Brewers Rumors & News

  • McCutchen knocks in 3 as Pirates edge Brewers

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- Andrew McCutchen is in the midst an off year, but Thursday night, he showed that he is still a player opponents don't want to see with the game on the line. The Pittsburgh center fielder had three hits and drove in all three of the team's runs as the Pirates beat the Milwaukee..." August 26

  • Tim Tebow has ‘no shot’ of making it in baseball

    Larry Brown Sports "At least 20 MLB teams are expected to take a look at Tim Tebow’s baseball prospects at the former NFL quarterback’s workout next week, but some scouts is confident nothing will come of it. Katie Strang of spoke with three pro baseball scouts on Wednesday, and all three “expressed..." August 25

  • Brewers rally to beat Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- When Brent Suter walked off the mound Tuesday night, the last thing he expected was to celebrate his first major league victory after the game. Suter pitched a scoreless seventh inning in his home debut, and the Milwaukee Brewers still faced a two-run deficit. That all..." August 24

  • Braun's blasts help Brewers complete sweep of Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- Don't ask manager Craig Counsell to explain why his Milwaukee Brewers are so much better at home than on the road. He can't figure it out, either ... not that he's complaining, mind you. The Brewers got six strong innings from right-hander Zach Davies and two home runs from Ryan..." August 24

  • Twenty MLB teams to attend Tim Tebow's workout on Aug. 30

    ESPN "Tim Tebow is scheduled to hold a workout for Major League Baseball teams on Aug. 30 in Los Angeles, a source told ESPN's Jerry Crasnick. More than 20 MLB teams are confirmed to attend the workout, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. For almost the past year, Tebow has been training in..." August 24

  • MLB postseason schedule announced "Major League Baseball announced its 2016 postseason schedule on Tuesday, opening with the American League Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser on TBS on Tuesday, Oct. 4, and followed by the National League equivalent on ESPN one night later. The 112th World Series on FOX will begin on Tuesday,..." August 23

  • Tim Tebow to hold workout for MLB teams Aug. 30

    SI "Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow will hold a workout for prospective Major League Baseball teams on Aug. 30 in Los Angeles, reports's Jerry Crasnick. Tebow, who last played baseball in high school in 2005, announced earlier this month that he was planning on pursuing a professional..." August 23

  • Hernandez pitches Mariners to win over Brewers

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- In the weeks leading up to the trade deadline, Seattle manager Scott Servais liked to joke that his Mariners were about to make the most important acquisition of any team by adding Felix Hernandez to the rotation. It's starting to look like no joke. In his seventh start..." August 21

  • Brewers' Chase Anderson: Returns in relief role

    CBS Sports "Anderson (quad) gave up two runs on three hits and one walk while striking out two over two innings out of the bullpen on Friday." August 21

  • Suter will move to bullpen duty

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "It was not one and done for left-hander Brent Suter. Suter, who made his major-league debut Friday night as a starter against Seattle, was told Saturday to be ready to work out of the bullpen beginning Monday. “I didn't know what to expect,” Suter said. “I’m willing to help out any way I..." August 21

  • Brewers end 6-game skid with late rally at Seattle

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell was spending his 46th birthday much as he spent most of the 2016 baseball season -- that is, watching his Brewers stumble toward another disappointing finish. Trailing by five runs after five innings and by three going into the ninth, the Brewers..." August 21

  • Mariners hold off Brewers for 7-6 win

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- The Seattle Mariners had been rolling through August, due in part to the success of their new closer, and the Milwaukee Brewers have already wrapped a bow on their season. So when Seattle opened a 7-4 lead into the ninth inning on Friday night, with rookie flame-thrower Edwin Diaz..." August 20

  • Brewers start left-hander for 1st time since 2013

    The Score "When Brent Suter made his major-league debut Friday against the Seattle Mariners, the 26-year-old did something no Milwaukee Brewers starter has done since 2013: pitch left-handed." August 20

  • Cubs' Lester rides early lead to 13th victory

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Jon Lester said he appreciated receiving a five-run cushion after one inning Wednesday. The Chicago Cubs left-hander just wished he had a little better command after his teammates gift-wrapped the big lead en route to a 6-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers. "It seemed like..." August 18

  • Bryant's big performance fuels Cubs' latest win

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs count on big games from Kris Bryant but Thursday's performance went far beyond typical expectations. The third baseman went 5-for-5 with two home runs, five RBIs and four runs scored to help secure a four-game sweep with a 9-6 victory over the Milwaukee..." August 18

  • Rob Manfred wants a pitch clock in MLB in 2017

    The Comeback "In an effort to find ways to speed up the game of baseball, Commissioner Rob Manfred has openly discussed the possibility of adding a pitch clock to Major League Baseball. Manfred is no stranger to discussing innovative ways to improve the game he now sees over. Manfred has brought on the idea..." August 18

  • Hammel helps Cubs complete doubleheader sweep of Brewers

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- It was a painful Tuesday for the Milwaukee Brewers. The Brewers not only dropped both ends of a doubleheader to the Chicago Cubs, but starting pitcher Chase Anderson and left fielder Ryan Braun were injured in the second game and were forced to depart. Cubs right-hander..." August 17

  • The honeymoon phase is over for the new-school general managers

    MLB Daily Dish "Every year at certain points of the season, Mike Bates runs a GM confidence poll in which fans of every major league team are asked—in very simple terms—how confident they are in their favorite team’s front office. The 2016 midseason results just went up, and finding trends has become the new..." August 17

  • Ryan Braun strained his knee and sprained his ankle

    Hardball Talk "Never play hard, kids. It can only lead to bad things. Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun‘s suffered a left knee strain and a sprained ankle when he slid into the wall down the left field line at Wrigley Field while trying to get to a foul ball. He was able to walk off under his own power..." August 17

  • Rob Manfred: Baseball is changing quicker than ever

    ESPN "Baseball is the greatest game in the world. If you need proof, look no further than the fact that baseball, like no other sport, has an amazing capacity to spark genuine and even heated debate. Baseball fans and media like nothing more than to talk about what is good and bad about the game. The..." August 17

  • Reds use eight-run frame to knock off Brewers

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- Baseball is considered by some to be a slow, plodding and often boring affair, but a game sure can change direction in a hurry. The Cincinnati Reds proved that point Saturday, using an eight-run sixth inning to quickly turn a tight contest into a rout -- and still had to hold on..." August 14

  • Manny Piña seeks to make most of his chance

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Right place, right time. Manny Piña has been looking for that scenario since first signing a professional contract with Texas in 2004. The journeyman catcher has played with four other organizations since, mostly in the minors, but is finally getting a long-awaited opportunity with the..." August 14

  • Braun homers twice as Brewers trip up Reds

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- Since Ryan Braun first made his big league debut in 2007, he has always been well-protected in the Milwaukee lineup. But while that changed this year when Jonathan Lucroy was traded at the deadline to Texas, Braun has been swinging the bat as well as any point in his career...." August 14

  • Reds open series with win in Milwaukee

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- Homer Bailey looked very little like a pitcher making just his third start since returning from Tommy John surgery Friday night at Milwaukee. Bailey struck out 11, one off his career-high, and scattered three hits and a walk over six scoreless innings of work while the..." August 13

  • Carter's 3-run shot carries Brewers past Braves

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- Save for one 15-run outburst last weekend at Arizona, offense has been hard to come by for the Milwaukee Brewers since they traded All-Star catcher Jonathan Lucroy before the deadline 10 days ago. On Wednesday night, though, Chris Carter gave the Brewers all the offense they..." August 11

  • Three homers help Brewers beat Braves

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- After struggling to generate offense for more than a week, the Milwaukee Brewers snapped out of their funk Thursday afternoon and made history in the process. The Brewers became just the eighth team in baseball's expansion era to score in every inning, en route to a 11-3 romp..." August 11

  • Jenkins silences Brewers in Braves' victory

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- The way Tyrell Jenkins was pitching, the last thing the Atlanta Braves -- themselves on a bit of a good run -- wanted Tuesday night was to send him home with a loss. It took a little while, but they finally found a way. Jenkins allowed just one run over six solid innings,..." August 10

  • Braves edge Brewers on 12th-inning sac fly

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- As far as highlights go, there's nothing glamorous about a sacrifice fly but when it comes on the road with the bases loaded in the 12th inning -- as Gordon Beckham did Monday night in Milwaukee -- it's about as beautiful a play one will see in baseball. "It is easier said than..." August 09

  • Braun collects two HRs, seven RBIs in Brewers' win

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Milwaukee left fielder Ryan Braun is booed every time he is announced at Chase Field. He added to the animosity Saturday. Braun hit a pair of three-run homers and tied a franchise record with seven RBIs, and Keon Broxton had five hits in the Brewers' 15-6 victory over the Arizona..." August 07

  • Hernan Perez surprising by stealing bases

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Hernan Perez is the gift that keeps on giving to the Milwaukee Brewers. In addition to being the team’s Swiss Army knife in the field and its new de facto cleanup hitter, Perez has become a real threat on the basepaths. Heading into Saturday's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase..." August 07

  • Lamb, Diamondbacks pound Brewers

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- A sore thumb caused Arizona third baseman Jake Lamb to miss three of four games at Milwaukee two weeks ago, but there was nothing the Brewers could do about him Sunday. Lamb had three hits including a tie-breaking two-run homer and Phil Gosselin also homered in a five-run fifth..." August 07

  • Diamondbacks prevail in 11 on walk-off walk

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Welington Castillo drove a pitch to the gap in right-center field in his only other career walkoff plate appearance, two years ago at Wrigley Field. This time, walkoff summed it up nicely. Castillo walked with the bases loaded and one out in the last of the 11th inning to force in..." August 06

  • Jonathan Lucroy talks vetoing Cleveland; says he was "traded to a winner"

    ABC News "When you're traded, you're never sure what to expect. I'd never been dealt before, so this was a new experience for me. After our game on Saturday, against the Pirates, I was called into an office. Something was going down. The general manager, David Stearns, told me I'd been traded. David said..." August 05

  • Davies, Brewers bullpen quiet Padres

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Zach Davies felt his confidence grow as Tuesday night's game at Petco Park progressed, even though he knew he wasn't going all the way. "It's easy to be confident when you see the game unfold like that," the Milwaukee right-hander said after the Brewers posted a 3-2 win over the..." August 03

  • Blash hits first homer in Padres' rout of Brewers

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- There are some milestones that a major league player never forgets. For example, the first home run. San Diego right fielder Jabari Blash hit his first homer Wednesday afternoon bear the end of the Padres' 12-3 romp over the Milwaukee Brewers at Petco Park. Or the..." August 03

  • Five-run inning carries Padres past Brewers

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Travis Jankowski never got the ball out of the infield Monday night. Even so, San Diego manager Andy Green credited the center fielder for being the key to the Padres' 7-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers at Petco Park. Jankowski reached base all five times he came to the..." August 02

  • Top prospect Orlando Arcia to join Brewers Tuesday

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The time is now for Orlando Arcia. The Milwaukee Brewers announced following their 7-3 loss to the San Diego Padres at Petco Park that Arcia, their top prospect, will be recalled from Class AAA Colorado Springs on Tuesday and become their primary starter at shortstop. Jonathan Villar, who's..." August 02

  • Jonathan Lucroy headed for the Texas Rangers

    Fox 6 Now "MLB on FOX reporter Ken Rosenthal says a source has indicated Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy is headed to the Texas Rangers." August 01

  • Brewers reportedly trade Jonathan Lucroy and Jeremy Jeffress to Rangers

    SB Nation "For the second time in three days, the Milwaukee Brewers have a reported agreement to trade All-Star catcher Jonathan Lucroy. This time it's with the Texas Rangers, according to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal. The deal reportedly does not include a contract extension. The Rangers are also getting..." August 01

  • Giants Acquire Will Smith

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Giants acquired left-handed reliever Will Smith from the Brewers, tweets Yahoo’s Jeff Passan. The Brewers will receive minor league pitcher Phil Bickford and catcher Andrew Susac, tweets Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports." August 01

  • Mystery team joins Rangers in Lucroy sweepstakes

    The Score "Jonathan Lucroy is widely expected to have a new home by Monday's 4 p.m. ET deadline. Where that home will be isn't clear just yet. The Texas Rangers, who reportedly emerged as the frontrunners for the two-time All-Star's services after Sunday's trade to the Cleveland Indians fell through,..." August 01

  • Gimenez hopes to laugh at Lucroy after Indians win World Series

    The Score "When Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy decided to exercise the partial no-trade clause in his contract to veto a trade to the Cleveland Indians Sunday, he potentially saved Chris Gimenez's job - or at least kept the veteran from losing a lot of playing time. While Gimenez is presumably..." August 01

  • Brewers reportedly agree to trade Jonathan Lucroy to Indians

    SB Nation "The Cleveland Indians made a big splash in the trade market on Saturday, reportedly reaching an agreement to acquire catcher Jonathan Lucroy from the Milwaukee Brewers, per Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. Lucroy has a no-trade clause that he will need to waive in order for the trade to be..." July 31

  • Rangers, Mets Back In Mix For Jonathan Lucroy

    MLB Trade Rumors "Jonathan Lucroy stunned fans and many in the industry when he exercised his no-trade clause and vetoed a trade from the Brewers to the Indians. There are varying reports on the reasons behind Lucroy’s decision (which are examined in further detail here), but suffice it to say, talks between the..." July 31

  • Brewers finish off sweep of Pirates

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- Even in rebuilding mode, the Milwaukee Brewers still own the Pittsburgh Pirates at Miller Park. Matt Garza allowed just one earned run in five innings and Milwaukee relievers pitched four hitless frames as the Brewers took a 4-2 decision over the Pirates on Sunday. The..." July 31

  • Jonathan Lucroy Deal Falls Apart, and it’s the Indians’ Fault

    Baseball Essential "Last night, it appeared all but assured that Milwaukee Brewers All-Star catcher Jonathan Lucroy was headed to Cleveland to provide some much-needed offensive production at the position for the Indians. Lucroy would need to waive his no-trade clause to head to join the Tribe, and as his right, the..." July 31

  • Rangers, Brewers Discussing Jonathan Lucroy; Joey Gallo “Likely” Involved

    MLB Trade Rumors "Jonathan Lucroy stunned fans and many in the industry when he exercised his no-trade clause and vetoed a trade from the Brewers to the Indians. There are varying reports on the reasons behind Lucroy’s decision (which are examined in further detail here), but suffice it to say, talks between the..." July 31

  • Brewers botched handling of Lucroy trade

    The Score "The Milwaukee Brewers have no one to blame but themselves after a proposed trade that would send Jonathan Lucroy to the Cleveland Indians fell through, former major leaguer Vernon Wells said Sunday. The rebuilding Brewers were set to receive a package of prospects in exchange for the All-Star..." July 31

  • Brewers Jonathan Lucroy vetoes trade to Indians

    SI "Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy has exercised his no-trade clause and vetoed a trade with the Cleveland Indians, reports Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, Lucroy wanted the Indians to give up its 2017 club option before he..." July 31

  • Brewers' Guerra shuts down Pirates

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- Brewers manager Craig Counsell really wanted Junior Guerra to finish the job Friday night. Guerra did, too. Instead, both had to settle for an extremely productive 8 2/3 innings as Guerra pitched Milwaukee to a 3-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Milwaukee manager..." July 30

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