Brewers Rumors & News

  • Brewers’ Julio Mendez remains hospitalized after hit by pitch

    Hardball Talk "Brewers’ minor league infielder Julio Mendez remains in “critical but stable condition,” club GM David Stearns announced Friday. Back in August, Mendez suffered a cardiac event after he was inadvertently struck by a ball from the Angels’ Austin Krzeminksi during a game between the rookie-level..." September 22

  • Major League Baseball claims it will “redouble its efforts” on expanded netting

    Hardball Talk "Yesterday, during the Minnesota Twins-New York Yankees game at Yankee Stadium, a young girl was injured after a foul ball flew off the bat of Todd Frazier and into the stands along the third base line where she was sitting. In some parks that ball would be stopped because of netting down the..." September 21

  • Top five Cy Young contenders in each league

    Larry Brown Sports "Both the American and National League have clear contenders for their respective Cy Young Awards this season, but the outcome of each race is still murky as we head into the final weeks of the season. There’s a lot to consider in the races for both leagues. Here’s a look at the top five..." September 20

  • MLB league-wide single season home run record set to fall Tuesday

    Hardball Talk "Giancarlo Stanton‘s smacks, Aaron Judge‘s jolts and all those dizzying long balls helped Major League Baseball move another poke closer to the inevitable. Nearly two decades after the height of the Steroids Era, the sports is on track to break its season record for home runs on Tuesday – and..." September 18

  • NL MVP: Sorting out the crowded field won't be easy

    Sporting News "If you happen to run into a baseball writer who has a 2017 NL MVP vote, give that person a hug. They’ll need it. Trying to sort out this year’s crowded NL MVP race is a nearly impossible task. As many as six players have had seasons worthy of first-place votes, which means you’re going to see..." September 18

  • 2017 MLB season might not feature a 20-win pitcher for first time in nearly 10 years

    CBS Sports "With just two weeks left in the 2017 Major League Baseball season, we can start to take a look at some of the stats and have a good idea where things will end up. On that front, let's glance at the MLB leaderboard for pitcher wins. As noted by Twitter friend Matt Harvey (@halladayfan32), the..." September 18

  • Teams seeking Miguel Sano-like talent at age 13

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Twins, like most MLB teams, will send scouts to a showcase in the Caribbean this week for Venezuelan prospects, a chance to measure and evaluate players who will eventually sign contracts to play professionally. But this gathering of baseball talent is unusual — though it reflects the new..." September 18

  • Brewers' Nelson to undergo shoulder surgery

    MLB Trade Rumors "It was already known that Brewers starter Jimmy Nelson would miss the remainder of the season with a shoulder injury, representing a big loss. What wasn’t clear, though, was whether he’d require surgery. Now, it’s clear that Nelson will indeed go under the knife,’s Adam McCalvy reports..." September 16

  • Brewers Designate Yadiel Rivera For Assignment

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Brewers announced Friday that they’ve designated infielder Yadiel Rivera for assignment in order to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for right-hander Aaron Wilkerson, whose contract has been selected from Triple-A Colorado Springs. Wilkerson was acquired from the Red Sox in the 2016 trade..." September 15

  • Jeremy Jeffress to make first MLB start

    Fanrag Sports "Milwaukee Brewers right-handed pitcher Jeremy Jeffress will be making the first start of his big league career on Friday evening after totaling 263 relief appearances to begin his major league tenure, the club has formally announced. The Brewers will be taking on the Miami Marlins on Friday..." September 15

  • Brewers place Jimmy Nelson on 10-day DL

    Fanrag Sports "The Milwaukee Brewers have placed right-handed starting pitcher Jimmy Nelson on the club’s 10-day disabled list, the franchise has formally announced. Nelson is still considered to be lost for the rest of the season as he will more than likely be forced to undergo surgery on his injured right..." September 15

  • Major League Baseball: still flailing at front office diversity

    Hardball Talk "We’ve written many times about how Major League Baseball has a diversity problem in its front office and executive ranks. General managers are almost all youngish white dudes from Ivy League institutions and they have hired people in their own image for years. That, combined with astoundingly low..." September 15

  • Marlins move Miami weekend series to Milwaukee

    Fanrag Sports "Originally scheduled to host the Milwaukee Brewers this coming weekend, the Miami Marlins will instead be making the trip north as a result of Hurricane Irma. Due to the impact that the storm had on south Florida, the series between the Marlins and Brewers will be played at Miller Park. While..." September 13

  • 2018 will feature the earliest Opening Day in baseball history

    Hardball Talk "Major League Baseball announced its master schedule for the 2018 season. Opening Day will be Thursday, March 29. It’s the earliest Opening Day in baseball history, with the exception of special international openers like the ones in Japan and Australia. Until now, the earliest opening date for a..." September 12

  • Shohei Otani is coveted by MLB teams and this filthy slider might explain why

    CBS Sports "We take you to Japan, where Shohei Otani of the Nippon Ham Fighters is about to uncork one of the nastiest slide-pieces you've ever beheld ... And the people say: Larduhmercy. If Allen Iverson's crossover were somehow made into a breaking ball, it would look like that, probably. Otani in..." September 12

  • Brewers playing loose, acting like team to beat in NL Central

    Sporting News "If the Brewers go on to win their division, they might look back on this past weekend’s series at Wrigley Field as the catalyst for overcoming the defending World Series champion Cubs. It was a series defined on the field by dominant Milwaukee pitching. Off the field, however, it was defined by..." September 11

  • Brewers ace Jimmy Nelson will miss rest of 2017 with a shoulder injury

    CBS Sports "The Milwaukee Brewers have suffered a major loss as they look to secure their first postseason berth since 2011. Staff ace Jimmy Nelson will miss the rest of the season with a rotator cuff strain and a partially torn anterior labrum in his right shoulder, the team announced Saturday. It's..." September 09

  • Rangers acquire Paolo Espino from Brewers

    Hardball Talk "The Rangers acquired right-handed reliever Paolo Espino from the Brewers for cash considerations, the teams announced Saturday. Espino was designated for assignment on Wednesday to clear space on the 40-man roster for Triple-A right-hander Aaron Brooks. Espino will assume fellow right-hander..." August 27

  • Brewers Minor Leaguer Julio Mendez Suffered Cardiac Event After Hit by Pitch

    Bleacher Report "Julio Mendez, a Milwaukee Brewers minor league infielder, is in critical but stable condition after suffering a "cardiac event" after being hit by a pitch in a game Saturday. Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reported the news." August 27

  • Rob Manfred not in favor of electronic strike zone, says technology isn’t good enough yet

    New York Daily News "Despite increasing calls to use technology to determine balls and strikes, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred isn’t in favor of such a change, according to’s Anthony Castrovince. “The fact of the matter is they (umpires) get them right well over 90 percent of the time,” Manfred said, adding..." August 20

  • Mets trade Neil Walker to Brewers

    New York Post "The Mets’ purge of expiring contracts continued Saturday night, when Neil Walker was on the verge of being traded to the Brewers for a player to be named later, completing a busy week for general manager Sandy Alderson. As the Mets took the field to face the Phillies, the veteran Walker was..." August 12

  • Brewers GM expects to 'pull something off' in August trade market "While manager Craig Counsell and the Brewers search for their missing offense, general manager David Stearns is searching for outside help. It is a complicated proposition, starting with the fact players must be exposed to waivers before they can be traded in August. Stearns is also walking the..." August 11

  • Brewers reportedly have interest in Ian Kinsler

    Larry Brown Sports "The Milwaukee Brewers are a team to keep an eye on regarding Ian Kinsler. The Detroit Tigers became sellers at the trade deadline, dealing J.D. Martinez to Arizona and then Justin Wilson and Alex Avila to the Cubs. They would have liked to trade off even more pieces, like Kinsler or Justin..." August 09

  • MLB players will be allowed to wear nickname jerseys Aug. 25-27

    ESPN "Major League Baseball will look anything but uniform for a newly created Players Weekend later this month. MLB, together with the MLB Players Association, announced Wednesday a group of initiatives aimed letting players express themselves while connecting with their past in youth..." August 09

  • MLB releases 2017 postseason schedule "Major League Baseball released the 2017 postseason schedule on Tuesday -- and it is similar to last year's, except in one important way: The 113th World Series will begin Oct. 24 on FOX at the home of the league champion with the better regular-season record. The standard playoff tiebreaker..." August 08

  • Brewers' Santana exits after taking pitch off wrist

    CBS Sports "Santana exited Sunday's game against the Rays with a bruised right wrist, Adam McCalvy of reports. Santana exited the game in the first inning after being hit by Chris Archer pitch on his right wrist. The early examination suggests that the right fielder has avoided a serious injury,..." August 06

  • Brewers' Travis Shaw gets struck in neck by catcher's throw while stealing a base

    SI "Milwaukee Brewers third baseman Travis Shaw was hit on the left side of the head while stealing second base during Saturday’s game against Tampa Bay. He left the game shortly afterward. Shaw lost his helmet after being hit between his ear and neck. He lay still on the ground while trainers..." August 06

  • Rangers trade Jeremy Jeffress to Milwaukee Brewers

    Sports Day "Jeremy Jeffress is heading back to Milwaukee. The Rangers have traded the 29-year-old right-handed relief pitcher to the Brewers, the team he was acquired from at last year's deadline, SportsDay's Evan Grant has learned. ESPN's Jerry Crasnick first reported the deal. It is unclear at this..." July 31

  • Brewers, Marlins engaged in ongoing dialogue about Straily trade

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Brewers and Marlins are “engaged in ongoing dialogue” about Miami right-hander Dan Straily, according to Jon Morosi of MLB Network (on Twitter). Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald first noted the Brewers’ interest in Straily. A report Friday indicated that the Marlins had taken Straily off..." July 30

  • Current, former MLB players discuss the sport’s cocaine problem

    New York Daily News "It's been 10 months since Marlins ace Jose Fernandez died late at night while accidentally driving a boat into a jetty off the coast of Miami. He had alcohol and cocaine in his system at the time, according to the toxicology report. Two other passengers were killed, too. While baseball has been..." July 28

  • Brewers have shown interest in Mets' Granderson

    Scout "According to Ken Rosenthal of MLB Network, the Milwaukee Brewers have shown interest in New York Mets' outfielder Curtis Granderson. It may not seem like the Brewers need another outfielder as of now, especially with Brett Phillips at Triple-A Colorado Springs ready to get the call back up...." July 28

  • Brewers recall top prospect Lewis Brinson

    Fanrag Sports "The Milwaukee Brewers have recalled top prospect Lewis Brinson, sources tell FanRag Sports. Brinson was removed in favor of a pinch-hitter in the first inning of his game with Triple-A Colorado Springs on Tuesday night, which sparked trade speculation. Rather than being a part of a trade..." July 26

  • Tigers, Brewers reportedly talking trade involving both Ian Kinsler, Justin Wilson

    Larry Brown Sports "The Milwaukee Brewers may have the Detroit Tigers to shout out if they hang on to win the National League Central. According to a report by Jon Morosi of MLB Network on Tuesday, the two teams are having discussions on a trade involving Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler as well as Tigers closer..." July 26

  • Brewers, White Sox Discussing Anthony Swarzak Trade

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Brewers and White Sox are in talks about a trade that would send right-hander Anthony Swarzak from Chicago to Milwaukee, reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (via Twitter). After signing a minor league deal with a $900K base salary this offseason, the 31-year-old Swarzak has broken out with..." July 25

  • Some GMs like to deal with each other -- and some don't

    ESPN "Every baseball executive understood by mid-June that Washington general manager Mike Rizzo needed bullpen help -- again -- to help plug the gap at closer. But Rizzo’s choices were far less than perfect, certainly less attractive than in 2016 when he talked about deals involving Aroldis Chapman and..." July 25

  • Brewers Reportedly 'Fading' in Talks for Sonny Gray

    Bleacher Report "The Milwaukee Brewers may be falling out of the Sonny Gray sweepstakes, with MLB Network's Ken Rosenthal reporting the Brewers are "fading" in their pursuit of the Oakland Athletics ace. After the Chicago White Sox dealt Jose Quintana to the Chicago Cubs, Gray is arguably the best starting..." July 25

  • Brewers interested in Blue Jays reliever Joe Smith

    Sportsnet "With the Toronto Blue Jays 6.5 games back in the American League wild-card race and the MLB’s non-waiver trade deadline mere days away, the rumour mill continues to churn. According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the Milwaukee Brewers have shown interest in Blue Jays reliever Joe..." July 25

  • Brewers sell Michael Choice’s contract to the Nexen Heroes

    Hardball Talk "The Brewers offloaded outfielder Michael Choice’s contract to the Nexen Heroes of the Korea Baseball Organization, per a team announcement on Friday. Choice signed a minor league deal with the Brewers in early May, but did not earn a major league stint in 11 weeks with the team. It’s been two..." July 22

  • Crew options scuffling Broxton to Triple-A "Keon Broxton found a fix in the Minor Leagues last season that propelled him to a strong finish. The Brewers are hoping history repeats itself. Mired in a 3-for-50 (.060) slump, the super-streaky center fielder was optioned to Triple-A Colorado Springs on Saturday to clear a roster spot for..." July 22

  • Brewers reportedly looking into adding Tigers' Ian Kinsler

    CBS Sports "The Milwaukee Brewers entered the weekend with a 52-47 record, a game ahead of the Chicago Cubs and two up on the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Brewers have been fading lately, losing six in a row. Yet that isn't stopping Milwaukee's front office from pursuing potential upgrades. Take Buster Olney's..." July 22

  • Brewers aggressively pursuing Justin Wilson

    Larry Brown Sports "The Milwaukee Brewers seem to have zeroed in on their new bullpen messiah. Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY Sports reports on Friday that the Brewers are “aggressive” in trade talks with the Detroit Tigers for closer Justin Wilson. The 29-year-old lefty Wilson has a 2.75 ERA with 10 saves in 12..." July 22

  • Brewers' front office still actively monitoring trade market

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "While some fans are already jumping off the bandwagon in the wake of the Milwaukee Brewers' five-game losing streak, the front office is still looking at ways to improve the team. "We believe in these guys and we’re still in first place," said vice president and assistant general manager Matt..." July 21

  • Brewers reportedly monitoring Tigers' Verlander

    CBS Sports "The Brewers have seen their lead in the NL Central whittled down since the break, and that has increased the pressure on the Milwaukee front office to fortify the roster leading up to the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. Even with Chase Anderson slowly working his way back from injury, the..." July 20

  • Brewers lose Stephen Vogt for at least a month

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The catching depth that the Milwaukee Brewers have worked to build up this season is now going to be put to the test. An MRI taken Tuesday revealed Stephen Vogt suffered a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee and will miss at least a month. The Brewers placed Vogt on the..." July 19

  • Brewers Have Been Most Aggressive In Pursuit Of Sonny Gray

    Real GM Baseball "Sonny Gray remains one of the hottest names on the trade market and the Milwaukee Brewers "may be the most aggressive" in pursuit of the starter, according to a report. The Kansas City Royals, among several other teams, have also been linked to Gray." July 18

  • Likely destinations for all the top stars on the block

    USA Today "The Cleveland Indians witnessed it first-hand over the weekend, and would love to stuff him in their overhead compartment Wednesday afternoon when they fly home from the Bay Area after a week-long stay. The Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers can line up their playoff rotations now, with a..." July 18

  • Rare home plate collision forces Brewers' Stephen Vogt out of the game with an injury

    CBS Sports "Pirates pitcher Chad Kuhl ran over Brewers catcher Stephen Vogt in a play at the plate Monday night, knocking the catcher from the game. Kuhl was trying to score on Francisco Cervelli's fifth inning single. Kuhl and Vogt collided up high, and Vogt also had his left leg bend back. Vogt exited..." July 18

  • Command issues plaguing Brewers' Zach Davies

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Zach Davies was a conflicted man on Friday night. The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Philadelphia Phillies, 9-6, and he'd won his fourth consecutive start and 11th overall to set a new career high. But he wasn't especially impressive in doing so. The right-hander scuffled badly with his command,..." July 16

  • Brewers could land Sonny Gray

    Larry Brown Sports "The market for Sonny Gray is heating up, but one dark horse team may be lurking in the shadows. Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, one of the most plugged-in reporters in the business, says on Friday that the Milwaukee Brewers could land the Oakland A’s righty. Heyman appears to base his conjecture..." July 15

  • Brewers GM: Countering Cubs' trade for Quintana 'a little bit dangerous' "Milwaukee holds a 5 1/2-game lead over the Cubs and Cardinals in the NL Central, seeking to get to the postseason for the first time since 2011. Will the Cubs' acquisition of Quintana prompt Stearns to make a big move of his own? "I think that can be a little bit dangerous," Stearns said..." July 14

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