Brewers Rumors & News

  • 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

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    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

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    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.

  • 4d
    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

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    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

  • 6d
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

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

  • 6d
    Jeff Passan @JeffPassan

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

  • 8d
    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

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    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 "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

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

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

  • 13d
    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, 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 "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 "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

  • MLB releases statement on Cuban relations

    Sporting News "President Barack Obama's desire to restore relations with Cuba could have a significant impact on Major League Baseball. Obama said Wednesday he wants the U.S. to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba because isolating the communist Caribbean country has not worked. "Neither the American..." December 17

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    mark reynolds has a deal with cardinals, pending physical

  • MLB sees record $9 billion in revenues for 2014 "With 2014 soon coming to a close, Bud Selig and Major League Baseball can look back and say, “It was a very good year.” The league will see approx. $9 billion in gross revenues for the 2014 calendar year, a new record. Adjustments are still be calculated that could push the league slightly over..." December 10

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #Brewers open to moving Parra, who projects to $6.4M in final year of arb, per @mlbtraderumors. Could be option for Melky losers.

  • 57d
    Adam McCalvy @AdamMcCalvy

    #Brewers have avoided arbitration with rhp Brandon Kintzler by agreeing to a one-year contract.

  • 64d
    Adam McCalvy @AdamMcCalvy

    Ryan Braun says his thumb is 100 percent since surgery. "It definitely worked." #Brewers

  • 69d
    Adam McCalvy @AdamMcCalvy

    #Brewers keep one of their best assets: Special asst. to GM Craig Counsell is no longer in consideration for Tampa manager job.

  • 74d
    Adam McCalvy @AdamMcCalvy

    You can put the Twitter pieces together and see #Brewers are poised to sign RHP Jaye Chapman, an intriguing comeback candidate. MiLB deal.

  • 75d
    Adam McCalvy @AdamMcCalvy

    #Brewers haven't announced anything regarding a deal with J. Chapman. With Minors signings, they often wait & announce in clumps.

  • Joe Torre: Skippers no longer can use stall tactics for MLB replays

    New York Post "Rest in peace, Awkward Manager Ambling From The Dugout to the Field So a Team Can Decide Whether To Challenge a Call. You won’t be missed. Phase Two of Major League Baseball’s extended instant-replay rollout hasn’t yet been finalized, MLB executive vice president of baseball operations Joe..." November 13

  • Brewers sign Jeremy Hermida

    Hardball Talk "Former stud prospect Jeremy Hermida spent all of this season playing at Triple-A for the Brewers’ affiliate and he’s re-signed with Milwaukee on another minor-league deal. Hermida is 31 years old now, so any thoughts of him re-emerging as a star in the majors are long gone, but setting aside..." November 07

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    bob elliott @elliottbaseball

    INF Peter Orr (Richmond Hill, Ont.) has re-signed with the Milwaukee Brewers with an invite to spring training camp #Brewers

  • MLB Gold Glove awards 2014

    Sporting News "Major League Baseball's Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners for 2014 were announced Tuesday night. Voting was done by MLB managers and coaches before the end of the regular season. Three American League squad was dominated by the Royals and Orioles, who met in the ALCS. Kansas City placed Alex..." November 05

  • Aramis Ramirez will be back with the Brewers for $14 million

    Hardball Talk "Last week the Brewers exercised their half of Aramis Ramirez‘s mutual option for 2015 and today the third baseman did the same, so he’ll stay in Milwaukee for $14 million next season. It makes sense for both sides. That’s a hefty price tag and Ramirez’s production dipped this season, but he..." November 03

  • Brewers optimistic Ryan Braun is making progress after thumb procedure

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The Milwaukee Brewers won't know for sure until Ryan Braun starts playing on at least a semiregular basis in spring training, but all parties are optimistic about the procedure he underwent after the 2014 season to treat a nagging thumb injury. "He has taken some batting practice off a..." November 03

  • Lind deal one piece of a developing puzzle "To understand why the Toronto Blue Jays sent Adam Lind to the Milwaukee Brewers for Marco Estrada, you have to sift through the layers of machinations that led to the trade. Yes, in large measure, it’s about money, with GM Alex Anthopoulos looking to reallocate the $7.5 million due to the..." November 02

  • Aramis Ramirez to make Brewers decision today

    MLB Daily Dish "Brewers' third baseman Aramis Ramirez will decide if he will exercise his end of a $14 million mutual option and return to the Brewers during a meeting with his agent, Paul Kinzer, in the Dominican Republic on Sunday night, according to a major-league source. Ramirez must inform the team of his..." November 02

  • Blue Jays trade Adam Lind to Brewers

    Toronto Sun "The Blue Jays have traded veteran first baseman Adam Lind to the Mikeaukee Brewers for right-hander Marco Estrada. The Jays exercised their $7.5-million option on their 2004 third-round pick before dealing Lind on Saturday. Estrada, 31, a seven-year veteran, was 7-6 with a 4.36 ERA last..." November 02

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    A. Ramirez’s agent, Paul Kinzer says it’s “possible” that A-Ram will return to #Brewers by exercising his end of $14M mutual option.

  • Diamondbacks scouting director Ray Montgomery leaves for job with Brewers

    Hardball Talk "Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports that Diamondbacks scouting director Ray Montgomery has left the team to accept a position with the Brewers. His new title will be special assistant to the general manager and vice president of amateur scouting. Adam McCalvy of writes that an..." November 01

  • 90d

    #Brewers exercise $13 million option on RHP Yovani Gallardo and decline $14.5 million option on 2B Rickie Weeks.

  • Brewers claim infielder Luis Jimenez off waivers from Angels

    Hardball Talk "The Brewers announced this evening that they claimed infielder Luis Jimenez off waivers from the Angels. Jimenez appeared in 18 games with the Angels this season and batted just .162 (6-for-37) with two doubles and a 13/0 K/BB ratio. However, the 26-year-old owns a healthy .299/.335/.509..." October 28

  • MLB will try to implement a policy on domestic violence

    Los Angeles Times "On the day after the NHL suspended Kings defenseman Slaya Voynov after his arrest for alleged domestic violence, the incoming commissioner of Major League Baseball said his league hopes to have a policy in place to cover such incidents next year. Rob Manfred, who replaces the retiring Bud Selig..." October 23

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    Mike Berardino @MikeBerardino

    #MNTwins outright Doug Bernier and Yohan Pino to @RocRedWings. Bernier elects free agency. Pino should become 6-year FA.

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