Brewers Rumors & News

  • Brewers recall top prospect Lewis Brinson

    Fanrag Sports "The Milwaukee Brewers have recalled top prospect Lewis Brinson, sources tell FanRag Sports. Brinson was removed in favor of a pinch-hitter in the first inning of his game with Triple-A Colorado Springs on Tuesday night, which sparked trade speculation. Rather than being a part of a trade..." July 26

  • Tigers, Brewers reportedly talking trade involving both Ian Kinsler, Justin Wilson

    Larry Brown Sports "The Milwaukee Brewers may have the Detroit Tigers to shout out if they hang on to win the National League Central. According to a report by Jon Morosi of MLB Network on Tuesday, the two teams are having discussions on a trade involving Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler as well as Tigers closer..." July 26

  • Brewers, White Sox Discussing Anthony Swarzak Trade

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Brewers and White Sox are in talks about a trade that would send right-hander Anthony Swarzak from Chicago to Milwaukee, reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (via Twitter). After signing a minor league deal with a $900K base salary this offseason, the 31-year-old Swarzak has broken out with..." July 25

  • Some GMs like to deal with each other -- and some don't

    ESPN "Every baseball executive understood by mid-June that Washington general manager Mike Rizzo needed bullpen help -- again -- to help plug the gap at closer. But Rizzo’s choices were far less than perfect, certainly less attractive than in 2016 when he talked about deals involving Aroldis Chapman and..." July 25

  • Brewers Reportedly 'Fading' in Talks for Sonny Gray

    Bleacher Report "The Milwaukee Brewers may be falling out of the Sonny Gray sweepstakes, with MLB Network's Ken Rosenthal reporting the Brewers are "fading" in their pursuit of the Oakland Athletics ace. After the Chicago White Sox dealt Jose Quintana to the Chicago Cubs, Gray is arguably the best starting..." July 25

  • Brewers interested in Blue Jays reliever Joe Smith

    Sportsnet "With the Toronto Blue Jays 6.5 games back in the American League wild-card race and the MLB’s non-waiver trade deadline mere days away, the rumour mill continues to churn. According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the Milwaukee Brewers have shown interest in Blue Jays reliever Joe..." July 25

  • Brewers sell Michael Choice’s contract to the Nexen Heroes

    Hardball Talk "The Brewers offloaded outfielder Michael Choice’s contract to the Nexen Heroes of the Korea Baseball Organization, per a team announcement on Friday. Choice signed a minor league deal with the Brewers in early May, but did not earn a major league stint in 11 weeks with the team. It’s been two..." July 22

  • Crew options scuffling Broxton to Triple-A "Keon Broxton found a fix in the Minor Leagues last season that propelled him to a strong finish. The Brewers are hoping history repeats itself. Mired in a 3-for-50 (.060) slump, the super-streaky center fielder was optioned to Triple-A Colorado Springs on Saturday to clear a roster spot for..." July 22

  • Brewers reportedly looking into adding Tigers' Ian Kinsler

    CBS Sports "The Milwaukee Brewers entered the weekend with a 52-47 record, a game ahead of the Chicago Cubs and two up on the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Brewers have been fading lately, losing six in a row. Yet that isn't stopping Milwaukee's front office from pursuing potential upgrades. Take Buster Olney's..." July 22

  • Brewers aggressively pursuing Justin Wilson

    Larry Brown Sports "The Milwaukee Brewers seem to have zeroed in on their new bullpen messiah. Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY Sports reports on Friday that the Brewers are “aggressive” in trade talks with the Detroit Tigers for closer Justin Wilson. The 29-year-old lefty Wilson has a 2.75 ERA with 10 saves in 12..." July 22

  • Brewers' front office still actively monitoring trade market

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "While some fans are already jumping off the bandwagon in the wake of the Milwaukee Brewers' five-game losing streak, the front office is still looking at ways to improve the team. "We believe in these guys and we’re still in first place," said vice president and assistant general manager Matt..." July 21

  • Brewers reportedly monitoring Tigers' Verlander

    CBS Sports "The Brewers have seen their lead in the NL Central whittled down since the break, and that has increased the pressure on the Milwaukee front office to fortify the roster leading up to the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. Even with Chase Anderson slowly working his way back from injury, the..." July 20

  • Brewers lose Stephen Vogt for at least a month

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The catching depth that the Milwaukee Brewers have worked to build up this season is now going to be put to the test. An MRI taken Tuesday revealed Stephen Vogt suffered a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee and will miss at least a month. The Brewers placed Vogt on the..." July 19

  • Brewers Have Been Most Aggressive In Pursuit Of Sonny Gray

    Real GM Baseball "Sonny Gray remains one of the hottest names on the trade market and the Milwaukee Brewers "may be the most aggressive" in pursuit of the starter, according to a report. The Kansas City Royals, among several other teams, have also been linked to Gray." July 18

  • Likely destinations for all the top stars on the block

    USA Today "The Cleveland Indians witnessed it first-hand over the weekend, and would love to stuff him in their overhead compartment Wednesday afternoon when they fly home from the Bay Area after a week-long stay. The Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers can line up their playoff rotations now, with a..." July 18

  • Rare home plate collision forces Brewers' Stephen Vogt out of the game with an injury

    CBS Sports "Pirates pitcher Chad Kuhl ran over Brewers catcher Stephen Vogt in a play at the plate Monday night, knocking the catcher from the game. Kuhl was trying to score on Francisco Cervelli's fifth inning single. Kuhl and Vogt collided up high, and Vogt also had his left leg bend back. Vogt exited..." July 18

  • Command issues plaguing Brewers' Zach Davies

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Zach Davies was a conflicted man on Friday night. The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Philadelphia Phillies, 9-6, and he'd won his fourth consecutive start and 11th overall to set a new career high. But he wasn't especially impressive in doing so. The right-hander scuffled badly with his command,..." July 16

  • Brewers could land Sonny Gray

    Larry Brown Sports "The market for Sonny Gray is heating up, but one dark horse team may be lurking in the shadows. Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, one of the most plugged-in reporters in the business, says on Friday that the Milwaukee Brewers could land the Oakland A’s righty. Heyman appears to base his conjecture..." July 15

  • Brewers GM: Countering Cubs' trade for Quintana 'a little bit dangerous' "Milwaukee holds a 5 1/2-game lead over the Cubs and Cardinals in the NL Central, seeking to get to the postseason for the first time since 2011. Will the Cubs' acquisition of Quintana prompt Stearns to make a big move of his own? "I think that can be a little bit dangerous," Stearns said..." July 14

  • Yankees trade reliever Tyler Webb to the Brewers

    Hardball Talk "Ken Rosenthal reports that the New York Yankees have traded reliever Tyler Webb to the Milwaukee Brewers. Webb, a lefty who will turn 27 next week, has pitched seven games for the Yankees since being called up in late June. He’s struck out five batters and walked four in six innings. He was a..." July 13

  • 2017 World Series Odds for Every MLB Team at the All-Star Break

    Bleacher Report "As MLB takes an All-Star-break breather, a clear crop of World Series contenders has surfaced above a crowd of playoff candidates. Even if the entire American League stays alive well past the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, one distinct favorite hovers a step over three other potent title..." July 12

  • MLB commissioner Rob Manfred reveals the league may expand to these three cities

    New York Daily News "Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred is considering making the big leagues even bigger. While taking questions at Monday's FanFest, Manfred discussed the idea of possible expansion in the league's future. He mentioned three cities that could someday find themselves with an MLB..." July 11

  • Cubs' Epstein: First-place Brewers are 'legit'

    Chicago Tribune "Theo Epstein sounded a little perturbed Thursday morning when meeting with the media in the Cubs dugout at Wrigley Field. A TV cameraman inadvertently was sticking a microphone extension into his leg during the scrum and reporters were pestering him for information on how he was going to fix..." July 07

  • Brewers have begun background work on Quintana, Gray

    NESN "The Major League Baseball trading season is about to begin, and one team reportedly open to making a big splash might surprise you. The Milwaukee Brewers are one of baseball’s biggest surprises this season, and the Brew Crew looks like it will be a buyer as the July 31 deadline approaches. MLB..." July 07

  • Ryan Braun says Brewers think they are ‘for real’

    Larry Brown Sports "The Milwaukee Brewers are 48-40 with a comfortable lead atop the NL Central, and it’s giving them a bit of a spring in their step. After the team’s 11-2 victory over the defending champion Chicago Cubs on Thursday, outfielder Ryan Braun said that the Brewers think they are “for real,” per..." July 07

  • How Much Extra Money Did the Cubs Make by Screwing the Brewers Into Rescheduling for Today?

    The Big Lead "The Brewers drubbed the Cubs today at Wrigley, 11-2. Perhaps coincidentally perhaps not, the Milwaukee club was outwardly dismayed when their game against the Cubs on Saturday May, 20 was canceled and rescheduled for today, which was supposed to be an off day. On that day, it was raining at..." July 07

  • Dan Shulman leaving ESPN 'Sunday Night Baseball' broadcast, staying at network

    USA Today "Dan Shulman will step away as voice of ESPN’s "Sunday Night Baseball" at season’s end, the network confirmed late Monday night. Shulman, who has served as the play-by-play commentator for ESPN’s weekly featured MLB broadcast since 2011, broke news of his departure to Sports Illustrated in an..." July 04

  • Umpire Angel Hernandez sues MLB over discrimination, treatment by Joe Torre

    ESPN "MLB umpire Angel Hernandez is suing the league and the commissioner's office, alleging that a long-simmering personal vendetta between him and Joe Torre, as well as racial discrimination, has hindered his career advancement. In the suit filed Monday in Ohio, Hernandez claims that Torre, MLB's..." July 04

  • Travis Shaw leaves game after being hit by pitch on left hand

    ESPN "Milwaukee Brewers third baseman Travis Shaw left Monday's game against the Baltimore Orioles after being hit by a pitch on his left hand. The Brewers later announced that Shaw was removed for precautionary reasons. Shaw was hit by a pitch from Baltimore's Wade Miley in the second inning. " July 03

  • Brewers complained about Marcell Ozuna’s bat, he switched and crushed a home run

    The Sports Daily "The Brewers should be careful what they wish for. Marcell Ozuna hit a three-run dinger in the third inning of Sunday’s game, and then when he later came to bat in the eighth inning, the Brewers asked umpire Hunter Wendelstedt to check the stick. Wendelstedt ruled that the bat had too much pine..." July 03

  • Chase Anderson to miss 4-6 weeks with left oblique strain

    Hardball Talk "Brewers’ right-hander Chase Anderson is slated for a four- to six-week absence,’s Adam McCalvy reported on Saturday. Anderson was diagnosed with a left oblique strain on Wednesday after striking out swinging against the Reds’ Luis Castillo. He was placed on the 10-day disabled list on..." July 02

  • Bud Selig losing sleep over Brewers' breakout season "What a great time to be a baseball fan living in Milwaukee. Even if you're the Commissioner Emeritus. Bud Selig is losing sleep over his hometown Brewers again -- but this time in a good way. "I'm up until the last out every night, no matter where they're playing," Selig said. "It's..." July 01

  • Veteran MLB umpire Joe West hit in the head by a baseball thrown from Miller Park stands

    The Comeback "There was a delay during Friday night’s Marlins-Brewers game at Miller Park, for a very weird, scary reason. Longtime MLB umpire Joe West had the first base umpiring duties on the night, and was hit in the head by a baseball thrown from the stands in the bottom of the fourth inning. West,..." July 01

  • Brewers trade Nick Franklin to Angels

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Angels have acquired infielder/outfielder Nick Franklin from the Brewers, per a team announcement. He had been designated for assignment; the deal sends cash or a player to be named later to Milwaukee. The Halos’ plans for the versatile Franklin aren’t immediately clear, though he will be..." July 01

  • The first-place Brewers lose a major piece of their rotation to an oblique injury

    CBS Sports "On Wednesday night, the Brewers fell to the Reds by a score of 4-3 (box score), but that probably wasn't their worst loss of the night. The bad news ... Indeed, Chase Anderson in the second inning on Wednesday night suffered an oblique injury while batting and is going to be laid up for a..." June 29

  • Brewers Designate Nick Franklin, Activate Braun & Villar

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Brewers have announced that utilityman Nick Franklin has been designated for assignment. Veterans Ryan Braun and Jonathan Villar, meanwhile, were both activated from their DL stints. Franklin, 26, has not performed well for Milwaukee after coming over from the Rays in a waiver claim right..." June 27

  • Brewers claim Vogt off waivers from Athletics

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Brewers have claimed catcher Stephen Vogt off waivers from the Athletics, reports Jerry Crasnick of ESPN (on Twitter). Milwaukee was the only team to put in a claim for Vogt, tweets Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle. The 32-year-old Vogt had been in limbo since the A’s designated..." June 25

  • Corey Knebel sets modern record for consecutive appearances with a strikeout

    Hardball Talk "Brewers closer Corey Knebel set a modern major league record for relievers to start a season, as Thursday’s appearance marked his 38th consecutive appearance with a strikeout. He set down the side in order in the ninth inning, striking Josh Bell out to start the frame. Aroldis Chapman held the..." June 23

  • Trevor Shaw splitting time between Brewers, visiting baby in hospital "The easy part was the three hits and three RBIs. The hard part was getting on that airplane. Yet that is what the job required on Thursday of Brewers third baseman Travis Shaw, after his productive day at the plate fueled a 4-2 win over the Pirates at Miller Park. Shaw had spent the early..." June 23

  • Corey Knebel sets modern record for consecutive appearances with a strikeout

    Hardball Talk "Brewers closer Corey Knebel set a modern major league record for relievers to start a season, as Thursday’s appearance marked his 38th consecutive appearance with a strikeout. He set down the side in order in the ninth inning, striking Josh Bell out to start the frame. Aroldis Chapman held the..." June 22

  • Brewers sign Tom Wilhelmsen to a minor league deal

    Hardball Talk "The Brewers signed reliever Tom Wilhelmsen to a minor league contract on Tuesday,’s Adam McCalvy reports. Wilhelmsen was designated for assignment by the Diamondbacks on June 11 and officially became a free agent on Monday. Wilhelmsen put up a mediocre 4.44 ERA with a 17/12 K/BB ratio..." June 20

  • Baseball is experiencing a home run spike because the balls are juiced

    Hardball Talk "The home run rate in Major League Baseball spiked dramatically in the second half of the 2015 season and has remained on an upward trajectory every since. As a result, we are on pace to shatter the all-time single season home run record in 2017 by over 300 homers. Many people have asked why the..." June 14

  • Brewers reinstate Garza, designate former closer Feliz for assignment

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "What was expected to be a standard transaction is suddenly making waves in Milwaukee. The Milwaukee Brewers made a predictable move Wednesday afternoon, reinstating starting pitcher Matt Garza from the 10-day disabled list. Fellow starter Paolo Espino, who struggled last week in his second..." June 14

  • Brewers Designate Rob Scahill, Select Brandon Woodruff

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Brewers have designated righty Rob Scahill for assignment, per a club announcement. His roster spot will go to prospect Brandon Woodruff, who’ll make his first MLB start today. Scahill, 30, has generated quality results this year, continuing a trend in that regard. Since the start of 2015,..." June 13

  • Jonathan Villar's DL trip leads to Brewers calling up top prospect Lewis Brinson

    CBS Sports "The Brewers called up their top pitching prospect on Friday and Saturday brings their top overall prospect, center fielder Lewis Brinson. Brinson gets the call as a corresponding move to Jonathan Villar being placed on the disabled list with a lower back strain. Sure, things have mostly been..." June 11

  • Brewers call up top prospect Josh Hader, who could be their bullpen Chris Sale

    CBS Sports "The 2017 regular season is now more than two months old, and the upstart Milwaukee Brewers are currently sitting in first place in the NL Central. They come into Friday with a 32-29 record overall, one game better than the Chicago Cubs. Furthermore, their plus-26 run differential is the division's..." June 10

  • Brewers 2B Jonathan Villar carted off field with apparent back injury

    Bleacher Report "Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Jonathan Villar was forced to leave Friday's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks after laying out to catch a ball, per Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Haudricourt added that it appeared to be his back, and noted the team brought a cart out..." June 10

  • Joe Maddon’s shifts are causing fantasy baseball controversy

    New York Post "Winning a fantasy baseball championship requires a tremendous amount of work. In addition to the countless hours you spend scouting players and doing research for your draft, the in-season management it takes to keep your roster competitive requires your constant attention. You are required to..." June 07

  • Brewers acquire minor league IF Yeison Coca, complete Tyler Thornburg trade with Red Sox

    ESPN "The Brewers acquired 18-year-old infielder Yeison Coca from the Red Sox on Monday to complete last December's trade that sent reliever Tyler Thornburg to Boston. The Brewers also acquired third baseman Travis Shaw in the trade. Shaw is batting .292 with 10 home runs and leads the Brewers in..." June 05

  • Dodgers tie MLB record by striking out 26 Brewers

    Fanrag Sports "The Los Angeles Dodgers tied an MLB record on Friday night when they struck out 26 Milwaukee Brewers during the team’s 2-1 victory in 12 innings. The other three instances in MLB history all occurred during games that took 17-plus innings to complete. During the game, starting pitcher..." June 03

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