Brewers Rumors & News

  • MLB will try to implement a policy on domestic violence

    Los Angeles Times "On the day after the NHL suspended Kings defenseman Slaya Voynov after his arrest for alleged domestic violence, the incoming commissioner of Major League Baseball said his league hopes to have a policy in place to cover such incidents next year. Rob Manfred, who replaces the retiring Bud Selig..." October 23

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    Mike Berardino @MikeBerardino

    #MNTwins outright Doug Bernier and Yohan Pino to @RocRedWings. Bernier elects free agency. Pino should become 6-year FA.

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    Adam McCalvy @AdamMcCalvy

    Ryan Braun took BP yesterday and felt "pretty good," #Brewers report. First action since thumb surgery.

  • Brewers retain manager Ron Roenicke, fire hitting coach "The Brewers have decided not to bring back hitting coach Johnny Narron or first-base coach Garth Iorg, but the rest of the on-field staff -- including manager Ron Roenicke -- will return next season, the Brewers announced in a press release Friday. The release also said that Brewers general..." October 10

  • Ryan Braun given go-ahead to swing a bat

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Ryan Braun should know soon if he is finally able to swing a bat properly again. The Brewers’ rightfielder returned Monday for a follow-up visit with physician Vernon Williams, who performed a cryotherapy procedure on Braun’s ailing right thumb last Thursday at the Kerlan-Jobe Clinic in Los..." October 08

  • Ryan Braun has procedure to try to fix thumb

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Milwaukee Brewers rightfielder Ryan Braun had a cryotherapy procedure performed on his ailing right thumb Thursday morning with hopes of returning to the offensive star he was prior to last year. Now, Braun and the Brewers will wait to see if it works. The procedure, in which subzero..." October 03

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    MLB Network Radio @MLBNetworkRadio

    Overbay: I'm 99.9 percent sure that I'm going to call it a career, I'm pretty close to 100 percent that I'm going to retire #Brewers

  • MLB To Test Pace-Of-Game Initiatives In AFL

    Baseball America "Major League Baseball on Wednesday said it would begin testing some ideas aimed at quickening the pace of game at the Arizona Fall League. AFL games begin Oct. 7 and run through the championship game on Nov. 15. Among the experimental rules are: • Batter’s Box Rule: The batter shall keep..." October 01

  • Braun to have thumb surgery, hopes to return to offensive form

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "Milwaukee Brewers right fielder Ryan Braun will undergo surgery Thursday in Los Angeles in hopes of curing a lingering nerve issue near his right thumb. Braun is hopeful the surgery, which he described Sunday as a procedure to freeze the damaged tissue, will allow him to bounce back from the..." September 30

  • The future is uncertain for Francisco Rodriguez

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Francisco Rodriguez has seen a lot in his 13-year career in the major leagues. But even he is blown away by how 2014 turned out for him. The Milwaukee Brewers’ collapse aside, the 32-year-old enjoyed his best season since 2008, when he set the single-season saves record with 62. Rodriguez..." September 30

  • Cubs close out season with 5-2 win over Brewers

    Bleed Cubbie Blue "And as the 2014 season comes to a close for the Cubs, who better to be standing at the top of the Hero podium than the man who had been there so many times before. So that's it. Another season in the books. The Cubs exceeded my pre-season expectations by a decent margin, as I had them pegged at..." September 29

  • Ryan Braun to undergo thumb surgery "Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun needs surgery to repair his nagging right thumb injury and he'll get it this coming week, the Brewers have announced. The rare procedure will involve freezing a nerve near his thumb. The injury has been bothering Braun for much of the past two seasons, though it..." September 29

  • Ryan Braun to undergo thumb procedure on Thursday

    Hardball Talk "Ryan Braun is in the Brewers’ starting lineup for Sunday afternoon’s season finale against the Cubs, but as soon as that game ends he will begin prepping for surgery that will hopefully correct a nerve issue in his right thumb that has been a source of discomfort since the early part of the 2013..." September 28

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    Todd Rosiak @Todd_Rosiak

    Reliever Brandon Kintzler will have surgery Tuesday on his left patella. He said he's been battling the issue for almost two years.

  • Brewers nip Cubs, 2-1

    Fox Sports "Francisco Rodriguez wasn't supposed to be the closer for the Milwaukee Brewers this season. Pressed into duty after Jim Henderson got injured, Rodriguez had another banner year and claimed another milestone. Rodriguez moved into 10th place on baseball's career saves list in the Brewers' 2-1..." September 28

  • After surprising fade, Brewers bosses will conduct extensive review "The slumpingBrewers, who have lost 21 out of 29 to fall from solid playoff position to out of the race, will take a hard look at all ways to improve the ballclub after the season. Brewers general manager Doug Melvin pointed to two main concerns for the team that spent 150 days in first place..." September 28

  • Brewers owner blames players "Brewers owner Mark Attanasio directed his anger over his team's fade from contention at the players Saturday. "Frankly, I'm disappointed in the team, disappointed in the guys," Attanasio said. "They're better than this, and they didn't show it." Attanasio and general manager Doug Melvin held..." September 28

  • Brewers' Lucroy sets single-season record for doubles by a catcher

    Toronto Sun "Jonathan Lucroy went 3-for-4 and set the single-season record for doubles by a catcher as host Milwaukee beat Chicago to ensure its third winning season in four years. Wily Peralta (17-11) racked up a career-high 13 strikeouts and held the Cubs to one run and five hits over seven innings, and..." September 28

  • Renteria, Baez don't tap brakes in Cubs' 6-4 win over Brewers

    Chicago Tribune "Despite the slim prospects of finishing no better than a tie for last place in the National League Central with the Cincinnati Reds, the Chicago Cubs showed they haven’t given up. That was evident Friday night in a 6-4 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers that took three hours, 34 minutes to..." September 27

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    Adam McCalvy @AdamMcCalvy

    #Brewers just announced they are retiring No. 1 to honor Commissioner Selig. Ceremony next season.

  • Reds knock Brewers out of postseason

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The David Holmberg call-up in September has been more impressive than the version the Reds saw earlier this year. On Thursday, he continued to show why the Reds traded for him last offseason, holding the Brewers to two runs on three hits over six innings in the Reds' 5-3 victory, eliminating..." September 26

  • The Brewers are considering moving Ryan Braun to first base

    Hardball Talk "Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said Thursday that he has spoken to general manager Doug Melvin about the possibility of Ryan Braun moving to first base” “I think he’s a good defender in the outfield, learning a new position that he picked up pretty fast. I think he’ll continue to get better in..." September 26

  • Brewers to exercise Yovani Gallardo's $13M option for 2015 "The Brewers plan to exercise top starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo's $13-million option for 2015, sources say. The call to bring the right-hander Gallardo back rather than buy him out for $600,000 isn't a surprise and has been speculated on by Brewers writers, including Adam McCalvy of " September 26

  • Brewers 5, Reds 0: Lohse stops the bleeding, for now

    Brew Crew Ball "The Brewers clinched at least a .500 season (yay!) behind a dominating performance from Kyle Lohse tonight. He allowed only 2 hits and no walks, throwing a 106 pitch shutout. And they managed to get Milwaukee 5 burgers for 5 bucks at George Webb's for the 3rd time in September." September 25

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    Adam McCalvy @AdamMcCalvy

    Jimmy Nelson will start for #Brewers tomorrow. Matt Garza scratched with shoulder tightness, per #Brewers.

  • Reds' win over Brewers gives Cueto chance for 20 wins

    Cincinnati Enquirer "As Devin Mesoraco dressed and reporters waited to talk to him after the Reds' 3-1 victory over the Brewers on Tuesday, the Reds catcher and reporters were watching the highlights of Johnny Cueto's 19th victory. As the TV showed Ryan Braun grounding into a double play in the seventh inning,..." September 24

  • Matt Garza: if you think I was trying to hit McCutchen, “you’re just an idiot”

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The way things have gone for the Milwaukee Brewers, even when they win a game they have to survive controversy. With the bullpen doing yeoman duty after starter Matt Garza was ejected in the fifth inning for hitting Pittsburgh star Andrew McCutchen a second time with a pitch, the Brewers..." September 22

  • Russell Martin bombs Brewers, Pirates win on 8th inning homer, 4-2

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Russell Martin propped himself up on the dugout railing, helmet held aloft as the sellout crowd of 37,974 at PNC Park roared. Gone were the concerns of the previous seven innings — a looming defeat against the Milwaukee Brewers, the team in immediate pursuit of the Pirates; a good start from Jeff..." September 20

  • Holliday's dash for winning run lifts Cards

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "If there is a hereafter, Enos Slaughter was there smiling Wednesday night. Johnny Pesky was weeping. For his part, Matt Holliday wasn’t too worried about the history those two former major leaguer players share. But Holliday’s “mad dash” in the seventh inning keyed a 2-0 Cardinals victory over..." September 18

  • Brewers take down Cardinals 3-2 in 12 innings

    Brew Crew Ball "The Brewers battled back from a brutal first inning to hold the Cardinals scoreless for 11 straight innings and managed just enough offense to eke out a critical victory tonight in extra innings. Gerardo Parra and Wily Peralta kept them in the game early, and a couple of September callups drove in..." September 17

  • Brewers will exercise their part of $14M option on Aramis Ramirez "The Brewers intend to pick up the $14 million option on Aramis Ramirez's contract, league sources said. Milwaukee has the option of buying out the veteran third baseman Ramirez for $4 million but is pleased with his performance and prefers him back with the team on a $14 million, one-year..." September 17

  • Brewers offense has a breakout day in win over Reds

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The Milwaukee Brewers took out their offensive frustrations in a major way Sunday afternoon. Rapping out 15 hits and getting home runs from rookie Matt Clark and Mark Reynolds, the Brewers blasted the Cincinnati Reds, 9-2, in front of a sellout crowd of 41,870 at Miller Park. The nine runs..." September 15

  • Holmberg leads Reds to win over Brewers

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The way things began Saturday night, it looked like David Holmberg's third start as a Red might end like the first two: Really quickly. But Holmberg settled down and went six strong innings to earn his first big league win in the Reds' 5-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers before a sellout..." September 14

  • Brewers' win streak reaches three on Lyle Overbay's walk-off hit against Reds

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "At long last, the Milwaukee Brewers are again owners of a true winning streak. Lyle Overbay's bases-loaded single off Jumbo Diaz in the ninth inning scored pinch runner Logan Schafer and lifted the Brewers over the Cincinnati Reds, 3-2, on Friday night at Miller Park. It was the third..." September 13

  • Marlins: Mike Fiers remorseful "The Miami Marlins are united in their belief that Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Mike Fiers did not intend to hit Giancarlo Stanton in the face with an 88 mph fastball Thursday night, and they're convinced that he is sincerely remorseful over the misplaced pitch. But they're having a harder time..." September 13

  • Brewers outlast Marlins in wild affair

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The Milwaukee Brewers were pleased to finally win two games in a row but wished it had happened under different circumstances. In a game marred by Miami slugger Giancarlo Stanton getting hit in the face by a fastball from Mike Fiers, the Brewers finally followed one victory with another..." September 12

  • Peralta stifles Fish as Brewers beat Marlins, 4-1

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Needing a strong start in the worst way, the Milwaukee Brewers got exactly that from Wily Peralta on Wednesday night. The big right-hander allowed just one run over 6 2/3 innings and also drove in the first run of the night with a sacrifice fly in sparking a 4-1 victory over the Miami Marlins..." September 11

  • Reds get 2 RHP to complete Jonathan Broxton trade

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The Reds announced the team acquired a pair of minor-league right-handers — Kevin Shackelford and Barrett Astin — as the two players to be named from the Aug. 31 trade of reliever Jonathan Broxton to Milwaukee." September 11

  • Ryan Braun's thumb injury may be getting worse "Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun was a scratch Tuesday night because of ongoing problems with is right thumb. Here's Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: Manager Ron Roenicke removed the struggling Braun from the starting lineup Tuesday because his hand/thumb was bothering him..." September 10

  • Ryan Braun's thumb issue has worsened

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Ryan Braun's thumb issued apparently has expanded to a hand issue. Manager Ron Roenicke removed the struggling Braun from the starting lineup Tuesday because his hand/thumb was bothering him even more of late. The former all-star has performed poorly at the plate since the all-star break,..." September 10

  • Roenicke: Brewers starters 'not pitching as well as they should be'

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "There are many reasons why the Milwaukee Brewers are suddenly collapsing with the postseason right around the corner, but a one-time strength of the ball club is near the top of the list. The starting rotation that helped propel the Brewers to their quick start to the season suddenly can't get..." September 10

  • Marlins play long ball in win over Brewers

    Miami Herald "Marcell Ozuna put a dent in the the scoreboard. Giancarlo Stanton put one in the record books. It was a home run party for the Marlins on Monday at Miller Park, where the blasts were both deep and profound as Miami kept its faint playoff hopes alive with a 6-4 win over the Brewers. With a..." September 09

  • Cardinals take down Brewers, reduce magic number to 16

    Viva El Birdos "Unfortunately for me I missed most of today's game but looking at this graph Adam Wainwright returned to form and dominated the hapless Brewers lineup. I was faced with the decision of watching baseball or hanging out with and catching up with old friends while I was in town and I chose the..." September 08

  • Gerardo Parra plugging outfield holes for Brewers

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "When the Brewers acquired Gerardo Parra on July 31 from Arizona, the idea was to have available an experienced extra outfielder with strong defensive skills and a decent bat should help be needed. Parra went from fourth outfielder to regular the past week when centerfielder Carlos Gomez was..." September 07

  • Lynn keeps his cool and wins 15th as Cards take down Brewers

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The sure signs of trouble for starter Lance Lynn as a young pitcher were as easy to read as the “Cardinals” on his jersey or the emotions on his sleeve. He would walk a batter or two to invite trouble and trouble would happen. An error behind him would leave him stewing on the mound and the..." September 07

  • With his 48th double, Jonathan Lucroy has broken the doubles record for catchers

    Hardball Talk "With a first-inning double in tonight’s game against the Cardinals, his 48th of the season, Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy broke the doubles record for catchers, per ESPN Stats & Info on Twitter. Ivan Rodriguez held the record previously, doubling 47 times in 1996 though two of those doubles were..." September 07

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    Adam McCalvy @AdamMcCalvy

    Carlos Gomez said his BP went great. "I took a few deep," I beamed.

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    Andrew Gruman @AndrewGruman

    No Ryan Braun in the lineup for the #Brewers tonight. We’ll find out why soon.

  • Mike Matheny took issue with Brewers third baseman Hector Gomez on Thursday night

    Hardball Talk "The Cardinals were in position to tack on an insurance run, leading 3-2 in the top of the ninth inning in last night’s game against the Brewers. The bases were loaded with one out for Yadier Molina, who hit a fly ball to medium depth right field. Brewers right fielder Gerardo Parra picked up some..." September 06

  • Brewers 6, Cardinals 2

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "And the young shall lead them. Riding strong performances by starting pitcher Mike Fiers, spark plug Scooter Gennett and slugger Khris Davis, the Milwaukee Brewers finally halted their nine-game losing streak on Friday night with a 6-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals at Miller..." September 06

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