Brewers Rumors & News

  • Aramis Ramirez likely to retire following 2015 season

    Bucs Dugout "As SuperBaes already noted in the FanPosts, longtime NL Central third baseman Aramis Ramirez appears set to retire after the 2015 season. Ramirez was, of course, a Pirates product, having signed with the organization all the way back in 1994. Unfortunately, they rushed him to the big leagues,..." March 02

  • Perez not focusing on Brewers' roster, just results

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "While the signing of Francisco Rodriguez shifted roles around in the bullpen of the Milwaukee Brewers, those vying for the final spots in what is likely to be a seven-man relief corps watched as one of the few openings was suddenly gone. Earlier in his career, Chris Perez might have let that..." March 01

  • Khris Davis vows to regain patience at the plate

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "It's not unusual for a young player in his first full season in the major leagues to press at the plate and get out of the approach that made him successful in the minors. That didn't make it any easier for leftfielder Khris Davis to take when looking back at his 2014 season with the Milwaukee..." February 28

  • Brewers focused on K-Rod after Papelbon talks fizzled

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Brewers general manager Doug Melvin told me Friday the decision was made to close a deal with free-agent closer Francisco Rodriguez after ongoing talks with Philadelphia regarding closer Jonathan Papelbon hit a dead end. “We did engage them and didn’t come to a comparable deal for both sides,”..." February 28

  • Brewers, Francisco Rodriguez agree on two-year deal

    ESPN.com "Francisco Rodriguez and the Milwaukee Brewers are together again. The team agreed to terms Thursday with the free-agent reliever on a two-year contract to return to the team for a fourth time. The deal includes a club option for a third season. A source confirmed Rodriguez will make $13..." February 28

  • 2d
    Adam McCalvy @AdamMcCalvy

    Jimmy Nelson has been backed off another day because of a balky hamstring. RR continues to say it isn't serious.

  • 3d

    #Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez just told reporters this is likely last year as player.

  • 4d
    clarkspencer @clarkspencer

    K-Rod not coming to #marlins. Has agreed to go elsewhere.

  • 4d
    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    K-Rod has agreement with brewers 2-yr deal

  • Brewers being rewarded for their faith in Carlos Gomez

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Carlos Gomez was only 24 when he first suited up for the Milwaukee Brewers in 2010. Yet critics already had labeled the speedy centerfielder a hopeless case offensively, lacking the plate discipline necessary to take full advantage of his many talents. Gomez had been an underachiever in his..." February 25

  • Ryan Braun expects to be 'one of the best' again

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Ryan Braun expects to be "one of the best players in the league" again in 2015, assuming his right thumb remains healthy. That's a big "if," of course, considering the Brewers' rightfielder has been plagued by the thumb issue for nearly two seasons. Braun had a cryotherapy procedure performed..." February 25

  • Brewers' Gennett aims not to be left out at second base

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "There may not be anybody at the Milwaukee Brewers training complex more excited about the 2015 season than second baseman Scooter Gennett. One of the first position players to report to camp, the 24-year-old doesn't hide his love for the game or his enthusiasm for what lies ahead. "It's great..." February 24

  • Brewers, Marlins continue talking to K-Rod; deal should come soon

    CBSSports.com "The Brewers and Marlins are continuing to talk to veteran free-agent closer Francisco Rodriguez, and he is expected to have a deal soon. Milwaukee hasn't named its closer, and K-Rod had a nice year for the Brewers in 2014, saving 44 games, posting his career best 0.985 WHIP and making his fifth..." February 24

  • Gomez seeking more

    MLB.com "Carlos Gomez, Khris Davis and Gerardo Parra all reported to camp Monday morning, two days before position players are required to show. Gomez held court and said he's still not satisfied, despite batting a career-best .284 for the second straight season and posting a career-high .356 on-base..." February 23

  • Nelson hopes to continue record of sophomore-year success with Brewers

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "To a lot of people, it may seem like Jimmy Nelson is replacing Yovani Gallardo in Milwaukee's starting rotation. Brewers manager Ron Roenicke is not one of those people. "He's not replacing Yo," Roenicke said of the right-handed Nelson. "We all are. Nelson is a guy we're going with that we..." February 23

  • 7d
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #Brewers owner Mark Attanasio talking with K-Rod’s agent, Scott Boras, about signing the free-agent reliever.

  • 7d

    #Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said reliever Rob Wooten, who pitched in shorter spurts last season,volunteered to stretch out to long relief.

  • 7d
    Adam McCalvy @AdamMcCalvy

    #Brewers may be considering stretching out Tyler Thornburg to start. RR wouldn't say for sure since he hadn't spoken with the player.

  • 9d
    Todd Rosiak @Todd_Rosiak

    Johnny Hellweg, 9 1/2 months removed from TJ surgery, should be pitching in games by end of camp.

  • 9d
    Adam McCalvy @AdamMcCalvy

    Michael Blazek will stretch out as a starter this spring. He's another "sixth starter" candidate with Jungmann for #Brewers.

  • 12d
    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    K-Rod is seeking $10 million contract but with #Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen out 8-12 weeks after foot surgery, LA could be nice fit.

  • 16d

    #Brewers prospect Clint Coulter, making transition from C to RF, is in Arizona working every day on that switch. Coaches like what they see.

  • 16d
    Adam McCalvy @AdamMcCalvy

    #Brewers have signed RHP David Herndon to a MiLB deal. No big league camp invite, but a good comeback story. Will be on the site soon.

  • Francisco Rodriguez is holding out for a two-year contract

    Hardball Talk "Francisco Rodriguez remaining unsigned late in an offseason is nothing new, but this time around the longtime closer is still on the market because he’s holding out for a two-year offer from someone. That’s according to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com, who also says re-signing with the Brewers..." February 12

  • 18d
    Jim Bowden @JimBowden_ESPN

    According to a club source the #Mariners have agreed to terms with Rickie Weeks on 1yr Major League deal at approx $2m w/ $2m inc..LF/RF/2B

  • Jonathan Lucroy out 4-6 weeks with hamstring strain

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The Milwaukee Brewers didn’t make it to spring training before suffering their first significant injury of 2015. The team announced Wednesday morning that catcher Jonathan Lucroy, one of the mainstays of the club, is expected to be sidelined four to six weeks with a mild strain of his right..." February 11

  • 'Jimmy's time': Brewers, Nelson feel pitcher is ready for rotation

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "James Shields isn't walking through the door. A surprise trade for Jordan Zimmermann is highly unlikely. Milwaukee's decision to trade Yovani Gallardo wasn't a precursor to a bigger splash. Instead, it gave the Brewers financial flexibility while providing a young pitcher an..." February 10

  • Brewers Sign Chris Perez To Minor League Deal

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Brewers announced that they have signed right-hander Chris Perez to a minor league contract with an invitation to big league Spring Training. Perez, formerly the closer for the Indians, will compete for a spot in the Milwaukee bullpen. The 29-year-old Perez spent the 2014 season with the..." February 05

  • Papelbon still on table for Milwaukee, but there's gap over player return

    CBSSports.com "The Brewers and Phillies are still considering a deal involving star closer Jonathan Papelbon, though there appears to be a bit of work yet to do. Milwaukee is said to be the favorite to land Papelbon, but one person suggested early Wednesday the sides may be in a bit of a “holding pattern.”..." February 04

  • 29d
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #Padres have discussed #Brewers’ Sardinas as option at SS. Preller had Sardinas in TEX. No recent talks between clubs, however.

  • Brewers say “not much has happened lately” in trade talks for Jonathan Papelbon

    Hardball Talk "The Brewers finalized a one-year, $3 million contract with veteran left-handed reliever Neal Cotts on Friday, but they are still in the market for a closer. Jonathan Broxton currently projects to be the team’s closer for 2015, but Brewers assistant general manager Gord Ash told Adam McCalvy of..." January 31

  • Brewers reach agreement with Neal Cotts

    The Score "The Milwaukee Brewers appear to have found a replacement for departed left-hander Zach Duke, as the club reached an agreement Thursday with veteran reliever Neal Cotts, a source told Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Terms of the agreement were not immediately available, but..." January 29

  • 32d

    I get impression #Brewers would like to find way to do problematic Papelbon trade. If that fails, fall-back position likely is K-Rod.

  • Phillies Still Talking to Brewers, Jays about Pap

    MLB Blogs "The Phillies are still talking to the Brewers and Blue Jays about a Jonathan Papelbon trade. Two sources said this evening that talks are alive, although the seriousness of those discussions is unclear. Yahoo! Sports first reported Friday that the Phillies and Brewers were in serious..." January 27

  • Healthy Thornburg hopes to reclaim spot in Brewers' bullpen

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "As the Brewers weigh relief options on the free-agent market, Tyler Thornburg is hoping to reclaim a spot in Milwaukee's bullpen. Thornburg is fully recovered from an injury to his ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow that caused him to miss the final four months of last season. The..." January 26

  • Unable to land Papelbon, Brewers look to re-sign K-Rod

    Sporting News "Francisco Rodriguez recorded 44 saves for the Brewers last year, but it had appeared the team was going to move on from its closer. Milwaukee tried to acquire Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon, but that deal has reportedly fallen through. So the Brewers have once again turned their attention to..." January 26

  • Ryan Braun says his thumb feels 'significantly better'

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "Brewers right fielder Ryan Braun, who underwent a thumb procedure last October, said his thumb feels "significantly better" than at this time last year, reports the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Braun was plagued throughout last season by a nerve issue at the base of his thumb, the paper..." January 25

  • 35d
    Todd Rosiak @Todd_Rosiak

    Thornburg is already throwing bullpens, and by virtue of that he will have a cushion in terms of prep when spring training begins.

  • 35d
    Adam McCalvy @AdamMcCalvy

    Jim Henderson update: Began throwing off a mound last week; first true bullpen sessions coming this week. Hopes to be 100% by Opening Day.

  • All quiet on Jonathan Papelbon trade front

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Last year at “Brewers On Deck,” team principal owner Mark Attanasio stepped to a microphone and drew raucous applause from fans by announcing Milwaukee’s stunning four-year, $50 million free-agent deal with starting pitcher Matt Garza. Those hoping for another big announcement Sunday involving..." January 25

  • 37d
    Jayson Stark @jaysonst

    Last remaining obstacle to trade sending Papelbon to #Brewers is working out how much $ #Phillies would pay if Papelbon's option vests

  • 38d
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Source: #BlueJays’ interest in Papelbon very limited. Like #Brewers, they are on his no-trade list.

  • 38d
    Jeff Passan @JeffPassan

    Sources: Milwaukee in serious discussions with Phillies to acquire Jonathan Papelbon. Unclear if Brewers are on Papelbon's no-trade list.

  • 40d
    Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

    Dontrelle Willis has agreed on a minor league deal with #brewers. Includes invite to big league camp.

  • Brewers GM Doug Melvin doesn’t expect to pursue James Shields

    Hardball Talk "When news surfaced that Yovani Gallardo was being traded to the Rangers, many speculated that this move would set the stage for the Brewers to make a run at free agent right-hander James Shields. However, it sounds like they have other plans. According to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee..." January 20

  • 41d
    Jeff Passan @JeffPassan

    Source: Yovani Gallardo to Rangers deal is done. Brewers get back IF Luis Sardinas, RP Corey Knebel and 18-year-old RHP Marcos Diplan.

  • Yovani Gallardo trade puts Brewers in position to pursue James Shields

    CBSSports.com "After a day of haggling and medical reviews, the Brewers and Rangers have finalized a trade sending right-hander Yovani Gallardo to Texas. In return, Milwaukee is receiving three good but not great prospects. Believe it or not, the 28-year-old Gallardo is the Brewers' all-time leader in..." January 19

  • Yovani Gallardo trade talk swirls, but no confirmation yet

    Lone Star Ball "No announcement is expected today in regards to a Yovani Gallardo to Texas trade Texas Rangers rumors: Yovani Gallardo may be getting dealt to Texas, but there's been no confirmation yet, and there's a lot of mystery surrounding the situation. Here's what we know so far... Ken Rosenthal..." January 19

  • 42d
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    #Rangers on verge of trading for #Brewers’ Yovani Gallardo, sources tell me and @jonmorosi.

  • 44d
    Mike Perchick @TheREALPerchick

    BREAKING: #Brewers and OF Gerardo Parra settle at $6.3275 million plus long list of incentives. Coming up in next tweet

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