Brewers Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Brewers slip past Braves in 13 innings

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- It took a 13-inning marathon, but the Milwaukee Brewers finally are assured of a series victory on the road. Jonathan Villar singled home the tiebreaking run, and the Brewers edged the Atlanta Braves 3-2 Wednesday night in a game that featured 16 pitchers and took nearly five..." May 26

  • Brewers edge Teheran, Braves

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- A career-best 12 strikeouts by Julio Teheran wasn't enough to get Atlanta Braves interim manager Brian Snitker a victory in his first home game Tuesday night. Scooter Gennett drove in the tie-breaking run with a two-out single off reliever Bud Norris in the eighth inning and the..." May 24

  • Brewers' Braun looks to extend on-base streak against Braves

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "Ryan Braun already leads the Milwaukee Brewers in most major (and not-so-major) statistical measures at the plate, but his early-season consistency ranks among the league's best. Braun has reached base safely in 25 straight games, the second longest streak in the National League behind Miami..." May 24

  • Brewers Linked to Cuban OF Yadiel Hernandez

    Disciples of Uecker "An updated story regarding Cuban outfielder Yadiel Hernandez broke yesterday, as he participated in a private workout with the Miami Marlins. However, the piece written by Ben Badler and published on Baseball America had a very interesting tidbit at the end: a total of four teams had been..." May 24

  • Syndergaard pitches Mets past Brewers

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- For the third time in as many games Sunday, a New York Mets starting pitcher provided enough length to lighten the load on a taxed bullpen. Now the Mets can only hope the other two members of the rotation can follow suit with first place on the line. Right-hander Noah..." May 22

  • Matz, Conforto lead Mets past Brewers

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Of the 18 questions New York Mets manager Terry Collins was asked during his pregame news conference Friday, 15 had to do with struggling right-hander Matt Harvey, the Opening Day starter who still receives ace-like attention despite producing the third-highest ERA in the National..." May 20

  • Cubs rally, defeat Brewers in 13 innings

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- At some point during the 13-inning marathon playing out in front of them, the announced crowd of 31,212 at Miller Park had to wonder if either the Chicago Cubs or Milwaukee Brewers even wanted to win the game. The Cubs stranded 14 runners while Milwaukee left eight on base, but..." May 19

  • MLB players confronting realities of smokeless tobacco laws in major cities

    The Comeback "Cities like Boston, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco have all passed bans on the use of smokeless tobacco at ticketed sporting events, leaving teams like the Washington Nationals are beginning to confront a new reality and some big time issues. Player now have to decide whether..." May 18

  • Brewers' Anderson toys with no-no in win over Cubs

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- If somebody said a Milwaukee Brewers-Chicago Cubs game featured a perfect game through five innings, a no-hitter seven and a shutout into the ninth, the safe assumption would have put the Cubs firmly in the driver's seat. But in baseball, expectation and reality rarely go..." May 17

  • Commissioner Rob Manfred unhappy with length of games

    ESPN "The average time of a nine-inning baseball game is up nearly seven minutes compared with this point last season, and MLB commissioner Rob Manfred isn't happy about it. "We think the single biggest thing we had going for us early in the year [last season] was player focus on the topic," Manfred..." May 17

  • Carter, Davies help Brewers beat Padres

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- Mired in a week-long slump, Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Chris Carter was given the night off on Saturday by Brewers manager Craig Counsell. Carter, to his credit, didn't spend the evening eating ice cream and watching the Brewers' extra-inning loss to the Padres on TV...." May 15

  • Will Smith's bullpen session a success

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Milwaukee Brewers reliever Will Smith took the next big step in his attempt at coming back from a torn ligament in his right knee on Friday, throwing a 25-pitch bullpen session off a mound. “I thought it was a big deal,” he said with a smile. “I was throwing off a mound. It was..." May 14

  • Brewers score once, but it's enough to edge Padres

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- On one side, there was a 31-year-old journeyman starter who up until last fall, had been out of affiliated baseball since 2009. On the other, a 28-year-old who had been called up from Triple-A earlier in the day and hadn't started a big league game since 2014. On the surface, a..." May 14

  • Upton, Shields help Padres win third straight

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- Looking to win three consecutive games for the first time this season, the San Diego Padres got all they needed Thursday night from James Shields and Melvin Upton Jr. Upton had three hits, including his fourth home run of the season, while Shields worked seven strong innings as..." May 13

  • Rangers agree to deal with free-agent pitcher Kyle Lohse

    Lone Star Ball "Texas Rangers rumors: Kyle Lohse, free agent starting pitcher, is generating interest from the Texas Rangers, according to Jon Heyman on Twitter. Lohse, 37, just finished up a three year deal with the Milwaukee Brewers last season, and put up a 5.85 ERA and a 5.12 FIP in 152 IP, splitting time..." May 13

  • Brewers acquire Jhan Mariñez from the Rays for cash

    Brew Crew Ball "Ariel Pena begat Sam Freeman. Sam Freeman begat Michael Kirkman. And now, Michael Kirkman has begat Jhan Marinez. The final spot in the Milwaukee Brewers' bullpen, and essentially their roster as a whole, has been something of a revolving door through the first 35 games of the season. So..." May 13

  • 5 pitchers next in line for Stephen Strasburg-esque extensions

    MLB Daily Dish "Stephen Strasburg's 7-year, $175 million contract extension has caused quite the conversation, from how big of risk it can be for the Nationals to its impact on the rest of baseball. That impact goes to a number of young pitchers that are looking to cash in on their early success in the majors,..." May 12

  • Chen, Bour carry Marlins past Brewers

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Miami Marlins left-hander Wei-Yin Chen was throwing bulls-eyes all night, tying his career high with 12 strikeouts. But the biggest strike of the night was delivered by his center fielder, Marcell Ozuna. Chen got the win, and Justin Bour slugged a two-run homer to lead Miami..." May 11

  • Why MLB’s domestic violence policy does not require a criminal conviction

    Hardball Talk "When Aroldis Chapman was suspended under Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy, a good number of people — some of them commenters at this site — took issue with it because “hey, he wasn’t charged with a crime.” The same has been said about Jose Reyes and will be said about him again..." May 11

  • Villar pushes Brewers past Marlins 10-2

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- The last time Miami Marlins left-hander Adam Conley faced the Milwaukee Brewers -- which was just 11 days ago at Miller Park -- he was untouchable, retiring 23 batters without allowing a hit. On Tuesday at Marlins Park, Conley retired no batters before he gave up a hit. More than..." May 10

  • Marlins beat Brewers despite disallowed homer

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- With the way Jose Fernandez pitched, it did not matter that a run was taken off the scoreboard. Fernandez stuck out 11 batters in seven scoreless innings, and the Marlins beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-1 Monday despite a Miami run being taken off the scoreboard when J.T. Realmuto..." May 10

  • Justine Siegal will be first woman to manage independent minor league game

    The Comeback "Justine Siegal continues to break down baseball barriers. The San Rafael Pacifics Baseball Club has announced that Siegal will be the first ever woman to coach at the independent minor league level when she’ll manage the team in late June. The specific event “Women Run the Show” was created..." May 10

  • Brewers rally against Reds' bullpen to win

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- When Cincinnati Reds starter John Lamb left Sunday's game in the fifth inning with a sprained thumb injury after throwing only 60 pitches, the Milwaukee Brewers figured they could rally against the Reds' beleagured bullpen. And, for the second straight day, they did just that...." May 08

  • Hill hits three homers to lead Brewers over Reds

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI – Aaron Hill's approach at the plate recently is to keep things simple. So, despite homering in his previous two at-bats Saturday, he wasn't about to change things up with the bases loaded in the 10th inning. "For me, I try to simplify it, see the ball up and put a good swing on..." May 08

  • Angels, Rangers showing interest in Lohse

    Scout "If the Anaheim Angels were able to find a few strong arms for their rotation, would it end speculation the franchise would trade Mike Trout? The news about Trout has coincided with the news of Garrett Richards, the team’s pitching staff ace, will be lost for the remainder of the year with Tommy..." May 08

  • Reds bullpen stops dubious streak in win vs. Brewers

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- The Cincinnati Reds' bullpen allowed at least one run in 23 straight games, a modern major-league record. That streak ended Friday night, just in time to help secure Tim Adleman's first career victory. Brandon Phillips hit a three-run homer, Joey Votto added a solo shot and..." May 06

  • Simon gives Reds distance in win over Brewers

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- The late innings and the Cincinnati Reds have been an adventure this season. A big early lead and Alfredo Simon's best start of the season helped calm the adventure Thursday night. Jay Bruce and Brandon Phillips hit home runs to stake Cincinnati to a seven-run lead in the..." May 05

  • Brewers' Guerra wins major league debut

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- Junior Guerra insisted he didn't spend a lot of time on the journey that led him to the pitchers' mound at Miller Park Tuesday night, where he earned his first major league victory in his first major league start, leading the Milwaukee Brewers to a 5-4 victory over the Los Angeles..." May 04

  • More PED busts coming from Major League Baseball

    ESPN "Major League Baseball is expected to announce in the next few days that another player has tested positive for the steroid Turinabol, a drug that was commonly used by East German athletes in the 1970s. The positive test is one of a handful being processed, two sources familiar with the cases told..." May 04

  • Nelson, Brewers down Angels

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- When the season began, the Milwaukee Brewers' front office was optimistic that the team's trio of young, homegrown arms would take their next logical steps in development and be bright spots in a rebuilding season. While Wily Peralta and Taylor Jungmann failed to hold up that..." May 03

  • Cuba says defectors still will not be allowed to play in 2017 WBC

    ESPN "Cuba decided to maintain its ban on baseball players who defected the country and will not allow them to represent Cuba in the 2017 World Baseball Classic. Despite some encouraging sounds and the recent reopening of borders with the United States, Cuba is not yet ready to forgive those who left..." May 03

  • Four MLB stars that must be traded in 2016

    Sportsnaut "While the MLB trade deadline is still months away, it’s never too early to start thinking about guys that should be dealt. And this year, there are a few stars in need of relocation. Usually, veteran players on bad teams best fit this description. Even though the season is still very early, we..." May 03

  • Carters' two homers lead Brewers' victory over Marlins

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- There was no need for a last-ditch comeback attempt for the Milwaukee Brewers Sunday afternoon at Miller Park. The Brewers' offense made sure they took care of business early in their series finale against the Miami Marlins. Chris Carter hit two home runs and Domingo Santana..." May 01

  • Braun's 5 non-veto trade partners revealed

    The Score "Ryan Braun has the ability to veto trades to every team in the big leagues except for five. According to a report by FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the hot-hitting Braun is becoming a unique trade chip for Milwaukee given his torrid start to the 2016 season, as well as the combination of his age..." May 01

  • Conley-led Marlins roll past Brewers

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- Never underestimate the power of a good night's sleep. While the rest of his teammates were making a late-night, cross-country flight from Los Angeles, Miami Marlins left-hander Adam Conley was already tucked in and asleep at a hotel in Milwaukee, where he was scheduled to start..." April 30

  • MLB players could push for harsher PED suspensions

    SB Nation "The Major League Baseball players who do not use performance-enhancing drugs are not pleased with the ones who do. With Chris Colabello and Dee Gordon both suspended this month, there is a sudden call for harsher penalties for failed PED tests coming from players. Some, like Justin Verlander, have..." April 30

  • The MLBPA continues to shoot itself in the foot regarding PEDs

    Hardball Talk "Most players are adamantly anti-PEDs now. Unlike their complicit or passive predecessors, today’s players don’t, for the most part, accept PEDs as just part of the game. They’re competitors and they see PED use as their competition cheating. They consider these guys to be taking money and service..." April 29

  • Scooter Gennett to DL

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell said Thursday he expects second baseman Scooter Gennett to be out three weeks with the slight oblique strain that landed him on the 15-day disabled list. To replace Gennett on their roster, the Brewers purchased the contract of infielder Hernan Perez..." April 29

  • Cubs' Arrieta gives up run but wins again

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Jake Arrieta wasn't his sharpest and Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon saw no point in keeping his right-handed ace on the mound past five innings on Thursday. Still, Arrieta was good enough even in a short outing to improve to 5-0 in the Cubs' 7-2 victory over the Milwaukee..." April 28

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  • Cubs hang on to defeat Brewers

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Kyle Hendricks was sailing along comfortably with a two-hit outing against the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday when Cubs manager Joe Maddon opted to pull him. Trailing 1-0 and with a chance to break out with a least a run, Maddon lifted Hendricks for pinch hitter Tommy La Stella in..." April 27

  • Brewers bash Phillies, end three-game skid

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- Looking to snap a three-game losing streak, the Milwaukee Brewers had everything to go right Sunday afternoon. Right-hander Wily Peralta made his second quality start of the season, and the Milwaukee offense belted out eight extra-base hits in an 8-5 victory over the..." April 24

  • Nola settles down, sails past Brewers

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- After two less-than-stellar outings, Aaron Nola was looking for a bounce back performance Friday night at Milwaukee. And he certainly got it, striking out seven Brewers batters while allowing just one run over seven innings of work to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 5-2..." April 23

  • Brewers top Twins in return game after long trip

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- There is nothing quite like home cooking for the Milwaukee Brewers. Back home after a 10-day, three-city swing, the Brewers rode home runs from Chris Carter, Aaron Hill and Domingo Santana to a 10-5 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night at Miller Park...." April 21

  • Rob Manfred says MLB expansion coming 'in the longer term'

    Sporting News "While acknowledging that having 32 teams in Major League Baseball would make scheduling easier than the current 30-team setup in which daily interleague play is required, commissioner Rob Manfred is being careful not to get anyone’s hopes up too high that a new team soon will be coming to their..." April 21

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