Brewers Rumors & News

  • Benches clear in Pittsburgh after the Brewers’ Carlos Gomez bat flips a third-inning triple

    Hardball Talk "A pretty vicious brawl just went down at PNC Park after Carlos Gomez of the Brewers went into home run celebration mode after slugging a Gerrit Cole pitch to the top of the center field wall. Lots to dissect in the aftermath. Cole walked over to Gomez at third base and began jawing at him...." April 20

  • Logan Schafer seeks quick return

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "When Elian Herrera was inserted in place of Khris Davis in the seventh inning Friday as a defensive replacement, it became apparent something wasn't right with Logan Schafer. As it turns out, Schafer has been dealing with a hamstring issue that cropped up while he was stretching in the on-deck..." April 20

  • Ryan Braun's ninth-inning homer carries Brewers past Pirates

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "With boos cascading down from every angle of PNC Park, Ryan Braun let his bat do the talking Saturday night. The embattled rightfielder went 3 for 5, scored four runs and homered twice, with his second — a two-run shot off all-star closer Jason Grilli with one out in the ninth inning — lifting..." April 20

  • Brewers re-sign Jeffress to Minors deal

    Hardball Talk "’s Adam McCalvy reports that the Brewers have signed Jeremy Jeffress to a minor league deal. The Brewers originally drafted Jeffress in the first round of the 2006 draft, 16th overall. In December 2010, the Brewers sent him to the Royals along with Lorenzo Cain, Alcides Escobar, and..." April 19

  • Martin Maldonado literally hit the cover off of a baseball

    Hardball Talk "Brewers catcher Martin Maldonado literally hit the cover off of a baseball when he grounded a Charlie Morton fastball to third base in the sixth inning on Friday night. As the ball bounced towards third baseman Pedro Alvarez, one of the flaps came undone. Alvarez fired across to first base,..." April 19

  • Despite mistakes, Brewers edge Pirates

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "When you play a game as strange — and ugly — as the Milwaukee Brewers did on Friday night, it's not often that you come out on top. Yet, that was exactly what happened for the Brewers, who somehow overcame four errors in the field and a couple more on the base paths to outlast the Pittsburgh..." April 19

  • Pirates blast four home runs, pound Brewers, 11-2

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Pirates couldn’t quite get to Milwaukee starter Yovani Gallardo Thursday night, but they managed to outlast him. Gallardo recovered from a two-run first inning to work without much trouble through the Pirates lineup for the next five. He and Edinson Volquez, having dueled to a draw, gave..." April 18

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    #Brewers place 1B Lyle Overbay on paternity list and call up utility infielder/outfielder Elian Herrera from AA Nashville.

  • Brewers turns tables on Cardinals to avoid sweep

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "After getting out-pitched in the first two games of their series against the St. Louis Cardinals, the Milwaukee Brewers turned the tables Wednesday afternoon. With starter Wily Peralta turning in 6 1/3 strong innings and the bullpen doing its job as usual, the Brewers salvaged the series finale..." April 17

  • Cardinals' pitching dominates Brewers

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Cardinals’ three-game series with the National League Central Division-leading Milwaukee Brewers this week promised to be a contest among the Nos. 3 through 5 starters of each club. Adam Wainwright and Michael Wacha of the Cardinals and Yovani Gallardo and Kyle Lohse of the Brewers were..." April 16

  • Lance Lynn needs little help in halting Brewers

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "However he does it, Lance Lynn wins. Whether it’s his Cardinals teammates scoring seven runs a game in his first two starts to overcome his own 6.55 earned run average, or whether it’s by his own dominance, which was on display Monday night as he overpowered the Milwaukee Brewers. In seven..." April 15

  • Kyle Lohse pitches a gem as Brewers sweep Pirates

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Make that three series sweeps and counting for the Milwaukee Brewers, officially the hottest team in Major League Baseball. Led by Kyle Lohse's 82/3 dominant innings and helped by just enough offense and yet another big break that went their way in the sixth inning, the Brewers continued their..." April 14

  • Brewers' win streak hits eight after beating Pirates

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The Milwaukee Brewers keep finding ways to win games. Sometimes, remarkable ways. Escaping a huge jam in the top of the eighth with a one-of-a-kind double play, the Brewers went ahead on Jonathan Lucroy's RBI single in the bottom of the inning Saturday night to pull out a 3-2 nail-biter over..." April 13

  • Brewers return home after beating Pirates

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Home or road — it doesn't much matter to these Milwaukee Brewers right now. Fresh off their impressive trip out East, the Brewers continued their hot play in their return to Miller Park on Friday night. Aramis Ramirez and Mark Reynolds each homered to power the offense, Wily Peralta turned..." April 12

  • Khris Davis drove in two runs to help Brewers finish off a sweep of the Phillies

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Milwaukee Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez succinctly summed up his team's first trip of the season. "We're doing everything right. That's why we're winning," Ramirez said. The Brewers continued to do whatever it takes to win Thursday night, pulling away from Philadelphia for a 6-2..." April 11

  • Brewers 9, Phillies 4: Offense carries Crew

    Brew Crew Ball "After an ugly start to the game, the Brewers were able to win their fifth straight game and stay undefeated on the road behind a great offensive night from the top of the order. The Brewers got on the board first as Aramis Ramirez continued his unusually hot April and gave the Brewers a one-run..." April 10

  • Market warming for Morales: Orioles, Brewers, Mariners make sense "Several teams recently have come to scout Kendrys Morales and Stephen Drew, the top two free agents remaining on the market, and things seem to be heating up a bit with the two players who have been working out here for most of the last six weeks. The Orioles, Mariners and Brewers are among..." April 09

  • Ryan Braun belts three home runs as Brewers top Phillies

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "For those in Brewer Nation tempted to reach for the panic button regarding Ryan Braun's ailing thumb, permission to stand down. At least for now. Coming to life in a way no one saw coming — not even Braun — the Milwaukee Brewers' embattled rightfielder smacked three home runs and drove in..." April 09

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    #Brewers general manager Doug Melvin insisted he is not worried about Ryan Braun's ailing thumb. "Not at this time," said Melvin.

  • Brewers sweep Red Sox with 4-0 win

    Brew Crew Ball "WP: Yovani Gallardo (2-0) LP: Jon Lester (0-2) HR: None Box Score Sometimes strange things happen in baseball. The Brewers sweeping the defending champion Red Sox in Fenway Park would qualify as strange. Winning two games at Fenway would have been a good series, but the Brewers entered..." April 07

  • Braun's thumb still an issue, may need surgery

    Brew Crew Ball "Ryan Braun's right thumb is still an issue, and the only solution may be surgery. Braun has been dealing with nerve issue in his thumb since early in 2013, a season during which he .298/.372/.498 with 11 home runs before sitting out the final 65 games due to suspension. While most players would..." April 06

  • Ryan Braun opted not to have thumb surgery during PED suspension "Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun was out of the lineup on Saturday because a nerve issue in his right thumb is bothering him again. He missed close to a month with the problem last season. Braun was suspended 65 games for his ties to Biogenesis last year, which gave him time to rest and let the..." April 06

  • Despite the defense's best efforts to the contrary, Brewers beat the Red Sox 7-6

    Brew Crew Ball "Winning Pitcher: Tyler Thornburg Losing Pitcher: Burke Badenhop HR: M. Reynolds 1 (1), C. Gomez 1 (2) SV: K-Rod (2) Boxscore It was an interesting/weird first inning for the Brewers' offense. Jean Segura managed to reach base on a grounder that shot off opposing starter Clay..." April 06

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    Adam McCalvy @AdamMcCalvy

    Ryan Braun (thumb) is out tonight. Check the site to read why. RT @Brewers: Tonight's #Brewers lineup.

  • Big ninth inning for Brewers spoils Boston's home opener

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "It's amazing what a few hits with runners in scoring position can do for a team. Frustrated for most of the first eight innings by being unable to come up with clutch hits, the Milwaukee Brewers rallied for four runs in the ninth to spoil Boston's home opener with a 6-2 victory at Fenway..." April 05

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    Adam McCalvy @AdamMcCalvy

    Braun's right thumb is a problem again. Lots of details coming to #Brewers .com, none of which are pleasant if you're a fan of the team.

  • Harang takes no-hitter to 7th, Johnson homers in Braves’ 1-0 win

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "He’s 35 and working for his sixth different major league team in five years, but Aaron Harang hardly looked the part of journeyman Wednesday when he took a no-hitter to the seventh inning against the Brewers in his Braves debut. Chris Johnson’s two-out homer in the seventh inning was the first..." April 03

  • Freeman homers twice as Braves power past Brewers

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Freddie Freeman unloaded some of his and the Braves’ pent-up frustrations against the Brewers with a pair of home runs Tuesday on a night when Alex Wood didn’t need much more support than that. After Jason Heyward’s two-run, two-out homer in the fifth inning that gave the Braves their first lead..." April 02

  • Henderson comments on losing his closer job "Ousted Brewers closer Jim Henderson appeared on 1250 WSSP Tuesday morning, a day after the first save opportunity of the season unexpectedly went to Francisco Rodriguez. A variety of topics were discussed in the interview, but they got the big question out of the way early: what happened? Quoth..." April 01

  • Betting 101: How to safely bet early-season MLB action "Baseball is here, firing the starting gun on what is a marathon for bettors that stretches the spring, summer and fall. The MLB season is filled with peaks and valleys, however, if those valleys come too soon into the schedule, you won’t even have a shot at hitting those peaks. Navigating the..." April 01

  • Brewers earn shutout victory on opening day

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "When it came time to close the Milwaukee Brewers' 2-0 season-opening victory, manager Ron Roenicke had a surprise for the Atlanta Braves. As a matter of fact, it also surprised some of the Brewers. "I was (surprised)," said third baseman Aramis Ramirez, who drove in the only runs of the game..." April 01

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    The Brewer Nation @BrewerNation

    Today's #Brewers lineup: CF Gomez, SS Segura, RF Braun, 3B Ramirez, C Lucroy, LF Davis, 1B Overbay, 2B Gennett, P Gallardo

  • Report: Drug policy changes will bar players from postseason, even if they’ve served their suspensions

    Hardball Talk "Yesterday, when looking at reports of the changes to the Joint Drug Agreement, I said that the increased penalties and testing protocols didn’t seem draconian. The latest report on the changes could change my mind about that. Christine Brennan reports that the policy — not yet finalized – will..." March 29

  • Tony Clark officially voted in as Executive Director of the MLBPA

    Hardball Talk "Back in December the Executive Board of the Major League Baseball Player’s Association appointed Tony Clark as the head of the MLBPA. It was announced via press release today that the players have ”overwhelmingly confirmed” the appointment. This comes as no surprise, of course, even if it is now..." March 27

  • Morgan 'older and wiser' since time with Crew "There was much more Nyjer Morgan than Tony Plush in Indians camp this spring, partly because the colorful former Brewers outfielder says he now considers himself "older and wiser," and partly because, as a non-roster invitee, he was too focused on winning a job to let his alter ego take..." March 27

  • MLB working toward new PED deal, would increase suspensions "Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association are working toward increasing penalties for players caught using performance-enhancing drugs while also decreasing penalties for players testing positive unintentionally, the Associated Press reports. The AP report notes that now a first..." March 26

  • 27d
    Mike Vassallo @MikeVassallo13

    Waivers have been requested on 1B/3B Juan Francisco for the purpose of his unconditional release. 29 players remain in #Brewers camp.

  • 29d
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    #Brewers announce that they have exercised the 2015 option on manager Ron Roenicke.

  • 36d
    Chris Cotillo @ChrisCotillo

    #Brewers have traded Hector Gomez to the #Angels for a PTBNL, as first reported by @mlbdailydish teammate @Justinmillar1

  • Matt Garza has Cubs games circled "Milwaukee Brewers right-hander Matt Garza relished his experience with the Cubs and enjoyed his time in Chicago. He won 21 games pitching for the Cubs most of the past three seasons before Chicago dealt him to the Texas Rangers at last July's trade deadline. Garza will push his warm wishes..." March 15

  • Brewers’ front office discussing Jean Segura extension

    Fansided "At the rate things are going with this MLB contract extensions, teams are going to call players to discuss contract extensions as they are leaving the room from signing their first contract. Shortstop Jean Segura has played 190 games for the Milwaukee Brewers (191 in his career). He is under..." March 15

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    Adam McCalvy @AdamMcCalvy

    #Brewers mgr Ron Roenicke just named his Opening Day starter: Yovani Gallardo gets the honor for the fifth straight season.

  • 38d
    Todd Rosiak @Todd_Rosiak

    Francisco Rodriguez stepped on a cactus yesterday. First freak incident of camp. Status for tomorrow's game unknown right now. #Brewers

  • Ryan Braun lands first endorsement deal since 65-game suspension

    Sportress of Blogitude "In yet another step for Ryan Braun as he attempts to repair his personal and professional image after being suspended 65 games by Major League Baseball for his alleged involvement in the Biogenesis scandal, the Milwaukee Brewers right fielder has signed on with 3N2, a small cleat..." March 12

  • Braun: 'I'll just let my work speak for itself, as every artist should.'

    USA Today "They taunt Ryan Braun the moment he steps into the on-deck circle. They scream at him while he's at the plate, boo as he catches fly balls. Braun never flinches. Oh, he hears you. The cascade of boos drowns out most of the personal nastiness, but he hears the hate. The..." March 11

  • Pirates, Brewers scouting Mike Carp for first base help "Both the Pirates and Brewers are scouting the Red Sox and Mike Carp this spring, reports Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe. Both NL Central teams are seeking first base help. Carp, 27, mashed to the tune of .296/.362/.523 (140 OPS+) with 18 doubles and nine home runs in 243 plate appearances as..." March 03

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    Adam McCalvy @AdamMcCalvy

    Aramis Ramirez says everything is going well but another 7-10 days before he gets in a game. #Brewers

  • Carlos Gomez 'sorry' for showing up Paul Maholm last year

    USA Today "Carlos Gomez has a message for Paul Maholm: He's sorry. The Milwaukee Brewers center fielder, one of the most gregarious players in the majors, turns contrite when discussing the incident that linked him last season to Maholm, then pitching for the Atlanta Braves and now with the Los Angeles..." March 01

  • Davis eyeing Brewers' left-field job "If you want to know about his rise from collegiate bench warmer to seventh-round Draft pick to presumptive starting left fielder for the Milwaukee Brewers, Khris Davis has a suggestion. "Call Rick Vanderhook," Davis suggests. "He's seen me at my lowest." His "lowest" was in 2007, when Davis..." February 26

  • Controversial rule banning collisions at home plate approved

    USA Today "Major League Baseball implemented an experimental, controversial rule Monday to protect catchers, prohibiting baserunners from initiating deliberate collisions at home plate in hopes of preventing concussions and injuries. Tony Clark, executive director of the Major League Players Association,..." February 25