CBSSports.com "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
Aramis Ramirez says everything is going well but another 7-10 days before he gets in a game. #Brewers
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
MLB.com "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
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
RR said Aramis Ramirez got through his first workout with no issues. Did everything but bunt defense drill.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "It has taken long for new pitcher Matt Garza to make an impact in the Brewers' clubhouse this spring. "He's not a guy that comes into a new organization and just sits quietly and watches," said manager Ron Roenicke. "His personality -- he's just all over the place. "He's vocal; he's..." February 21
Aramis Ramirez had surgery to remove a non-malignant polyp from his colon and will be a few days behind when spring games start. #Brewers
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "For the first time in a number of years, Rickie Weeks reported to Maryvale for spring training unsure of his ultimate role with the Milwaukee Brewers. The team's primary second baseman since 2006, Weeks is comng off surgery to remove his ruptured left lateral hamstring tendon. He suffered the..." February 19
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Matt Garza just wanted to be wanted. That's the gist of what he had to say this morning in the Milwaukee Brewers' clubhouse in Maryvale, when he met with the media for the first time since signing his big four-year, $50 million with the club late last month. That deal was actually $2 million..." February 17
Source: #Brewers expected to discuss long-term extension with Jean Segura during spring training.
Source: No current talks about an extension between #Brewers and Gallardo. At this time, no plans to discuss during spring training.
MLB.com "Jim Fregosi, a former All-Star shortstop who spent 53 years in professional baseball as a player, manager and scout, passed away early Friday morning, six days after suffering multiple strokes during an MLB alumni cruise. "He passed away at 2:36 a.m. [ET]," according to Jim Fregosi Jr., the..." February 14
ESPN New York "Major League Baseball owners, despite earning more than $8 billion in revenue in 2013, voted in January to allow individual teams to slash or eliminate pension-plan offerings to their non-uniformed personnel. The vote, tabled a year earlier when the intention became public, quietly took place..." February 14
Source: The #Brewers and Dominican SS Gilberto Lara have agreed on a $3.2 million deal. Cant sign until July 2. He flies to AZ for physical.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "I just spoke with Brewers general manager Doug Melvin and he said reports that the team has reached an agreement with Dominican Republic prospect Yirver Gilbert Lara are premature. "You can't have a formal agreement at this time," said Melvin, who wouldn't say whether an informal understanding..." February 13
Hardball Talk "The New York Daily News reports that, now that A-Rod has dropped his appeal and is accepting his suspension, Major League Baseball is going to drop the lawsuit it filed last March against Biogenesis, Anthony Bosch, Juan Carlos Nunez and multiple other defendants. Which, of course, just..." February 12
Fox Sports "You may have noticed that spring training is about to begin, yet baseball still has not banned home-plate collisions. Both the players and owners want to enact such a rule to protect catchers, but the issue -- somewhat like expanded replay -- is more complicated than it appears. As Hall of..." February 12
Fox Sports "Pete Rose, who remains banned from Major League Baseball for betting on games during his years as a player and as a manager, said Monday that his transgression isn’t quite as bad as using performance-enhancing drugs. “They’re both bad. I think in my case, I know I didn’t do anything to alter..." February 11
In case there was any doubt, Doug Melvin just said it: Jim Henderson is still the closer. #Brewers
CBSSports.com "The Brewers have agreed to sign right-hander Francisco Rodriguez to a one-year contract, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com has confirmed. Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish first reported the agreement. The deal is worth $3.25 million with another $550,000 in incentives. K-Rod, 32, has now signed a..." February 08
Now hearing that K-Rod is making significant progress toward a deal with #brewers.
SI.com "Former NBA All-Star Tracy McGrady confirmed his intentions to play baseball, saying to Yahoo! Sports’ Tim Brown that the attempt is “not a gimmick.” McGrady retired from the NBA in August and it has been reported that he can throw a 90 MPH fastball. The Sugar Land Skeeters of the Atlantic..." February 05
Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The dirt road that Texas Rangers scouts and officials navigated to reach the home of coveted prospect Jairo Beras has been altered by progress the past few years. An overpass, part of the major road improvements designed to make a tourist’s two-hour commute from Las Americas International..." February 05
Hardball Talk "Brewers broadcaster Bob Uecker is one of the absolute best in the business. You don’t keep that job when you’re pushing 80 unless you are. But it’s also a hard job as far as travel and grind goes, and that grind doesn’t wear so well on an 80 year-old either. Uecker knows this and told Newsradio..." January 30
Vinnie Catricala, #Mariners Minor League Player of the Year in 2011, has told Brewers he's retiring. Picked up from A's in Rule 5 MILB Draft
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Courtesy of Joel Sherman of the New York Post and MLB Network, we have the details of the new four-year contract the Brewers gave free-agent pitcher Matt Garza that is worth a minimum of $50 million and possibly $67 million over five years. Garza, 30, will receive salaries of $12.5 million in..." January 28
Source: Free-agent IF Yuniesky Betancourt has reached agreement with Japan’s Orix Buffaloes.
The Brewers have signed minor league free agent Pete Orr.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "In the midst of his first large-scale public appearance in Milwaukee since his 65-game suspension last season, Ryan Braun remained upbeat and apologetic in addressing the media prior to 'Brewers On Deck' at the Wisconsin Center on Sunday morning. "I’m excited to be back," said Braun, dressed in..." January 27
Mark Attanasio opens by announcing the team has come to agreement with Matt Garza.
Tom Gorzelanny (shoulder surgery) has yet to begin a throwing program but is targeting Opening Day to be 100pct.
Garza, #Brewers still appear on track to complete deal. Continue to work on language in contract. Not clear if related to physical.
The Brewers have signed minor lg FAs Joe Thurston & Jeremy Hermida
MLB.com "He was close on Thursday, but Matt Garza was not a Brewer just yet. On Thursday evening the team took the rare step of releasing a statement to respond to reports, including from Ken Rosenthal of MLB Network and FOXSports.com, that the sides were in agreement on a four-year, $52 million..." January 25
MLB.com "Right-hander Jimmy Nelson is baseball's 83rd-best prospect and the only Brewers player to crack MLB.com's Top 100 Prospects list, which was unveiled Thursday in an MLB Network special. It's the second straight year that the Brewers have had one representative in MLB.com's Top 100. Last year,..." January 24
Hardball Talk "Now that Masahiro Tanaka is off the market the other starting pitching dominoes can begin falling and Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that the Brewers have agreed to a four-year, $52 million contract with right-hander Matt Garza. That’s quite a bit less than most projections pegged Garza..." January 23
#Brewers say despite media reports they have no deal yet with Matt Garza. They say negotiations are "ongoing."
CBSSports.com "By 2015, all 30 MLB ballparks must have either handheld or walk-through metal detectors in place, the league has informed teams. "This procedure, which results from MLB's continuing work with the Department of Homeland Security to standardize security practices across the game, will be in..." January 21
The #Brewers have signed 1B Lyle Overbay to a minor-league contract with an invitation to Major League camp.
#Brewers avoid arbitration with RHP Marco Estrada at $3.325 M and 1B Juan Francisco at $1.35 M. Both have additional performance bonuses.
Source: Reynolds agreement with #Brewers, when completed, will be a minor-league deal.
#Brewers are making a push for mark reynolds, and he's leaning toward signing with them. Makes sense. Milw has 1B opening.
ESPN.com "A few months ago, even a few weeks ago, it looked as if the final details of baseball's bold new replay world were going to be dropped into place at the January owners meetings. Uh, not so fast. One slight problem: MLB still hasn't cut a deal with either the players' or umpires' unions. Not..." January 15
MLB Trade Rumors "The Brewers have agreed to a minor league deal with lefty Zach Duke, reports MLB.com's Adam McCalvy (via Twitter). The deal includes a Spring Training invitation. Duke, 30, struggled early last year with the Nationals, posting a 8.71 ERA in his first 20 2/3 innings. But the southpaw turned..." January 15
CBSSports.com "In each of the last two seasons, we've watched an all-time great walk away from baseball. In 2012 it was Chipper Jones, and last year it was Mariano Rivera. Both players were honored in each road ballpark in their final seasons and received gifts from the other clubs. Commissioner Bud Selig,..." January 14
OF Greg Golson, a first-round draft pick with Philadelphia in 2004, has signed minor league contract with #Brewers.
New York Post "First-year candidate Greg Maddux is not going to be a unanimous selection to the Baseball Hall of Fame on Wednesday, but he could be on target, like one of his perfectly placed fastballs, to wind up with the highest percentage of votes in history. Sure, the Hall of Fame continues to be the Hall..." January 08
Brew Crew Ball "If you're wondering why teams bring young pitchers along slowly, here's a pretty telling cautionary tale. There's a saying around baseball, often abbreviated as TINSTAAPP: "There is no such thing as a pitching prospect." So many things can happen to a young pitcher before they reach the majors,..." January 07