Brewers Rumors & News

  • Brewers release former All-Star closer Chris Perez

    Hardball Talk "Here’s how quickly things have unraveled for right-hander Chris Perez: At age 26 he was an All-Star closer for the second straight season. At age 28 he was an ineffective middle reliever. And now at age 29 he was just released by the Brewers after settling for a minor-league contract. Perez..." March 30

  • 1d

    The #Brewers remove one reliever from the list of those trying to make the team by optioning Brandon Kintzler to Class AAA Colorado Springs.

  • 2d

    Manager Ron Roenicke said probably announce whether Scooter Gennett or Carlos Gomez will be #Brewers leadoff hitter after Monday off day.

  • Brewers reliever Chris Perez puts up a battle

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Chris Perez is getting a bit closer to learning his fate. The veteran reliever, invited to the Milwaukee Brewers' spring camp as a nonroster player, must be told by March 31 if he is being placed on the 40-man roster, assigned to Class AAA Colorado Springs or getting released. With more..." March 19

  • Workhorse reliever Smith ready to answer bell often again this year

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "During his annual spring training meeting with Ron Roenicke, Will Smith wanted to make it clear that he had no issue with the workload put on him by the Milwaukee Brewers last season. His message to his manager was simple: Pitch me as much as you need me. "I made sure to tell Ron in my..." March 17

  • Pink eyes, full hearts: Brewers say they'll bounce back

    USA Today "It's nothing personal, but the Milwaukee Brewers won't shake your hand. Why, they refuse to even shake one another's. It's so bizarre that Brewers manager Ron Roenicke told his players Sunday he is again prohibiting high-fives, one day after lifting the ban. "We should be over this,"..." March 16

  • 15d
    Todd Rosiak @Todd_Rosiak

    K-Rod said he turned down more guaranteed money to sign with the Brewers. It's more about comfort and fit, he said.

  • 16d
    Todd Rosiak @Todd_Rosiak

    Ryan Braun out today as he continues to battle illness. Ron Roenicke said he expects Braun to be back in the lineup tomorrow (SS).

  • 16d
    Todd Rosiak @Todd_Rosiak

    Kyle Lohse to start opening day, RR confirms. Followed by Matt Garza and WIL Peralta.

  • Dontrelle Willis To Retire

    MLB Trade Rumors "Left-hander Dontrelle Willis, who was in camp with the Brewers on a minor league deal, has informed the Brewers that he will retire, tweets MLB.com’s Adam McCalvy. A neck injury has slowed him this spring, and the former Rookie of the Year had yet to get into a game. Willis beat out Scott..." March 14

  • MLB approves external padding on pitchers' caps

    The Score "Major League Baseball has approved a revised product for pitcher's head protection that it hopes will be user-friendly enough to trigger widespread use. The league introduced a padded cap for the first time last season, but San Diego Padres lefty Alex Torres was the only pitcher to use it in a..." March 14

  • Brewers ban players from giving high-fives

    Sporting News "The Brewers have been told to keep their hands to themselves. After catcher Jonathan Lucroy and pitching coach Rick Kranitz got pinkeye, the team has banned its players from giving one another the staple in sports that is high-fives for the remainder of spring training. They're hoping to..." March 14

  • 20d

    FRancisco Rodriguez has obtained visa in Venezuela and is expected in #Brewers camp around Friday.

  • 21d
    Adam McCalvy @AdamMcCalvy

    Jonathan Lucroy could be playing Cactus League games by the end of the week, RR said.

  • 22d

    Closer Francisco Rodriguez is in process of getting work visa in Venezuela. #Brewers hope to see him by end of the week.

  • 22d

    1B Adam Lind hopes to get back on the field in couple days for #Brewers as his lower back issue gets better. Blog coming jsonline.

  • Stiff neck delays Dontrelle Willis' debut with Brewers

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "DontrelleWillis' debut with the Milwaukee Brewers was put on hold. Willis, the former phenom trying to make the pitching staff as a non-roster player, had his first spring outing scratched Saturday because of neck stiffness. Willis was listed among the pitchers slated to get work behind starter..." March 08

  • 23d
    Adam McCalvy @AdamMcCalvy

    Adam Lind didn't play vs. Dodgers because his back flared up taking grounders yesterday. RR hopes it will only be a few days. #Brewers

  • Jonathan Lucroy ahead of schedule

    Hardball Talk "Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Brewers catcher is “progressing so well from hamstring injury” that he “might start playing games sooner than expected.” Lucroy was initially given a 4-6 week recovery timetable on February 11, so he’s three-plus weeks in." March 06

  • 25d

    So, here's the story on #Brewers' new deal with K-Rod. Details are done but must pass physical here to be official. Visa process has begun.

  • Cubs considered playing entire 2015 home schedule in Milwaukee

    SI.com "The Chicago Cubs say they considered playing their entire home schedule in Milwaukee because of delays to the renovation of Wrigley Field. Cubs president of business operations Crane Kenney said the team did not go ahead with the plan to move the games to Miller Park because it was “too much..." March 04

  • 27d

    According to #Brewers manager Ron Roenicke, club hasn't finalized contract for K-Rod and there is no guess on arrival from Venezuela.

  • 28d
    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    Marlins made try at k-rod, offering 2 yrs at $10M

  • Aramis Ramirez likely to retire following 2015 season

    Bucs Dugout "As SuperBaes already noted in the FanPosts, longtime NL Central third baseman Aramis Ramirez appears set to retire after the 2015 season. Ramirez was, of course, a Pirates product, having signed with the organization all the way back in 1994. Unfortunately, they rushed him to the big leagues,..." March 02

  • Perez not focusing on Brewers' roster, just results

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "While the signing of Francisco Rodriguez shifted roles around in the bullpen of the Milwaukee Brewers, those vying for the final spots in what is likely to be a seven-man relief corps watched as one of the few openings was suddenly gone. Earlier in his career, Chris Perez might have let that..." March 01

  • Khris Davis vows to regain patience at the plate

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "It's not unusual for a young player in his first full season in the major leagues to press at the plate and get out of the approach that made him successful in the minors. That didn't make it any easier for leftfielder Khris Davis to take when looking back at his 2014 season with the Milwaukee..." February 28

  • Brewers focused on K-Rod after Papelbon talks fizzled

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Brewers general manager Doug Melvin told me Friday the decision was made to close a deal with free-agent closer Francisco Rodriguez after ongoing talks with Philadelphia regarding closer Jonathan Papelbon hit a dead end. “We did engage them and didn’t come to a comparable deal for both sides,”..." February 28

  • Brewers, Francisco Rodriguez agree on two-year deal

    ESPN.com "Francisco Rodriguez and the Milwaukee Brewers are together again. The team agreed to terms Thursday with the free-agent reliever on a two-year contract to return to the team for a fourth time. The deal includes a club option for a third season. A source confirmed Rodriguez will make $13..." February 28

  • 31d
    Adam McCalvy @AdamMcCalvy

    Jimmy Nelson has been backed off another day because of a balky hamstring. RR continues to say it isn't serious.

  • 31d

    #Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez just told reporters this is likely last year as player.

  • 32d
    clarkspencer @clarkspencer

    K-Rod not coming to #marlins. Has agreed to go elsewhere.

  • 32d
    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    K-Rod has agreement with brewers 2-yr deal

  • Brewers being rewarded for their faith in Carlos Gomez

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Carlos Gomez was only 24 when he first suited up for the Milwaukee Brewers in 2010. Yet critics already had labeled the speedy centerfielder a hopeless case offensively, lacking the plate discipline necessary to take full advantage of his many talents. Gomez had been an underachiever in his..." February 25

  • Ryan Braun expects to be 'one of the best' again

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Ryan Braun expects to be "one of the best players in the league" again in 2015, assuming his right thumb remains healthy. That's a big "if," of course, considering the Brewers' rightfielder has been plagued by the thumb issue for nearly two seasons. Braun had a cryotherapy procedure performed..." February 25

  • Brewers' Gennett aims not to be left out at second base

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "There may not be anybody at the Milwaukee Brewers training complex more excited about the 2015 season than second baseman Scooter Gennett. One of the first position players to report to camp, the 24-year-old doesn't hide his love for the game or his enthusiasm for what lies ahead. "It's great..." February 24

  • Brewers, Marlins continue talking to K-Rod; deal should come soon

    CBSSports.com "The Brewers and Marlins are continuing to talk to veteran free-agent closer Francisco Rodriguez, and he is expected to have a deal soon. Milwaukee hasn't named its closer, and K-Rod had a nice year for the Brewers in 2014, saving 44 games, posting his career best 0.985 WHIP and making his fifth..." February 24

  • Gomez seeking more

    MLB.com "Carlos Gomez, Khris Davis and Gerardo Parra all reported to camp Monday morning, two days before position players are required to show. Gomez held court and said he's still not satisfied, despite batting a career-best .284 for the second straight season and posting a career-high .356 on-base..." February 23

  • Nelson hopes to continue record of sophomore-year success with Brewers

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "To a lot of people, it may seem like Jimmy Nelson is replacing Yovani Gallardo in Milwaukee's starting rotation. Brewers manager Ron Roenicke is not one of those people. "He's not replacing Yo," Roenicke said of the right-handed Nelson. "We all are. Nelson is a guy we're going with that we..." February 23

  • 35d
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #Brewers owner Mark Attanasio talking with K-Rod’s agent, Scott Boras, about signing the free-agent reliever.

  • 36d

    #Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said reliever Rob Wooten, who pitched in shorter spurts last season,volunteered to stretch out to long relief.

  • 36d
    Adam McCalvy @AdamMcCalvy

    #Brewers may be considering stretching out Tyler Thornburg to start. RR wouldn't say for sure since he hadn't spoken with the player.

  • 37d
    Todd Rosiak @Todd_Rosiak

    Johnny Hellweg, 9 1/2 months removed from TJ surgery, should be pitching in games by end of camp.

  • 37d
    Adam McCalvy @AdamMcCalvy

    Michael Blazek will stretch out as a starter this spring. He's another "sixth starter" candidate with Jungmann for #Brewers.

  • 40d
    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    K-Rod is seeking $10 million contract but with #Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen out 8-12 weeks after foot surgery, LA could be nice fit.

  • 44d

    #Brewers prospect Clint Coulter, making transition from C to RF, is in Arizona working every day on that switch. Coaches like what they see.

  • 44d
    Adam McCalvy @AdamMcCalvy

    #Brewers have signed RHP David Herndon to a MiLB deal. No big league camp invite, but a good comeback story. Will be on the site soon.

  • Francisco Rodriguez is holding out for a two-year contract

    Hardball Talk "Francisco Rodriguez remaining unsigned late in an offseason is nothing new, but this time around the longtime closer is still on the market because he’s holding out for a two-year offer from someone. That’s according to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com, who also says re-signing with the Brewers..." February 12

  • 47d
    Jim Bowden @JimBowden_ESPN

    According to a club source the #Mariners have agreed to terms with Rickie Weeks on 1yr Major League deal at approx $2m w/ $2m inc..LF/RF/2B

  • Jonathan Lucroy out 4-6 weeks with hamstring strain

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The Milwaukee Brewers didn’t make it to spring training before suffering their first significant injury of 2015. The team announced Wednesday morning that catcher Jonathan Lucroy, one of the mainstays of the club, is expected to be sidelined four to six weeks with a mild strain of his right..." February 11

  • 'Jimmy's time': Brewers, Nelson feel pitcher is ready for rotation

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "James Shields isn't walking through the door. A surprise trade for Jordan Zimmermann is highly unlikely. Milwaukee's decision to trade Yovani Gallardo wasn't a precursor to a bigger splash. Instead, it gave the Brewers financial flexibility while providing a young pitcher an..." February 10

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