Brewers Rumors & News

  • Fowler leads Cubs past Brewers

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- After nearly a month of watching from the sidelines, recovering from a strained right hamstring, Dexter Fowler was ready to get back into the action. So when he finally returned to the Chicago Cubs starting lineup Friday night in Milwaukee, he wasted little time. Fowler..." July 23

  • Brewers batter Locke, Pirates

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- The Milwaukee Brewers were a frustrated team following successive walk-off losses, so they decided to start taking better at-bats and swinging at better pitches. It couldn't have worked much better. Jonathan Lucroy drove in three runs, Jonathan Villar got the Milwaukee..." July 21

  • Late sub Joyce powers Pirates past Brewers

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- Sometimes the best moves a major league manager makes are the ones he didn't plan to make. As evidenced by Matt Joyce's huge night for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Joyce, added to Pittsburgh's lineup shortly before game time, hit a three-run home run in the first inning and drove in..." July 21

  • MLB eyes limits on relief pitchers, which doesn't make much sense

    Sporting News "Rob Manfred has been vocal about several changes he's looking to negotiate during his tenure as commissioner of Major League Baseball. Add "relief pitcher restrictions" to that list. On Thursday's episode of ESPN's "Mike and Mike," Manfred said MLB has been "talking a lot internally" about..." July 21

  • Indians, Brewers Discussing Jonathan Lucroy

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Indians and Brewers are in trade talks pertaining to catcher Jonathan Lucroy, reports ESPN’s Buster Olney (via Twitter). Olney notes that it’s possible that yesterday’s setback for Michael Brantley (and, presumably, the injury to Yan Gomes) has urged Cleveland to add a hitter. As I noted at..." July 20

  • The MLB home run explosion of 2016: Are juiced baseballs to blame?

    ESPN "The day before the All-Star Game, Max Scherzer was in a good mood. He talked about University of Missouri football, how the curveball he developed in 2013 took his game to the next level and the new cutter he's starting to throw. Then he was asked about the home run spike across the..." July 20

  • How every team in the National League looks going into the MLB trade deadline

    CBS Sports "The August 1 non-waiver trade deadline is just two weeks away, meaning the clock is ticking for teams to complete trades that will either help position themselves for a playoff push this year or set themselves up for a brighter future. Last week, we looked at all 15 American League teams,..." July 20

  • Rage against the machines: MLB stars don't want to see robot umps

    Sporting News "When you follow a game on Major League Baseball’s website, it’s there. When you watch a local broadcast, there’s a good chance you’ll see it. When you see an ESPN broadcast, it’s part of the live picture. Graphics showing the strike zone, telling viewers immediately whether a pitch is good, are..." July 18

  • Report: Shortened MLB schedule gaining momentum

    Sportsnaut "Major League Baseball has used a 162-game schedule for more than 50 years. When it comes time to negotiate the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, the MLB schedule might be changing. “The idea of returning to a 154-game regular season has gained momentum recently,” per David Lennon of New York..." July 18

  • Reds edge Brewers on passed ball in ninth

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- After playing to a scoreless tie for nearly 2 1/2 hours, Billy Hamilton changed Sunday afternoon's game in an instant. Hamilton scored the winning run from third on a passed ball in the bottom of the ninth inning, lifting the Cincinnati Reds to a 1-0 victory over the Milwaukee..." July 17

  • Reds edge Brewers, snap losing skid

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Ryan Braun has hit more home runs against the Cincinnati Reds than off any other team. He's hit more homers at Great American Ball Park than at any other venue. Facing a Cincinnati bullpen best described this season as beleaguered, the Reds' 5-4 ninth-inning lead on Friday..." July 16

  • Perez, Lucroy homers propel Brewers past Reds

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- The Milwaukee Brewers scored nine runs and pounded out 12 hits during Saturday night's romp over the Reds. But, it was seven shutout innings from right-hander Jimmy Nelson and some good fortune for catcher Jonathan Lucroy that highlighted the evening. Lucroy and Hernan Perez..." July 16

  • 2016 MLB All-Star Game ratings and viewership are record lows

    Awful Announcing "There was a time when the MLB All-Star Game could boast that it was a mid-summer ratings and viewership draw. But in this day and age of internet, fragmented cable universe and so many other alternatives, the All-Star Game can no longer make that claim. While the American League can feel good..." July 13

  • Rob Manfred: PEDs not behind surge in homers

    Newsday "The day after Giancarlo Stanton’s personal fireworks display lit up Petco Park in the Home Run Derby, commissioner Rob Manfred faced a volley of questions about Major League Baseball’s sudden power surge, and what might be behind it. Stanton is one of the strongest players in the sport, at a..." July 13

  • Brewers Claim Rob Scahill From Pirates

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Brewers have announced that they’ve claimed righty reliever Rob Scahill from the Pirates and optioned him to Triple-A Colorado Springs. The Bucs designated Scahill for assignment when they claimed Eric Fryer from the Cardinals last week. The 29-year-old Scahill has spent the season bouncing..." July 12

  • MLBPA head: Pitchers' Derby will be considered for 2017

    The Score "Those slugging pitchers might get their wish next season. Major League Baseball and the Players' Association are going to discuss incorporating pitchers into the Home Run Derby for as soon as next season, MLBPA executive director Tony Clark told Jayson Stark of ESPN on Monday. The union leader..." July 12

  • Giancarlo Stanton wins MLB Home Run Derby

    USA Today "Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton won the 2016 MLB Home Run Derby on Monday night at Petco Park in San Diego, setting a record with 61 total home runs in a single Derby. Stanton defeated defending champion Todd Frazier of the Chicago White Sox in the final, hitting 20 homers to Frazier's 13. Of..." July 12

  • The Home Run Derby is Trash

    Complex "There was a time when I used to get psyched for the Home Run Derby. But there was also a time when I used to get psyched for Adam Sandler movies. You get a little older, you revaluate a few things in your life, among them what you waste your time watching. And baseball’s gimmicky exhibition of..." July 11

  • Texas Rangers could have a Surprise trade in the works

    Fox Sports "Maybe it will turn out to be nothing -- most leads at this time of year are. But a scout I know was astonished to walk into Surprise Stadium in Arizona the other day and count 17 other scouts in attendance. That's right, 18 scouts for a Class A Rookie League Game. The scout reasoned that..." July 11

  • Power display, Leake propel Cardinals past Brewers

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- There is still a lot of work left for the St. Louis Cardinals to do, but they'll go into the mid-summer break on a high note after knocking off the Milwaukee Brewers, 5-1, Sunday afternoon at Miller Park. Mike Leake led the way, striking out a season-high 10 batters while..." July 10

  • Villar's walk-off single lifts Brewers over Cardinals

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- After going nearly the entire first half of the season without a walk-off victory, the Milwaukee Brewers needed to wait just a few more moments for a replay before they could celebrate Jonathan Villar's game-winning, RBI double. But 90 seconds later, after crew chief Ted Barrett..." July 09

  • A Trump presidency raises concerns among Major League Baseball players

    USA Today "As part of its All-Star Week celebration in San Diego, Major League Baseball will dedicate a new sporting complex in neighboring Tijuana on Monday, with Commissioner Rob Manfred in attendance. It’s a continuation of MLB’s efforts to expand its foothold in Mexico, which began with Manfred’s trip to..." July 09

  • Red Sox Acquire Infielder Aaron Hill, Cash In Trade With Brewers

    NESN "The Boston Red Sox’s infield depth just got a little deeper. The Red Sox announced Thursday night the acquisition of veteran infielder Aaron Hill and cash considerations from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for minor leaguer pitcher Aaron Wilkerson and infielder Wendell Rijo. The Red Sox..." July 07

  • Home Run Derby contestants announced

    SB Nation "The 2016 Home Run Derby contestants were announced on Thursday evening, and the eight participants in Monday's power display include the host team's lone All-Star as well as the major league leader in home runs. ESPN will televise the Home Run Derby on Monday beginning at 8 p.m. ET live from..." July 07

  • 2016 MLB Trade Deadline: The best options at each position who could be traded

    CBS Sports "With the August 1 trade deadline less than four weeks away, this is as good of a time as any to start defining the market. There are numerous ways to do that, but we've settled on an old-timey, pure basebally approach: constructing a team -- or most of one -- using players who seem to have a great..." July 07

  • Scott Boras: Brewers should not have demoted Zach Davies

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Agent Scott Boras said Thursday the Brewers should have shown rookie right-hander Zach Davies more respect than to send him to the minors for 10 days to open a spot for an additional bench player. On Wednesday morning, the Brewers optioned Davies to Class AAA Colorado Springs to open a roster..." July 07

  • Harper, hitting cleanup, homers as Nats top Brewers

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Dusty Baker had a hunch, and it paid off Wednesday afternoon. The first-year Washington Nationals manager decided to switch Daniel Murphy and Bryce Harper in the batting order, putting Murphy in the No. 3 hole and moving Harper down to the cleanup spot for the first time this..." July 06

  • Fans trash All-Star jerseys after 1st TV appearance

    The Score "When the jerseys for this year's All-Star weekend were revealed back in April, the initial public reception was quiet. However, after they were worn on television for the first time by players on Tuesday, fans are beginning to speak up on the brown and mustard get-ups, and the feedback hasn't..." July 06

  • Here are your 2016 All-Stars for the American and National Leagues

    Hardball Talk "The 2016 All-Star Game will be hosted by the Padres at Pecto Park on July 12. Your starters were just announced on a special selection show on ESPN. American League Starters C – Salvador Perez, Kansas City Royals 1B – Eric Hosmer, Kansas City Royals 2B – Jose Altuve, Houston..." July 06

  • These under-the-radar players deserve to be MLB All-Stars

    USA Today "Unless a late voting surge changed the direction of All-Star Game balloting, the Chicago Cubs will have an overwhelming presence at the July 12 showcase in San Diego, with as many as five of the eight elected National League starters possibly coming from the NL Central leaders. And that doesn’t..." July 05

  • Guerra shuts down Nats, Brewer win, 1-0

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Junior Guerra has pitched in Mexico, with Wichita in an independent league and in Italy, and he did not pitch at all as a pro in 2007, 2009 and 2010. The well-traveled right-hander made his way to the nation's capital for the first time in his pro career on July 4 and the..." July 04

  • Cardinals ensure rain, Brewers' rally to finish sweep

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- To manager Mike Matheny and the St. Louis Cardinals, Sunday's rain-delayed game with the Milwaukee Brewers felt like a doubleheader. Imagine how it might have felt had St. Louis coughed up the five-run lead it lugged into the ninth inning. Instead, new closer Seung Hwan Oh..." July 03

  • Garcia helps Cardinals break home losing streak

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Jaime Garcia had nothing but praise for the Milwaukee Brewers' lineup after Friday night's game. Yet the St. Louis Cardinals' left-hander shut down his favorite mark again. Garcia, cruising through eight innings on 98 pitches, posted his career-best 11th win against..." July 02

  • 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

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