Brewers Rumors & News

  • Pirates' offense awakens as Pittsburgh beats Milwaukee, 6-3

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Hits were scarce for the Pirates in their previous two games. Friday night, they got plenty, including contributions from some of the hitters who had been struggling. Gregory Polanco had three hits, Starling Marte homered and the Pirates beat the Milwaukee Brewers, 6-3, at PNC Park. After five..." April 18

  • Cards knock off Brewers to take series

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "John Lackey struck out eight over seven innings of five-hit ball as the Cardinals knocked off the Milwaukee Brewers 4-0 before a Thursday afternoon crowd of 40,079 at Busch Stadium. The Cardinals (5-3) took two of three from the Brewers (2-7); they will close out the homestand against the Reds..." April 17

  • Brewers to place Gomez on 15-day DL after MRI reveals tear in hamstring

    The Score "The Milwaukee Brewers' outfield depth will be tested after the club received some bad news regarding Carlos Gomez's MRI on Thursday. Tests revealed a small tear in Gomez's hamstring, which will force the club to place the All-Star center fielder on the 15-day disabled list. Gomez received a..." April 17

  • Rehabbed Brewers pitcher: Angels should support Josh Hamilton

    USA Today "Milwaukee Brewers reliever Jeremy Jeffress has never met Josh Hamilton, but knows everything about him. He has never used drugs with Hamilton, but understands everything about the addiction. Jeffress, who twice has been suspended from baseball for smoking marijuana in the minor leagues, and..." April 17

  • Cards knock off Brewers, 4-2

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "After every Cardinals win, the pitchers who threw in the game line up at the top of the steps that lead from the batting cages toward the main clubhouse and welcome the victors with handshakes and hand slaps. Manager Mike Matheny walked past the relievers Wednesday night and gave them the..." April 16

  • Carlos Gomez exits game with hamstring injury

    Sporting News "Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez exited Wednesday's game against the Cardinals in St. Louis after appearing to injure himself beating out the back end of a double play in the top of the ninth inning. Gomez told reporters after the game that he felt a pull in his right hamstring about halfway..." April 16

  • Brewers' Segura appears poised for offensive resurgence

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "There were obvious questions as to how Jean Segura would respond from what was a difficult season both on and off the field in 2014. And while seven games is hardly a sample size worth jumping to conclusions over, Segura has shown positive signs of an offensive resurgence during spring training..." April 15

  • Brewers take advantage of mistakes to defeat Cardinals

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Beating St. Louis when ace Adam Wainwright is on the mound for the Cardinals feels good any time of the season. But it felt particularly nice Monday afternoon for the Milwaukee Brewers after their horrible first week of the season. Taking advantage of some uncharacteristic sloppy play by the..." April 14

  • Baseball’s new metal detectors won’t keep you safe. They’ll just make you miss a few innings.

    Washington Post "Fans attending Major League Baseball games are being greeted in a new way this year: with metal detectors at the ballparks. Touted as a counterterrorism measure, they’re nothing of the sort. They’re pure security theater: They look good without doing anything to make us safer. We’re stuck with..." April 14

  • On eve of home opener, McCutchen leads Pirates to 10-2 win against Brewers

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Andrew McCutchen isn’t sure when his left knee is going to stop bothering him. Asked what the soreness affects, McCutchen said, “Think about your knee being sore. ... You can pretty much pinpoint what could bother it.” One has to imagine that sprinting is on the list. Momentarily, at least,..." April 13

  • Brewers shut out Pirates for first victory of season

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Since they first began playing baseball, there has been one surefire way to snap a losing streak. Don't let the other team score. Young right-hander Jimmy Nelson used that simple yet foolproof formula Saturday night to put an end to Milwaukee's season-opening, four-game losing streak,..." April 12

  • 6d

    Just got word that Kintzler went on DL with nail avulsion of right middle finger. I believe that means he tore it off. Ouch.

  • Pirates top Brewers for first win of season

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The weather threw one final punch at the Pirates after three rain delays in three games in Cincinnati. Strong storms prevented them from landing here Thursday night, so off they went to Chicago before taking buses north. Granted nine uninterrupted innings in a stadium with a roof, they..." April 11

  • MLB, union prohibit players from daily fantasy games

    ESPN.com "Major League Baseball and the players' association have agreed to a deal that forbids players from playing in daily fantasy baseball games that involve a prize, but still allows them to endorse these companies. Earlier this week, at the IMG World Congress in California, commissioner Rob Manfred..." April 11

  • Rockies play long ball to sweep Brewers in Milwaukee

    Purple Row ""Pitching, defense and the three-run homer." The Rockies executed Earl Weaver's plan quite well, even if it was more pitching, defense and the RBI double, en route to opening the season with a series sweep of the Brewers in Milwaukee. It is just the second time in franchise history the Rockies..." April 09

  • MLB Has Started Issuing Warnings To Those Violating Pace-Of-Play Rules

    Deadspin.com "This offseason, MLB instituted a handful of new rules aimed at speeding up games. Less than a week into the season, the league seems to be making an effort to stay on top of the enforcement of these new rules. The new rules require batters to keep at least one foot in the batter’s box..." April 09

  • Rockies tie doubles mark, now 2-0 after victory over Brewers

    Purple Row "The Colorado Rockies won their first road series of the season today. They won only three all of last season. And also, the Rockies offense is officially scary. Putting up (only?) five runs today, the team also tied a 103-year-old record for doubles through the first two games of a season. A..." April 08

  • 9d

    No Ryan Braun for #Brewers tonight either. I figured as much with off day tomorrow. Gives him three off days and should be good Friday.

  • Former MLB pitcher Jose Capellan dies at 34

    CBSSports.com "Former major league pitcher Jose Capellan died at 34 from an apparent heart attack on Tuesday, his wife Patricia Capellan told ESPN Deportes on Wednesday. Capellan was found dead in his bed approximately around 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday in Philadelphia. Capellan's wife revealed that her husband had..." April 08

  • MRI shows no damage in Ryan Braun’s rib cage

    Hardball Talk "Ryan Braun had to be pulled from Monday’s season-opener against the Rockies after tweaking a muscle in his rib cage while extending to make a catch in right field. There was some concern that it might be an oblique or intercostal strain, which would send him to the 15-day disabled list, but worry..." April 07

  • Kyle Kendrick, Nick Hundley open 2015 season as dandy duo

    Denver Post "Pitcher Kyle Kendrick was making his first start in a Rockies uniform, as was catcher Nick Hundley. By late Monday afternoon, after helping the Rockies rout the Brewers 10-0 at Miller Park, the new kids on the block were bosom buddies. Kendrick pitched seven scoreless innings, allowing just..." April 07

  • Cubs lead way as MLB sets spring training attendance records

    Sporting News "More than 4 million people attended MLB spring training games this year, the league announced Tuesday. The attendance total of 4,034,708 over 481 games breaks down to an average 8,388 per game. The total and average are new records for MLB; the previous marks were an 8,078 average last year and..." April 07

  • 11d
    Adam McCalvy @AdamMcCalvy

    Ryan Braun has a ribcage strain. That's why he exited today for #Brewers. Evaluated again tomorrow.

  • Brewers GM Melvin 'not worried' entering final year of contract

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "For the first time since he took over in 2002, Milwaukee Brewers general manager Doug Melvin is operating in the final year of his contract. The Brewers eliminated the lame-duck status of manager Ron Roenicke by picking up the 2016 option in his contract during spring training. Prior to..." April 06

  • 12d
    MLBLineups @mlblineups

    4/6 @Brewers lineup vs COL Gomez CF Lucroy C Braun RF Ramirez 3B Lind 1B Davis LF Gennett 2B Segura SS Lohse P

  • End of Cuban embargo may bring flood of MLB talent

    Yahoo Politics "One of the top sluggers in Cuban baseball says it is his “dream” to come to the United States and play in the major leagues for his favorite team, the New York Yankees. But Yulieski Gourriel, star third basemen for the powerhouse Havana Industriales and for years a highly regarded prospect by..." April 06

  • Brewers set 25-man roster; Hunter Morris traded to Pirates

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The Milwaukee Brewers announced this morning they have sent utility man Elian Herrera to minor-league camp, leaving outfielder Logan Schafer as the team's 25th player heading into opening day. The bench now consists of Gerardo Parra, Martin Maldonado, Luis Jimenez, Hector Gomez and Schafer...." April 02

  • MLB average salary to top $4 million

    Covers.com "The average Major League Baseball salary will cross the $4 million threshold when the regular season begins next week. According to an analysis by The Associated Press, the average salary is projected to be about $4.25 million in 2015, depending on transaction before the start of the season on..." April 01

  • Major League players’ meal per diem to be $100.50 in 2015

    Hardball Talk "Yesterday we learned what the annual salary was in Major League Baseball. Now we know what the meal money situation is. I’m curious why the 50 cents is on there. Or what leads to the decision to raise it $1.50 from last year. I’m sure there are some accountants at MLB who have this all down..." April 01

  • Brewers confirm opening day lineup: Carlos Gomez will lead off

    Brew Crew Ball "Earlier Tuesday, the Brewers released their lineup for a spring training game against the Reds. That's a fairly innocuous thing to do; in fact, they have done this exact same thing for each of their previous spring training games as well. This one had a twist, though. The below lineup, as..." March 31

  • Brewers Re-Sign Chris Perez

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Brewers have re-signed righty Chris Perez to a minor league deal, the club announced. Milwaukee had released Perez on Sunday. Perez, a former closer with the Indians, seemingly took some time to look around for a big league opportunity before deciding to return. At least one team, the..." March 31

  • Baseball Working to Help Spanish-Speaking Players Express Themselves

    New York Times "When Jose Pirela, a 25-year-old Venezuelan utility player for the Yankees, sat on a dugout bench last Tuesday to speak with more than a dozen reporters about the concussion he sustained two days earlier from crashing into an outfield wall, he did not feel comfortable speaking in English to a..." March 31

  • Brewers release former All-Star closer Chris Perez

    Hardball Talk "Here’s how quickly things have unraveled for right-hander Chris Perez: At age 26 he was an All-Star closer for the second straight season. At age 28 he was an ineffective middle reliever. And now at age 29 he was just released by the Brewers after settling for a minor-league contract. Perez..." March 30

  • 19d

    The #Brewers remove one reliever from the list of those trying to make the team by optioning Brandon Kintzler to Class AAA Colorado Springs.

  • 21d

    Manager Ron Roenicke said probably announce whether Scooter Gennett or Carlos Gomez will be #Brewers leadoff hitter after Monday off day.

  • Brewers reliever Chris Perez puts up a battle

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Chris Perez is getting a bit closer to learning his fate. The veteran reliever, invited to the Milwaukee Brewers' spring camp as a nonroster player, must be told by March 31 if he is being placed on the 40-man roster, assigned to Class AAA Colorado Springs or getting released. With more..." March 19

  • Workhorse reliever Smith ready to answer bell often again this year

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "During his annual spring training meeting with Ron Roenicke, Will Smith wanted to make it clear that he had no issue with the workload put on him by the Milwaukee Brewers last season. His message to his manager was simple: Pitch me as much as you need me. "I made sure to tell Ron in my..." March 17

  • Pink eyes, full hearts: Brewers say they'll bounce back

    USA Today "It's nothing personal, but the Milwaukee Brewers won't shake your hand. Why, they refuse to even shake one another's. It's so bizarre that Brewers manager Ron Roenicke told his players Sunday he is again prohibiting high-fives, one day after lifting the ban. "We should be over this,"..." March 16

  • 34d
    Todd Rosiak @Todd_Rosiak

    K-Rod said he turned down more guaranteed money to sign with the Brewers. It's more about comfort and fit, he said.

  • 34d
    Todd Rosiak @Todd_Rosiak

    Ryan Braun out today as he continues to battle illness. Ron Roenicke said he expects Braun to be back in the lineup tomorrow (SS).

  • 35d
    Todd Rosiak @Todd_Rosiak

    Kyle Lohse to start opening day, RR confirms. Followed by Matt Garza and WIL Peralta.

  • Dontrelle Willis To Retire

    MLB Trade Rumors "Left-hander Dontrelle Willis, who was in camp with the Brewers on a minor league deal, has informed the Brewers that he will retire, tweets MLB.com’s Adam McCalvy. A neck injury has slowed him this spring, and the former Rookie of the Year had yet to get into a game. Willis beat out Scott..." March 14

  • MLB approves external padding on pitchers' caps

    The Score "Major League Baseball has approved a revised product for pitcher's head protection that it hopes will be user-friendly enough to trigger widespread use. The league introduced a padded cap for the first time last season, but San Diego Padres lefty Alex Torres was the only pitcher to use it in a..." March 14

  • Brewers ban players from giving high-fives

    Sporting News "The Brewers have been told to keep their hands to themselves. After catcher Jonathan Lucroy and pitching coach Rick Kranitz got pinkeye, the team has banned its players from giving one another the staple in sports that is high-fives for the remainder of spring training. They're hoping to..." March 14

  • 39d

    FRancisco Rodriguez has obtained visa in Venezuela and is expected in #Brewers camp around Friday.

  • 39d
    Adam McCalvy @AdamMcCalvy

    Jonathan Lucroy could be playing Cactus League games by the end of the week, RR said.

  • 40d

    Closer Francisco Rodriguez is in process of getting work visa in Venezuela. #Brewers hope to see him by end of the week.

  • 40d

    1B Adam Lind hopes to get back on the field in couple days for #Brewers as his lower back issue gets better. Blog coming jsonline.

  • Stiff neck delays Dontrelle Willis' debut with Brewers

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "DontrelleWillis' debut with the Milwaukee Brewers was put on hold. Willis, the former phenom trying to make the pitching staff as a non-roster player, had his first spring outing scratched Saturday because of neck stiffness. Willis was listed among the pitchers slated to get work behind starter..." March 08

  • 42d
    Adam McCalvy @AdamMcCalvy

    Adam Lind didn't play vs. Dodgers because his back flared up taking grounders yesterday. RR hopes it will only be a few days. #Brewers