Brewers Rumors & News

  • 1d
    clarkspencer @clarkspencer

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

  • 1d
    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

  • 4d
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

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

  • 4d

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

  • 4d
    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.

  • 5d
    Todd Rosiak @Todd_Rosiak

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

  • 5d
    Adam McCalvy @AdamMcCalvy

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

  • 9d
    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.

  • 13d

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

  • 13d
    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

  • 15d
    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

  • 26d
    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

  • 29d

    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

  • 32d
    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.

  • 32d
    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

  • 34d
    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

  • 35d
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

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

  • 35d
    Jeff Passan @JeffPassan

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

  • 36d
    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

  • 38d
    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

  • 39d
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

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

  • 41d
    Mike Perchick @TheREALPerchick

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

  • Two players get 50-game suspensions from MLB

    Sporting News "Minor league outfielder Terrell Joyce and major league reliever Kameron Loe have both been suspended 50 games for positive drug tests, ​MLB announced on Thursday. Both players are currently free agents. Their suspensions would begin if and when they sign with new teams." January 16

  • Brewers avoid arbitration with backup catcher Maldonado

    Fox Sports "The Milwaukee Brewers have avoided arbitration with Martin Maldonado by signing the catcher to a two-year contract. According to MLB.com, Maldonado will earn $800,000 in 2015 and $1.1 million in 2016. The deal also includes a $50,000 signing bonus. Entering his fourth full season as Jonathan..." January 15

  • Would you bet $1,000 a worth-it Brewers game will happen, ever?

    New York Post "Four figures for a Brewers ticket sounds a little steep, but 40 years from now, it might seem like peanuts. That’s the odd calculus that fans of the middling Milwaukee team face as they consider the offer of a $1,000 “Timeless Ticket,” which can be redeemed for any game — from Opening Day to..." January 15

  • Pedro, Big Unit, Smoltz, Biggio make Hall of Fame

    MLB.com "Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio were elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers' Association of America on Tuesday. The three pitchers were voted in on their first time on the ballot, while Biggio was selected in his third year. Johnson received 97.3 percent..." January 06

  • The average major league salary is up to $3.8 million

    Hardball Talk "The best things in life are free. But you can keep them for the birds and bees: Major League Baseball’s average salary shot up to more than $3.8-million (U.S.) this year following the steepest rise since 2001, putting big-leaguers on track to top the $4-million barrier for the first time in..." December 24

  • MLB, umpires reach agreement on new contract

    Sporting News "Major League Baseball and its umpires will maintain labor peace for the next few seasons. The sides agreed to a five-year collective bargaining agreement late Friday, The Associated Press reported. The current agreement was set to expire Dec. 31. The umpires and team owners will hold..." December 21

  • Bud Selig in retirement: $6M annually

    ESPN.com "Outgoing Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig will receive a salary of about $6 million annually in retirement, sources told ESPN's Buster Olney. Selig, 80, took over running MLB as chairman of the executive council in 1992 after helping force commissioner Fay Vincent's resignation, was..." December 19

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