Brewers Rumors & News

  • Brewers upset with Cubs after Saturday’s questionable rainout

    Larry Brown Sports "Only a few short hours before Saturday’s scheduled first pitch, the Chicago Cubs called to reschedule their game against the Milwaukee Brewers due to an unfavorable weather forecast. The postponement was granted, but then the rain stopped falling. In fact, it hardly sprinkled again for the..." May 21

  • 2017-18 MLB Free Agent Power Rankings

    MLB Trade Rumors "About 24% of the MLB regular season is in the books. The Astros, Yankees, and Nationals currently reign supreme. Familiar names Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, and Chris Sale top the WAR leaderboards. Though we’re only in mid-May, there’s a subset of players who can’t help but look ahead: those..." May 18

  • Brewers ride five-run first to victory

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Handed a first-inning gift of five runs by his Milwaukee Brewer teammates Tuesday night, right-hander Jimmy Nelson went to the mound not wanting to mess it up. "It's huge to be given a lead like that," Nelson said after Milwaukee defeated the Padres 6-2 at Petco Park to even..." May 17

  • Padres beat Brewers on Renfroe's homer in 10th

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Hunter Renfroe ruined a good story with an even better one Monday night at Petco Park. The Padres' rookie right fielder hit a two-run, walk-off homer in the bottom of the 10th inning on a full-count fastball off Brewers reliever Oliver Drake to give San Diego a 6-5 victory over..." May 16

  • Shaw's homer, 8-run fifth propel Brewers past Mets

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Brewers' offense can bludgeon opponents with home runs or they can run up a pitcher's pitch count with a string of singles, doubles and small-ball. On Saturday night, they did both in one big inning. Milwaukee loaded the bases with a string of singles and then..." May 14

  • Brewers pound Mets, Harvey

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- Eric Sogard spent all of the 2016 season on the sidelines, rehabbing from surgery on his left knee so when he finally got his call back to the big leagues Friday with the Milwaukee Brewers, he certainly made the most of his opportunity. Sogard drew a pair of walks and belted a..." May 13

  • Brewers place Braun on disabled list with calf strain

    Bleacher Report "The Milwaukee Brewers lineup has taken a hit, as All-Star outfielder Ryan Braun has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a calf injury. Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Braun is on the DL. He aggravated the injury during Wednesday's game against the Boston Red..." May 12

  • Top 10 MLB trade deadline candidates

    Yardbarker "The MLB trade deadline is nearly two and a half months away, but it isn’t too early to start assessing the market. Teams are off to good and bad starts, and those struggling may soon have to confront the reality that they’re just not going to contend this season. Those that aren’t going to..." May 12

  • Brewers crank out 13 hits in 7-4 win over Red Sox

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- For a second straight night, the Milwaukee Brewers' offense took a page right out of the Boston Red Sox playbook, grinding out 13 hits in a 7-4 victory on Wednesday night at Miller Park. Keon Broxton highlighted a group of five Milwaukee batters to finish with two hits. He also..." May 11

  • Red Sox beat Brewers on Betts' homer in ninth

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- Mookie Betts had done well during the Boston Red Sox's first two games at Milwaukee this week, but had little to show for it as the Red Sox lost both those contests. He had another big day Thursday, reaching base four times but also making sure Boston would avoid a sweep by..." May 11

  • Juice the ball. Or don't juice it. Just tell us!

    ESPN "I was at a sabermetric conference in Cambridge last August watching a physics professor, Alan Nathan, give a presentation on the possibility of a juiced ball in major league baseball, when around Slide 16, I found myself in a near-frenzy of intrigue and excitement. Nathan, perhaps the world's..." May 11

  • Broxton's 4 RBIs help Brewers defeat Red Sox

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- Keon Broxton is proof early-season slumps can be just that. Broxton was hitting a paltry .119 through the first few weeks of the season, leading many to question how long he would remain in the Milwaukee Brewers' starting lineup. Since then, Broxton has bounced back..." May 10

  • Eric Thames, deflecting PED talk, carves out future while Ryan Braun battles past

    USA Today "Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun watches the strangers come into their clubhouse, pulling teammate Eric Thames aside, taking him into a private area, where he is drug tested. Thames, who has hit 12 home runs this season after a three-year stint in Korea, has already been drug-tested five..." May 08

  • Brewers break out to beat Pirates

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- Held to one run in the first two games of a three-game series at PNC Park, the Milwaukee Brewers broke out the bats in a 6-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday. Jesus Aguilar went 2-for-2 after entering the game as part of a double switch. He contributed an RBI..." May 07

  • Mets claim Tommy Milone off waivers from the Brewers

    Hardball Talk "The Mets claimed lefty Tommy Milone off waivers from the Brewers on Sunday, MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo reports. Milone, 30, was designated for assignment last week by the Brewers after an unsuccessful start to the season. Across three starts and three relief appearances, he compiled a 6.43 ERA..." May 07

  • Ryan Braun on 10-5 rights: Brewers know exactly which teams I'd be interested in

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "One week from Sunday, Ryan Braun will become a “10 and 5” player with the Milwaukee Brewers, giving him full veto power over any trade. But does that really change anything in regard to the possibility that he might be traded? No, it doesn’t. “When it comes to the trade stuff, I don’t think..." May 07

  • Five Pirates' pitchers combine to blank Brewers

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- A span of roughly 2 1/2 hours used to be enough to play a major league game. Not so much anymore, but that can be a lot of time to kill -- especially in the midst of a game. That was the game within the game Friday for the Pittsburgh Pirates and Milwaukee Brewers, who endured a..." May 06

  • Harrison's hit lifts Pirates past Brewers in 10

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- On a night when the Pittsburgh Pirates offense sputtered more than it rolled, the right guy came up with the game on the line. Josh Harrison hit a walk-off, RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning to score Gift Ngoepe from third base and give the Pirates a 2-1 victory over..." May 06

  • Aguilar's first MLB homer helps Brewers edge Cards

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- For the St. Louis Cardinals or the few who braved damp, cold conditions to watch Thursday night's game, it was one they'll probably want to forget. For Milwaukee Brewers rookie Jesus Aguilar, it was an occasion he'll probably never want to forget. The 26-year old Aguilar..." May 05

  • Dodgers' Victor Roache: Shipped to Dodgers

    CBS Sports "Roache was traded to the Dodgers on Thursday for a player to be named later or cash considerations. Roache, a 2012 first-rounder, was off to a .176/.238/.230 start through 22 games with Double-A Biloxi this season before he was shipped off. He'll likely head to Double-A and in his age-25..." May 04

  • Cardinals' Martinez quiets Brewers' bats

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Carlos Martinez and Kolten Wong both believed they had something to prove on Tuesday night -- and then went out and did it, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 2-1 win over the Milwaukee Brewers. Martinez came into the game riding a string of four consecutive poor starts in..." May 03

  • Once traded for Bautista, Diaz embraces new role with Brewers

    Sportsnet "For three days in a row, Robinzon Diaz checked the lineup card and each time he was left off of it. As a promising young Blue Jays catching prospect used to playing every day for triple-A Syracuse, he was confused. Then the phone call explained it all. It was assistant general manager Tony..." May 03

  • Shaw's homer in 10th lifts Brewers past Cardinals

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Five innings after Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Zach Davies departed Monday night's game, he called Travis Shaw's shot against St. Louis Cardinals closer Seung Hwan Oh. "He's a slider guy and that's a good guy for (Shaw) to face," Davies said. "Shaw can get to those..." May 02

  • Cubs officials reportedly 'infuriated' by pitching coach's comments on Eric Thames

    CBS Sports "Two weeks ago Brewers first baseman Eric Thames went on a rampage at Wrigley Field, going 6 for 11 with three doubles and a home run in the three-game series against the Cubs. Thames has been a monster early on. Thames homered for the fifth straight game in the series opener against the Cubs, and..." May 01

  • Brewers Designate Tommy Milone For Assignment

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Brewers announced that they’ve designated left-hander Tommy Milone for assignment and selected the contract of right-hander Rob Scahill from Triple-A Colorado Springs. " May 01

  • Santana, Garza lead Brewers over Braves

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- For the first month of the season, the Milwaukee Brewers got big contributions from the core players in the middle of the order to lead the major leagues in home runs. As more players' bats come alive, they may become even more dangerous. Domingo Santana, who entered the game..." April 30

  • Brewers Ryan Braun exits against Braves with apparent injury

    Fanrag Sports "Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun exited Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Braves with the reasoning yet to surface. Eric Thames took his teammate’s place in left field and Jesus Aguilar entered to take Thames’ spot at first. Braun left the game 0-for-3 with one run scored. Milwaukee was..." April 30

  • Just 24 Games In & Eric Thames Has Been Given 4th Drug Test of 2017

    Total Pro Sports "The Milwaukee Brewers have played 24 games so far this year and have won 12 and lost 12 as they are the epitome of an average team. Brewers 1b Eric Thames is clearly doing his part as he’s blasted 11 homeruns in just 22 games played and while the long balls continue to pile up, so does the..." April 30

  • Freddie Freeman tweaks Miller Park as 'bad-lit Little League field'

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Freddie Freeman had a game-winning home run in the ninth inning Friday against the Brewers to continue his run of robust hitting at Miller Park, but it did nothing to change his opinion of the place and his comfort level hitting there. “No. I think it’s a bad-lit Little League field,” Freeman..." April 30

  • Freeman blast lifts Braves over Brewers

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- Everything was going according to the plan Friday night for the Milwaukee Brewers, who hit three home runs, held a pair of four-run leads and had a fully-rested bullpen at their disposal. Of course, rarely does anything in baseball stick to the plan. The Brewers found that..." April 29

  • Kemp's three homers lead Braves past Brewers

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- Matt Kemp had hit two home runs in a game 11 times before, but never in his 11-year career had he belted three. That changed Saturday, though, as Kemp set a personal record with three of the Atlanta Braves' four home runs in an 11-3 romp over the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller..." April 29

  • Brewers' Eric Thames: Removed in eighth inning with apparent injury

    CBS Sports "Thames was pulled from Wednesday's game against the Reds in the top of the eighth inning with an apparent injury, C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Thames didn't look to be in any major pain when he met with a team trainer on the field, but he was spotted stretching his..." April 27

  • Thames' latest home run highlights Brewers rout of Red

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- With two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning against the Cincinnati Reds, the Milwaukee Brewers were in control. Hernan Perez hit two triples and a home run while Zach Davies was rolling. The only thing missing was another home run by Eric Thames. Thames came..." April 26

  • Brewers jump on Reds early in 9-4 win

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- Wily Peralta certainly didn't have his best stuff, but the Milwaukee Brewers' offense more than made up for it in a 9-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds Wednesday afternoon at Miller Park. Peralta gave up four solo home runs, including a pair to right fielder Scott Schebler, but..." April 26

  • Brewers' Eric Thames drug tested again after hitting 11th HR: 'I have a lot of blood and urine'

    Sporting News "Twitter lost its mind Monday when Eric Thames blasted two home runs against the Reds, calling for the Brewers slugger to get drug tested again. Well, trolls, you got your wish. Thames hit his MLB-leading 11th homer Tuesday against Reds pitcher Robert Stephenson, a two-run, 357-foot shot to..." April 26

  • Thames' two homers help Brewers top Reds

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- It is only late April and the Cincinnati Reds are likely already sick of having to face Eric Thames. The Brewers first baseman continued his torrid start to the season by blasting a pair of home runs and driving in three, leading Milwaukee to an 11-7 victory over the Reds on..." April 25

  • Four reasons why Eric Thames breaking MLB HR record isn’t so crazy

    Sportsnaut "Eric Thames is on fire. In fact, he’s hotter than fire. A trip to the Sun would feel downright chilly compared to standing next to Eric Thames. The Milwaukee Brewers slugger is mashing baseballs at a record pace. On Monday, he belted two home runs against the Cincinnati Reds, bringing his..." April 25

  • Eric Thames now has as many homers vs the Reds as any other MLB player has total

    The Comeback "Eric Thames keeps destroying baseballs, and keeps being an amazing story. After struggling in two major-league seasons, Thames starred in the Korean Baseball Organization for three years, and was given another MLB opportunity. The Milwaukee Brewers signed the 30-year-old to a three-year, $16..." April 25

  • Eric Thames a story not of corruption but redemption

    Fanrag Sports "History does repeat itself sometimes. In 1985, the Toronto Blue Jays brought up a first base prospect named Cecil Fielder. Fielder was only 21 and he had never played above Double-A, but he had the kind of hitting talent that made you want to rush things. He was a .294/.371/.523 hitter in the..." April 24

  • Cardinals' Wainwright does it all in win over Brewers

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- Adam Wainwright looked like vintage Adam Wainwright again Friday night, striking out a season-high nine batters over five innings in the St. Louis Cardinals' 6-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. Wainwright had been off to one of the slowest starts of his..." April 22

  • Matt Garza is set to make his season debut on Monday

    Hardball Talk "Brewers’ right-hander Matt Garza will return to the rotation on Monday, the team announced on Friday. Garza was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a strained groin in late March and appears to have made a full recovery after pitching through two outings with Triple-A Colorado Springs and..." April 22

  • Lynn, Diaz propel Cardinals past Brewers

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- The St. Louis Cardinals' offense is still sputtering but Saturday night, it produced just enough to make a winner out of Lance Lynn. The veteran right-hander scattered three hits with two walks while striking out seven in St. Louis's 4-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers at..." April 22

  • Brewers slug way to victory over Cardinals

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- The St. Louis Cardinals found out Thursday night what a couple other National League Central brethren learned in the past week: The Milwaukee Brewers' home-run bats are in a groove. Travis Shaw, Eric Thames and Jett Bandy each clubbed long home runs as Milwaukee slugged its way..." April 21

  • Brewers' Thames can't explain his red-hot return to MLB

    MLB.com "Eric Thames left Miller Park as a question mark and returned Monday as one of the most talked-about players in Major League Baseball. Then he showed the home fans what all the fuss was about. Thames hit a go-ahead, two-run home run -- his Major League-leading eighth this season -- in the..." April 21

  • Major League Baseball in Las Vegas? Commissioner says it's an option

    Chicago Tribune "Major League Baseball would be open to having a team in Las Vegas, Commissioner Rob Manfred said Thursday. With two existing franchises — the Oakland A’s and the Tampa Bay Rays — struggling to secure financing for new stadiums, the option of relocating a team to Las Vegas is very much on the..." April 20

  • Cubs seem to imply they think Eric Thames is using PEDs

    Larry Brown Sports "It seems like some with the Chicago Cubs are ascribing Eric Thames’ hot start to the season to the use of PEDs without actually saying so. Thames, who spent the past handful of seasons slugging home runs in Korea, has been scorching hot to start the 2017 MLB season. He has six doubles and seven..." April 20

  • Cubs storm past Brewers, snap four-game slide

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs played more like the reigning World Series champions on Tuesday. Chicago pounded out 14 hits -- including homers from Kyle Schwarber and Miguel Montero -- while rallying to a 9-7 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers and snap a four-game losing streak. Cubs..." April 19

  • Russell's blast caps rally as Cubs jolt Brewers

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Addison Russell had a destination in mind as he awaited Milwaukee Brewers reliever Neftali Feliz's third and final pitch on Wednesday. "Just going for a pole," said Russell, who slammed a walk-off three-run homer with one out in the ninth to lift the Chicago Cubs to a 7-4 victory..." April 19

  • Eric Thames: “I love beer”

    Hardball Talk "Eric Thames has been the story of the young 2017 season. After two partial campaigns in 2011 and 2012 with limited success, Thames took off for Korea where he became a superstar, hitting 124 home runs and 379 RBI in three seasons. He won an MVP award and a trip to the KBO All-Star Game. While..." April 19

  • Brewers use long ball to defeat Cubs

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Craig Counsell is running out of superlatives to apply to first baseman Eric Thames. Thames went 3-for-4 and homered for the fifth consecutive game to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to a 6-3 victory over Chicago Cubs at frigid Wrigley Field on Monday. "What he's doing is really..." April 18

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