Brewers Rumors & News

  • Guerra, Brewers shut down Dodgers

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- Two rookies, two completely different paths to the big leagues and two incredibly different results. That was the case Wednesday night at Miller Park, where Junior Guerra turned in the best performance of his career to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to a 7-0 victory over the Los..." June 30

  • Brewers starter Junior Guerra finds success with split-finger fastball

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Not everybody was having fun watching Junior Guerra's split-finger fastball dance around on Wednesday night. Certainly not the Los Angeles Dodgers, who managed just two hits against him over eight innings in an eventual 7-0 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers. Jonathan Lucroy had his issues with..." June 30

  • Dodgers' Urias earns first MLB victory

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- It certainly wasn't the best start of Julio Urias' short career, but it was good enough for the 19-year-old phenom to record his first major league victory. Urias went six innings, struck out six and allowed only two hits, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 6-5 victory Tuesday..." June 29

  • New bill aims to make minor leaguers exempt from OT pay

    The Comeback "Congress has introduced a bill which aims to make life a lot tougher for Minor League Baseball players. The Save America’s Pastime Act would amend the Fair Labor Standard Act to make MiLB players not subject to laws that protect hourly-rated employees. Basically, they don’t want Minor League..." June 29

  • Nationals end seven-game losing streak

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE - Washington Nationals manager Dusty Baker was in a celebratory mood Sunday afternoon after a 3-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park ended the Nationals' seven-game losing streak. "That's the biggest getaway victory we've had this year," Baker said. "It wasn't easy,..." June 26

  • Brewers send Nationals to seventh straight defeat

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- Chris Carter may not be the Milwaukee Brewers' long-term solution at first base, but he's certainly providing exactly what the team hoped for when they signed him as an unheralded free agent last fall. Carter proved his worth again Saturday, belting a three-run home run in the..." June 25

  • Brewers Sign Corey Ray

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Brewers have announced that they’ve signed fifth overall draft pick Corey Ray, an outfielder from Louisville. Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports tweets that Ray will receive $4.125MM, giving the Brewers a modest savings against the $4,382,200 slot value of the fifth overall pick. MLB.com ranked..." June 25

  • Rob Manfred said he “would not disqualify” Las Vegas to one day have a MLB team

    Hardball Talk "The NHL will soon bring an expansion team in Las Vegas, while the NFL and NBA have continued interest in the city. Major League Baseball is no different. Commissioner Rob Manfred said he “would not disqualify” Vegas one day having a major league team. In the past, Major League Baseball has been..." June 23

  • Guerra helps Brewers top A's, end four-game skid

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Milwaukee Brewers ended a discouraging road trip with an uplifting victory Wednesday at the Oakland Coliseum. Junior Guerra pitched seven strong innings, Scooter Gennett and Kirk Nieuwenhuis homered, and the Brewers ended their four-game losing streak with a 4-2..." June 22

  • Brewers reliever Chris Capuano suffers setback in rehab

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Chris Capuano knew the final step in his throwing program — facing hitters in simulated action — would be the crucial one as he prepared to return to game action. Unfortunately for the veteran lefty, that proved true in a bad way. The Milwaukee Brewers reliever experienced discomfort in his..." June 19

  • Dodgers use walk to knock off Brewers

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- With a little more than half the season remaining, the Los Angeles Dodgers believe they are ready to turn frustration into contention. Pinch hitter Yasmani Grandal walked with the bases loaded in the ninth inning to plate pinch runner Scott Van Slyke and give Los Angeles a 2-1..." June 19

  • Dodgers turn Turner's two HRs into 3-2 win

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- It was just what Justin Turner expected. Despite hitting two home runs earlier in the game, Turner believed Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell would intentionally walk two Los Angeles Dodgers batters just to pitch to him. "Just the situation of the game you set up..." June 18

  • Brewers snap three-game slide behind Villar

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- After being swept in a three-game series in San Francisco over the weekend, the Milwaukee Brewers opened a four-game set with the Los Angeles Dodgers on a high note Thursday night. Jonathan Villar hit the go-ahead home run in the ninth inning and the Brewers snapped a..." June 17

  • Mark Attanasio downplays trade rumors with Ryan Braun and Jonathan Lucroy

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "If folks thought trade rumors involving Ryan Braun and Jonathan Lucroy were heating up, Milwaukee Brewers owner Mark Attanasio splashed some cold water on them Thursday evening. “Much ado about nothing so far,” Attanasio said of the constant speculation that either Braun or Lucroy, or both,..." June 17

  • Setting odds for Ryan Braun's possible landing spots

    The Comeback "Two years ago, the idea of the Milwaukee Brewers trading Ryan Braun was ludicrous. Hell, even a year ago, trading Braun seemed like a pipe dream for Milwaukee, even as they started unloading every player with any positive value. That was mainly due to his declining production and unwieldy..." June 16

  • Giants, Cueto dominate Brewers

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- The Milwaukee Brewers never made it easy on Johnny Cueto during their seven-game losing streak to the former Cincinnati Reds ace. That all changed during win No. 8 Wednesday. Aided by a Brewers comedy of errors in the field that helped the San Francisco Giants stake..." June 15

  • Ranking the 30 teams from least likely to most likely to acquire Jose Reyes

    CBS Sports "Earlier on Wednesday, the Rockies officially cut ties with shortstop Jose Reyes by designating him for assignment. The team now has 10 days to trade, release, or waive him. Reyes has finished serving his 51-game suspension under the league's domestic violence policy, but with rookie Trevor..." June 15

  • Are You Ready For Unbearable Trade Rumor Season?

    Deadspin "Listen, can you hear it? A faint whisper grows louder. “The Cubbies could use another bat on the bench.” it says. “Why not trade for Andrew McCutchen?” That’s right, my friends, it is almost Unbearable Trade Rumor season, the time of year when baseball fans, radio callers, and hometown..." June 15

  • Ranking All 30 MLB Farm Systems, Post 2016 MLB Draft

    Bleacher Report "The 2016 MLB draft is in the books, with 1,216 players selected over the course of the 40-round, three-day event. With no clear-cut No. 1 talent in this year's class, the first round was as unpredictable as any in recent memory and a number of highly regarded prospects wound up slipping below..." June 15

  • Span's opening blast sets tone for Giants' romp

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- Shortstop Brandon Crawford called it the best start the San Francisco Giants enjoyed all season. Indeed, it would be tough to top leadoff hitter Denard Span's homer into the bay in the bottom of the first inning, which touched off an offensive ignition switch in the Giants'..." June 14

  • Brewers trade rumors: ‘Minimal’ talks on Braun going to Giants

    MLB Daily Dish "Hunter Pence has everyone talking. No, not because he suddenly ran out into a desolate back road at night, causing a driver to have to swerve out of the way and nearly have a heart attack. It’s because his torn hamstring is creating an outfield need for the Giants that may be filled by someone..." June 14

  • Trade talks don't faze Ryan Braun

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Ryan Braun wasn't surprised Monday to hear a trade rumor involving him and the San Francisco Giants. "It seems regardless of which team we're playing, that's the team I'm getting traded to," said the Milwaukee Brewers leftfielder. "We played the Angels and I was getting traded there. We..." June 14

  • Ryan Braun to San Francisco Giants?

    Digital Journal "With two months of MLB action in the books and teams starting to battle for post season position, rumors are buzzing on social media about potential trades that could reshape the landscape of baseball over the second half of the year. Several teams are looking to move big money contracts and..." June 13

  • Brewers option scuffling Peralta to Triple-A

    The Score "Wily Peralta, the longest tenured member of the Milwaukee Brewers' rotation and the club's Opening Day starter a couple months ago, was optioned to Triple-A Colorado Springs on Sunday after stumbling through another mediocre outing Saturday against the New York Mets. Peralta, who leads the..." June 12

  • Davies powers Brewers to series split with Mets

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- Another day, another gem for Zach Davies. The diminutive rookie right-hander continued his recent run of success Sunday, holding the New York Mets to one unearned run on three hits while striking out seven as the Milwaukee Brewers salvaged a series split with a 5-3 victory at..." June 12

  • Reynolds pushes Mets past Brewers in 11th

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- Matt Harvey continued his impressive turnaround but it was Matt Reynolds wearing the hero cap for the New York Mets Friday at Miller Park. Reynolds reached on a bases-loaded fielder's choice that drove in Asdrubal Cabrera with the go-ahead run, and Jeurys Familia pitched a..." June 11

  • Consistent Colon guides Mets past Brewers

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- In a starting rotation featuring four of the game's best young arms, 43-year-old Bartolo Colon has been an anchor for the New York Mets. Colon came through again Thursday, posting zeroes through his first six innings of work to lead Mets to a 5-2 victory over the Milwaukee..." June 10

  • Brewers select Louisville outfielder Corey Ray with the fifth pick

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The Milwaukee Brewers insisted they would stick with their "best player available" strategy with the fifth pick of the Major League Baseball draft Thursday evening and they meant it. With their highest pick in 11 years, the Brewers selected University of Louisville's Corey Ray, a multitalented..." June 10

  • Brewers' Anderson dominates Athletics

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- It wasn't that long ago that the Milwaukee Brewers were circling the drain in the National League Central because of a starting rotation that could barely get through five innings. Funny how quickly things can turn around. A day after Zach Davies carried a no-hitter into..." June 09

  • 2016 MLB Draft: How to watch, stream, and everything else you need to know in one place

    MLB Daily Dish "There is no greater thrill in sports than sitting quietly while a man in a suit slowly reads off a list of names over the course of several days. Fortunately for baseball fans, that time of the year has once again arrived. It will be MLB commissioner Rob Manfred in his second year at the podium..." June 09

  • Former Cubs, Brewers pitcher Ruben Quevedo dies at 37

    Sporting News "Venezuelan pitcher and former Cub and Brewer Ruben Quevedo died Tuesday at the age of 37. According to globovision.com, the cause of death was a heart attack. The Aragua Tigers of the Liga Venezolana de Béisbol Profesional (LVBP) and the Brewers expressed their sympathy on..." June 08

  • Davies, Carter lead Brewers over A's

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- Sean Manaea put forth one of the best performances of his rookie season Tuesday night but unfortunately for him, Zach Davies was just a little bit better. Davies took a no-hitter into the seventh inning and Chris Carter hit two home runs as the Milwaukee Brewers beat Manaea's..." June 07

  • Study says pitch clocks in MLB could increase risk of injury to pitchers

    Toronto Star "If Major League Baseball were to introduce a pitch clock to quicken the pace of play and shorten the length of games it would also increase the injury risk to pitchers, a McMaster University study has found. Increasing pace of play is a stated priority for MLB commissioner Rob Manfred, who in..." June 07

  • Dead money: Which players have the worst contracts in baseball?

    SI "Don’t look for Ryan Howard in the Phillies' lineup this weekend; he won’t be there. Instead, he’ll be on the bench, where manager Pete Mackanin has stationed him for what has been reported as “at least the next three games.” This is the closest the Phillies have come yet to acknowledging that..." June 06

  • Phillies power past Brewers

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- The long ball ruled the day for a Philadelphia Phillies team that entered Sunday on a 2-14 slide and ranked second to last in the majors in home runs. For the first time since Aug. 22, 2015, the Phillies hit back-to-back homers in the fifth inning courtesy of Jimmy Paredes..." June 05

  • Santana's homer lifts Brewers over Phillies

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Manager Pete Mackanin of the Philadelphia Phillies thought his team was in for a good day after the second inning. But his offense went quietly and his bullpen faltered late. Domingo Santana launched an eighth-inning, tie-breaking home run off Philadelphia's Hector Neris and..." June 04

  • Braves and Brewers make a tiny trade

    Hardball Talk "This is a pretty insignificant trade but it’s a pretty uneventful Friday morning, so who cares? The Braves have acquired lefty Jed Bradley from the Brewers for a player to be named later or cash considerations. You rarely see a one or the other in those things. I wonder which is worse? Like, if..." June 04

  • Phillies end season-worst skid with win over Brewers

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- It was "a good all-around day," Philadelphia Phillies catcher Cameron Rupp said, for him and his team. Andres Blanco hit a three-run homer and Rupp added a solo shot as the Phillies beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-3 on Friday night, snapping a season-worst seven-game losing..." June 03

  • Anderson pitches Brewers to win over Phillies

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- The Milwaukee Brewers continue to make themselves right at home in Citizens Bank Park. Chase Anderson won for just the second time in his past 10 starts, and Chris Carter and Jonathan Villar homered as the Brewers beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-1 Thursday night, their..." June 02

  • Carpenter leads 14-hit attack in Cardinals' victory

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- For the second straight game, Matt Carpenter feasted on Milwaukee Brewers' pitching. Carpenter had four hits, including a pair of RBI triples, pacing the Cardinals in a 10-3 rout of the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night at Miller Park. "When you feel good, you feel good,"..." June 01

  • Brewers claim Neil Ramirez off waivers from Cubs, source says

    MLB Daily Dish "The Brewers claimed reliever Neil Ramirez off waivers from the Cubs, according to a major-league source. Chicago had designated Ramirez for assignment more than a week ago. Ramirez, 27, posted a 4.70 ERA in 7.2 innings with the Cubs this season while walking eight batters in that span. He was..." June 01

  • Five MLB trades that make too much sense

    Sportsnaut "While trading is generally common in MLB, logic isn’t always a part of the process. Sometimes trades make very little sense. Other times, trades seem completely logical, but for whatever reason teams just don’t pull the trigger. Today, we focus on some completely logical trades that should be..." May 31

  • Here's why Ryan Braun promises to be MLB's most trade candidate

    CBS Sports "As we get ready to turn the calendars to June, the Major League Baseball rumor mill will start to churn. We already know one prominent member of the rebuilding Milwaukee Brewers will be heavily involved in rumors and ultimately will likely be traded (Jonathan Lucroy), but Ryan Braun is also a..." May 31

  • Martinez, Holliday help Cardinals blank Brewers

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- Carlos Martinez badly wanted to end May on a high note. Martinez, the St. Louis Cardinals' right-hander, had opened the season 4-0 with a 1.93 ERA. But in five May starts, he'd struggled, posting an 0-5 record and 6.84 ERA. He looked more than ready to close the book on..." May 30

  • Jonathan Lucroy's return to elite status gives Brewers a great trade chip

    CBS Sports "Coming into the 2016 season, it was no secret the Brewers would not be very good. Owner Mark Attanasio and GM David Stearns were both open about the team's status as a rebuilder and the need to take a step back so they can build for the future. Rebuilds are painful, but sometimes they're..." May 30

  • Villar, Lucroy pace Brewers past Reds

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- It's been a good year for Jonathan Lucroy, but lately, his inability to drive in runs with runners at third and two outs had been bothering him. Lucroy put those concerns to rest over the weekend, driving in nine runs including three Sunday afternoon as the Milwaukee Brewers..." May 29

  • If Ryan Braun is traded, Red Sox could be possible landing spot

    Sporting News "Milwaukee may be looking to trade outfielder Ryan Braun, and the Boston Red Sox are among the potential suitors. “He’s the hot name out there,” a National League scout told the Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo. In addition to the Red Sox, the scout mentioned the Astros, Cardinals, Phillies, Mets,..." May 29

  • Reds snap 11-game losing streak

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- It wasn't the prettiest or most traditional method of winning a baseball game, but after dropping 11 in a row, the Cincinnati Reds aren't going to complain about style points after their 7-6 comeback victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday afternoon at Miller Park. For..." May 28

  • Five MLB players who could be traded before the end of June

    Sporting News "Baseball’s non-waiver trade deadline is Aug. 1 this year, pushed back a day because July 31 falls on a Sunday. The rumors will really begin in earnest as June comes to a close, and the actual trades will start to become a frequent reality in the final week or two of July. Don’t sleep on the..." May 28

  • Brewers defeat Braves to sweep series

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- Wily Peralta continued to take baby steps toward regaining his position as the Milwaukee Brewers' No. 1 starter. Peralta contributed with his arm and his bat Thursday and helped the Brewers beat the Atlanta Braves 6-2 and sweep a series at Turner Field for the first time in their..." May 27

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