days) and other things I don't typically do (early in) spring training. So, I don't need too many more at-bats."

On the flip side, Lucroy looked forward to getting some action.

"It feels like we were gone for a month," said the Brewers catcher, who went 1 for 3 in the 11-1 loss to the Dodgers. "I'm definitely ready to play. I didn't play a lot (with Team USA). I'm ready to get some at-bats."

Both Braun and Lucroy were disappointed about being knocked out of the WBC before the semifinals. They knew Team USA would catch heat after previous failures but noted the difference in readiness among the players on their team compared to other countries.