Brewers Rumors & News

  • Carters' two homers lead Brewers' victory over Marlins

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- There was no need for a last-ditch comeback attempt for the Milwaukee Brewers Sunday afternoon at Miller Park. The Brewers' offense made sure they took care of business early in their series finale against the Miami Marlins. Chris Carter hit two home runs and Domingo Santana..." May 01

  • Braun's 5 non-veto trade partners revealed

    The Score "Ryan Braun has the ability to veto trades to every team in the big leagues except for five. According to a report by FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the hot-hitting Braun is becoming a unique trade chip for Milwaukee given his torrid start to the 2016 season, as well as the combination of his age..." May 01

  • Conley-led Marlins roll past Brewers

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- Never underestimate the power of a good night's sleep. While the rest of his teammates were making a late-night, cross-country flight from Los Angeles, Miami Marlins left-hander Adam Conley was already tucked in and asleep at a hotel in Milwaukee, where he was scheduled to start..." April 30

  • MLB players could push for harsher PED suspensions

    SB Nation "The Major League Baseball players who do not use performance-enhancing drugs are not pleased with the ones who do. With Chris Colabello and Dee Gordon both suspended this month, there is a sudden call for harsher penalties for failed PED tests coming from players. Some, like Justin Verlander, have..." April 30

  • The MLBPA continues to shoot itself in the foot regarding PEDs

    Hardball Talk "Most players are adamantly anti-PEDs now. Unlike their complicit or passive predecessors, today’s players don’t, for the most part, accept PEDs as just part of the game. They’re competitors and they see PED use as their competition cheating. They consider these guys to be taking money and service..." April 29

  • Scooter Gennett to DL

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell said Thursday he expects second baseman Scooter Gennett to be out three weeks with the slight oblique strain that landed him on the 15-day disabled list. To replace Gennett on their roster, the Brewers purchased the contract of infielder Hernan Perez..." April 29

  • Cubs' Arrieta gives up run but wins again

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Jake Arrieta wasn't his sharpest and Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon saw no point in keeping his right-handed ace on the mound past five innings on Thursday. Still, Arrieta was good enough even in a short outing to improve to 5-0 in the Cubs' 7-2 victory over the Milwaukee..." April 28

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    Milwaukee Brewers @Brewers

    2B Scooter Gennett to the 15-day DL (right oblique tightness). INF Hernan Perez selected from Triple-A @skysox. RHP Matt Garza to 60-day DL.

  • Cubs hang on to defeat Brewers

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Kyle Hendricks was sailing along comfortably with a two-hit outing against the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday when Cubs manager Joe Maddon opted to pull him. Trailing 1-0 and with a chance to break out with a least a run, Maddon lifted Hendricks for pinch hitter Tommy La Stella in..." April 27

  • Brewers bash Phillies, end three-game skid

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- Looking to snap a three-game losing streak, the Milwaukee Brewers had everything to go right Sunday afternoon. Right-hander Wily Peralta made his second quality start of the season, and the Milwaukee offense belted out eight extra-base hits in an 8-5 victory over the..." April 24

  • Nola settles down, sails past Brewers

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- After two less-than-stellar outings, Aaron Nola was looking for a bounce back performance Friday night at Milwaukee. And he certainly got it, striking out seven Brewers batters while allowing just one run over seven innings of work to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 5-2..." April 23

  • Brewers top Twins in return game after long trip

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- There is nothing quite like home cooking for the Milwaukee Brewers. Back home after a 10-day, three-city swing, the Brewers rode home runs from Chris Carter, Aaron Hill and Domingo Santana to a 10-5 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night at Miller Park...." April 21

  • Rob Manfred says MLB expansion coming 'in the longer term'

    Sporting News "While acknowledging that having 32 teams in Major League Baseball would make scheduling easier than the current 30-team setup in which daily interleague play is required, commissioner Rob Manfred is being careful not to get anyone’s hopes up too high that a new team soon will be coming to their..." April 21

  • Twins defeat Brewers in rain-shortened game

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Not even inclement weather could halt the Minnesota Twins' winning streak. In a rain-shortened game Monday at Target Field, the Twins defeated the visiting Milwaukee Brewers by a 7-4 final in six innings for their fourth straight victory. The game was delayed at the end..." April 19

  • Orioles, Tigers, Reds among teams interested in free agent Kyle Lohse

    MLB Daily Dish "The Baltimore Orioles, Detroit Tigers, and Cincinnati Reds have all been tied to recent rumors involving free agent pitcher Kyle Lohse. According to a report from MLB Network's Jon Heyman, at least the Orioles are believed to have already made an offer. Lohse spent last season with the..." April 19

  • MLB remains unbalanced as female umpires strike out

    The Sports Quotient "In 2015, the NFL introduced its first female referee into the league and joined the NBA as the only two major professional sports with women officiating regular-season games. Although female participation in all levels of professional sports has increased since the passing of Title IX almost 40..." April 19

  • Trades MLB Teams Should Already Be Thinking About for 2016

    Bleacher Report "Though they're rare, trades in the first few weeks of an MLB season do occasionally take place. We need only look back to last season for evidence, as Atlanta traded All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel to San Diego just a few games after Opening Day. So it's never too early to start looking at..." April 19

  • Big inning sparks Pirates to roll past Brewers

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- During the offseason, the Pittsburgh Pirates went all-in on their approach to an offense focused on on-base percentage. They lost two of their top power hitters in Neil Walker and Pedro Alvarez, then replaced them in the lineup with OBP-oriented players. While the Pirates may..." April 17

  • Braun powers Brewers past Pirates

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- Even when his team led 3-0, Ryan Braun knew that might be enough. So the slugger did something about it. Braun hit two long two-run homers and Jimmy Nelson took a shutout into the seventh inning before faltering as the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-4 on Friday..." April 16

  • Which manager is the likeliest to get fired?

    MLB Daily Dish "As the season gets underway, an inevitable outcome is that various teams don't meet their expectations. That can mean a number of different things such as a subpar record, or young players failing to take the next step. Regardless of what the exact reason is, failing to meet predetermined goals..." April 16

  • Wily Peralta's Time as a Starter for the Milwaukee Brewers May Be Running Out

    Brew Crew Ball "There's no two ways to describe it: Wily Peralta has been bad this season. Not even just bad, he's literally been the one the worst starting pitchers in baseball in the season's early going. The Brewers' Opening Day starter is now 0-3 and has been shelled in each of his three appearances so far in..." April 15

  • Cardinals' Garcia dominates Brewers for first shutout in five yearrs

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Jaime Garcia normally pitches to contact. The St. Louis Cardinals left-hander didn't try to do anything different on Thursday but missed plenty of bats on the way to the best performance of his seven-year major league career. Striking out a career-high 13 batters, Garcia..." April 14

  • Brewers stun Cardinals with Santana's blast in ninth

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Domingo Santana had a simple game plan for his ninth inning at-bat Wednesday. "Just look for a heater," the Milwaukee Brewers' right fielder said. Upon getting said heater from St. Louis Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal, Santana crushed it 440 feet into the seats in deep..." April 14

  • How do these MLB finales rank vs. Kobe's last game?

    The Score "On Wednesday night, after spending the preceding six months negotiating his own mortality on an exhausting farewell tour, Kobe Bryant - the ferocious, indelible five-time NBA champion - gave everyone one more evening of the Black Mamba, dropping 60 points before an incredulous crowd at Staples..." April 14

  • Baseball's 100 Miles Per Hour Club

    Men's Journal "It's one of those brilliant Florida mornings that baseball fans jones for during the last days of February's brutal slog. And what better fix for seasonal affective disorder than a dose of pure heat being doled out daily at the New York Yankees training complex in Tampa? Three of the game's most..." April 13

  • Baseball's slide rule isn't changing anytime soon, and players need to accept it

    Yahoo! Sports "Baseball's new sliding rules are not changing. Deep down, players know this. Already, teams have been told this. And though no one in the commissioner's office or the union's headquarters cares to publicly acknowledge it, sources told Yahoo Sports all parties are in agreement: None of the three..." April 12

  • Hazelbaker goes 4-for-4 as Cards blast Brewers

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Less than a year ago, Jeremy Hazelbaker was wondering if his big league dream died after he was released from the Los Angeles Dodgers' Double-A team in Chattanooga, Tenn. On Monday, Hazelbaker was the guy the media couldn't wait to interview after wowing the second-largest crowd..." April 11

  • MLB's New 'Utley Rule' Proving to Be Mistake in Need of Quick Fix

    Bleacher Report "Today, we're going to talk about takeout slides, the so-called Utley Rule and why it needs fixing posthaste. You've got opinions. We've got opinions. Everyone's got opinions. First, though, a fact: Major League Baseball had to do something. After the Pittsburgh Pirates' Jung Ho Kang went..." April 11

  • Brewers beat Astros, Keuchel

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- Two pitches into his second start of the season, Jimmy Nelson looked like he might be in for a rough day. Jose Altuve smacked his first offering to the bleachers in left for a home run and George Springer followed with a base hit to right. But Nelson worked out of it, the..." April 10

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    MLB Lineups @mlblineups

    4/10 @Brewers lineup vs HOU
    Santana RF
    Villar SS
    Braun LF
    Carter 1B
    Hill 3B
    Maldonado C
    Rivera 2B
    Nelson P
    Broxton CF

  • Jonathan Lucroy would be a great fit for the Rangers

    CBS Sports "The Rangers on Sunday learned that they'd be without starting catcher Robinson Chirinos, who fratured his forearm against the Angels on Saturday night, for the next 10 to 12 weeks. Texas was already uneasy about their catching depth, as they dealt for Bryan Holaday late in spring training. The..." April 10

  • The simple fix MLB immediately must make to the new slide rules

    Fox Sports "Proactive and progressive. These are the two best adjectives to describe Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred. In his second year leading our game, he needs to step in and make an immediate change to the disaster the new slide rules have become. The new slide rules instituted this..." April 09

  • Astros Carlos Gomez says he wants to retire a Brewer

    Fox 6 Now "Houston center fielder Carlos Gomez says he’d like to retire as a member of the Milwaukee Brewers, the team that traded him to the Astros last summer. The 30-year-old Gomez returned to Miller Park on Friday for the first time since the deal with Houston, which is in town for a three-game..." April 09

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    Milwaukee Brewers @Brewers

    Here's tonight's lineup vs. the Astros at Miller Park. See you soon! #MILvsHOU #Brewers pic.twitter.com/Y67iNutYbV

  • Carter helps Brewers edge Giants

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Brewers had plenty of chances to pull away from the San Francisco Giants Wednesday afternoon, but they never seemed to be able to get that one extra hit that would break things open. Their luck finally changed in the seventh inning when Chris Carter's sacrifice fly..." April 06

  • Brewers trade for left-handed reliever Freeman

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "The Brewers on Tuesday acquired relief pitcher Sam Freeman from Texas and demoted Ariel Pena after he struggled in Monday's opener. The left-handed Freeman, 28, has a 3.23 ERA in 108 2/3 innings of relief since 2012. He had a 3.05 ERA in 54 relief appearances for Texas last season, striking out..." April 06

  • Matt Garza expects to miss four to six weeks due to a strained lat

    Hardball Talk "The Brewers placed starter Matt Garza on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday due to a strained right lat. Per Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the right-hander expects to miss four to six weeks." April 06

  • MLB Releases 2016 Draft Bonus Slots

    MLB Trade Rumors "Major League Baseball has released the final draft bonus slots to teams, and MLB.com’s Jim Callis provides the figures. As he explains, and the attached table reflects (mobile link), the Reds have the highest total draft spending power and are one of five clubs with over $10MM in bonus pool..." April 05

  • Major League Baseball Is Back, and Maybe Worse Than Ever

    Rolling Stone "On Thursday afternoon, in the overpriced and stratified city that I now call home, the San Francisco Giants will play their home opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Giants are among the favorites to win the World Series, which, if it happens, would be their fourth title in seven seasons...." April 05

  • MLB players ecstatic with extended netting

    USA Today "The Boston Red Sox and Cleveland Indians players noticed it the moment they stepped onto Progressive Field before their season opener Monday was postponed. The Kansas City Royals marveled about it Sunday night upon their arrival at Kauffman Stadium. Net. Nothing but beautiful net. It has..." April 05

  • Inside The Room For Tommy John Surgery, Baseball's Most Important Cut

    Deadspin "He didn’t want a piece of the dead guy holding his elbow together. That’s all he asked. Todd Coffey had resigned himself to spending the next year learning how to throw a baseball again. He had accepted the mind-numbing rehabilitation process after tearing his ulnar collateral ligament, the..." April 05

  • Giants pick up Bumgarner, blast Brewers

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- For all the times Madison Bumgarner has carried the San Francisco Giants on his back, his teammates certainly returned the favor Monday afternoon under the roof in chilly Milwaukee. While Bumgarner battled through the last remnants of flu symptoms, the Giants' offense produced..." April 04

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    Todd Rosiak @Todd_Rosiak

    Craig Counsell says Matt Garza doubtful to pitch Wednesday. Taylor Jungmann would take his place.

  • 2016 MLB salaries: Royals way pays, while average salary hits $4.4 million

    USA Today "There are a record 127 major-league players who will earn $10 million or more this season, according to salary information obtained by USA TODAY Sports, and no team has fewer players earning at least that much than the defending World Series champions. Yes, the Kansas City Royals. The Royals..." April 04

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    Stearns said Matt Garza will throw side session today and if all goes well, still on track to pitch Wed. vs Giants. Otherwise, Jungmann.

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    Adam McCalvy @AdamMcCalvy

    Stearns offered clarification on LHP Sean Nolin. It's a UCL sprain, not an elbow strain. Will rehab for 6 wks before discussing TJ surgery.

  • Brewers players handing out free tickets in Milwaukee

    The Score "The Milwaukee Brewers open the 2016 season in full rebuild mode. Coming off a 94-loss campaign that stretched the club's postseason drought to a fourth-consecutive year, optimism surrounding the club is bleak in the Brew City. In an effort to reward the fans, and fill the seats, members of..." April 03

  • Carlos Torres Likely To Sign With Brewers

    MLB Trade Rumors "Righty Carlos Torres is “expected to sign” with the Brewers, 1500ESPN’s Darren Wolfson tweets. SB Nation’s Chris Cotillo tweeted yesterday that Torres was attracting plenty of interest and seemed likely to get a big-league deal. Earlier this week, Torres opted out of his minor-league deal with..." April 02

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    #Brewers Craig Counsell said after game he doesn’t think Garza’s shoulder is serious and was precautionary. Said on track to make next start

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    Milwaukee Brewers @Brewers

    RHP Zack Jones (right shoulder), LHP Sean Nolin (left elbow) and OF Rymer Liriano (face) have been placed on the 15-day DL, retro to 3/25.

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