Brewers Rumors & News

  • 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.

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    Adam McCalvy @AdamMcCalvy

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

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    Adam McCalvy @AdamMcCalvy

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

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    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.

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    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.

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    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

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    #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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    Adam McCalvy @AdamMcCalvy

    Ryan Braun took BP yesterday and felt "pretty good," #Brewers report. First action since thumb surgery.

  • Brewers retain manager Ron Roenicke, fire hitting coach "The Brewers have decided not to bring back hitting coach Johnny Narron or first-base coach Garth Iorg, but the rest of the on-field staff -- including manager Ron Roenicke -- will return next season, the Brewers announced in a press release Friday. The release also said that Brewers general..." October 10

  • Ryan Braun given go-ahead to swing a bat

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Ryan Braun should know soon if he is finally able to swing a bat properly again. The Brewers’ rightfielder returned Monday for a follow-up visit with physician Vernon Williams, who performed a cryotherapy procedure on Braun’s ailing right thumb last Thursday at the Kerlan-Jobe Clinic in Los..." October 08

  • Ryan Braun has procedure to try to fix thumb

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Milwaukee Brewers rightfielder Ryan Braun had a cryotherapy procedure performed on his ailing right thumb Thursday morning with hopes of returning to the offensive star he was prior to last year. Now, Braun and the Brewers will wait to see if it works. The procedure, in which subzero..." October 03

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    MLB Network Radio @MLBNetworkRadio

    Overbay: I'm 99.9 percent sure that I'm going to call it a career, I'm pretty close to 100 percent that I'm going to retire #Brewers

  • MLB To Test Pace-Of-Game Initiatives In AFL

    Baseball America "Major League Baseball on Wednesday said it would begin testing some ideas aimed at quickening the pace of game at the Arizona Fall League. AFL games begin Oct. 7 and run through the championship game on Nov. 15. Among the experimental rules are: • Batter’s Box Rule: The batter shall keep..." October 01

  • Braun to have thumb surgery, hopes to return to offensive form

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "Milwaukee Brewers right fielder Ryan Braun will undergo surgery Thursday in Los Angeles in hopes of curing a lingering nerve issue near his right thumb. Braun is hopeful the surgery, which he described Sunday as a procedure to freeze the damaged tissue, will allow him to bounce back from the..." September 30

  • The future is uncertain for Francisco Rodriguez

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Francisco Rodriguez has seen a lot in his 13-year career in the major leagues. But even he is blown away by how 2014 turned out for him. The Milwaukee Brewers’ collapse aside, the 32-year-old enjoyed his best season since 2008, when he set the single-season saves record with 62. Rodriguez..." September 30

  • Cubs close out season with 5-2 win over Brewers

    Bleed Cubbie Blue "And as the 2014 season comes to a close for the Cubs, who better to be standing at the top of the Hero podium than the man who had been there so many times before. So that's it. Another season in the books. The Cubs exceeded my pre-season expectations by a decent margin, as I had them pegged at..." September 29

  • Ryan Braun to undergo thumb surgery "Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun needs surgery to repair his nagging right thumb injury and he'll get it this coming week, the Brewers have announced. The rare procedure will involve freezing a nerve near his thumb. The injury has been bothering Braun for much of the past two seasons, though it..." September 29

  • Ryan Braun to undergo thumb procedure on Thursday

    Hardball Talk "Ryan Braun is in the Brewers’ starting lineup for Sunday afternoon’s season finale against the Cubs, but as soon as that game ends he will begin prepping for surgery that will hopefully correct a nerve issue in his right thumb that has been a source of discomfort since the early part of the 2013..." September 28

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    Todd Rosiak @Todd_Rosiak

    Reliever Brandon Kintzler will have surgery Tuesday on his left patella. He said he's been battling the issue for almost two years.

  • Brewers nip Cubs, 2-1

    Fox Sports "Francisco Rodriguez wasn't supposed to be the closer for the Milwaukee Brewers this season. Pressed into duty after Jim Henderson got injured, Rodriguez had another banner year and claimed another milestone. Rodriguez moved into 10th place on baseball's career saves list in the Brewers' 2-1..." September 28

  • After surprising fade, Brewers bosses will conduct extensive review "The slumpingBrewers, who have lost 21 out of 29 to fall from solid playoff position to out of the race, will take a hard look at all ways to improve the ballclub after the season. Brewers general manager Doug Melvin pointed to two main concerns for the team that spent 150 days in first place..." September 28

  • Brewers owner blames players "Brewers owner Mark Attanasio directed his anger over his team's fade from contention at the players Saturday. "Frankly, I'm disappointed in the team, disappointed in the guys," Attanasio said. "They're better than this, and they didn't show it." Attanasio and general manager Doug Melvin held..." September 28

  • Brewers' Lucroy sets single-season record for doubles by a catcher

    Toronto Sun "Jonathan Lucroy went 3-for-4 and set the single-season record for doubles by a catcher as host Milwaukee beat Chicago to ensure its third winning season in four years. Wily Peralta (17-11) racked up a career-high 13 strikeouts and held the Cubs to one run and five hits over seven innings, and..." September 28

  • Renteria, Baez don't tap brakes in Cubs' 6-4 win over Brewers

    Chicago Tribune "Despite the slim prospects of finishing no better than a tie for last place in the National League Central with the Cincinnati Reds, the Chicago Cubs showed they haven’t given up. That was evident Friday night in a 6-4 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers that took three hours, 34 minutes to..." September 27

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    Adam McCalvy @AdamMcCalvy

    #Brewers just announced they are retiring No. 1 to honor Commissioner Selig. Ceremony next season.

  • Reds knock Brewers out of postseason

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The David Holmberg call-up in September has been more impressive than the version the Reds saw earlier this year. On Thursday, he continued to show why the Reds traded for him last offseason, holding the Brewers to two runs on three hits over six innings in the Reds' 5-3 victory, eliminating..." September 26

  • The Brewers are considering moving Ryan Braun to first base

    Hardball Talk "Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said Thursday that he has spoken to general manager Doug Melvin about the possibility of Ryan Braun moving to first base” “I think he’s a good defender in the outfield, learning a new position that he picked up pretty fast. I think he’ll continue to get better in..." September 26

  • Brewers to exercise Yovani Gallardo's $13M option for 2015 "The Brewers plan to exercise top starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo's $13-million option for 2015, sources say. The call to bring the right-hander Gallardo back rather than buy him out for $600,000 isn't a surprise and has been speculated on by Brewers writers, including Adam McCalvy of " September 26

  • Brewers 5, Reds 0: Lohse stops the bleeding, for now

    Brew Crew Ball "The Brewers clinched at least a .500 season (yay!) behind a dominating performance from Kyle Lohse tonight. He allowed only 2 hits and no walks, throwing a 106 pitch shutout. And they managed to get Milwaukee 5 burgers for 5 bucks at George Webb's for the 3rd time in September." September 25

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    Adam McCalvy @AdamMcCalvy

    Jimmy Nelson will start for #Brewers tomorrow. Matt Garza scratched with shoulder tightness, per #Brewers.

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