Brewers Rumors & News

  • Brewers Option Domingo Santana

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Brewers announced today that they’ve optioned outfielder Domingo Santana to Triple-A Colorado Springs. In a related move, the club has elected to promote Brad Miller, whom the team acquired from the Rays just under two weeks ago. " June 23

  • The strikeout epidemic ailing Major League Baseball is showing no signs of slowing down

    New York Daily News "From his office high above 245 Park Ave. in Manhattan, the commissioner of baseball, Rob Manfred, can feel and hear it: Whiffff! It is the sound of his players striking out in record numbers, sucking the action out of his game to the point where it too often feels like a funeral for..." June 22

  • Report: MLB bans transactions with Mexican League over ‘corruption’

    Larry Brown Sports "Major League Baseball has reportedly banned teams from signing any players who are affiliated with the Mexican League due to questions and concerns over how contracts have been negotiated. In a letter sent to teams on Tuesday that was obtained by Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, MLB..." June 22

  • Brewers Designate Boone Logan

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Brewers have designated lefty Boone Logan for assignment, per a club announcement. His roster spot will go to right-hander Freddy Peralta, who was recalled to take a start this evening. " June 19

  • Brewers expected to aggressively pursue starting pitching

    Larry Brown Sports "In the midst of a heated battle for the NL Central lead, the Milwaukee Brewers may be looking to address arguably their biggest weakness. FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reported on Saturday that rival executives expect the Brewers to “aggressively” pursue starting..." June 17

  • Yankees Acquire Wendell Rijo To Complete Erik Kratz Trade

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Yankees have acquired second baseman Wendell Rijo, who is officially the player to be named later in May’s Erik Kratz trade with the Brewers; the club’s PR department has announced the acquisition. " June 16

  • Yankees Acquire International Pool Space From Brewers

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Yankees announced today that they have acquired international bonus pool availability from the Brewers. The swap will send minor-league righty Chad Whitmer to Milwaukee for an undisclosed amount of spending capacity. It is not immediately clear whether the funds are from the..." June 15

  • Major League Baseball attendance continues to fall

    Hardball Talk "The owners meetings wrapped up today and, while there wasn’t much in the way of actual decisions and high-level news to speak of, Eric Fisher of Sports Business Journal saysthat, according to Rob Manfred, attendance is down 7% this year compared to last year. While..." June 15

  • MLB Rumors: League Concerned Home Run Derby Won’t Be ‘Star-Studded’

    NESN "The Home Run Derby is just over a month away and Major League Baseball fans already know a few players who won’t be participating. Boston Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts voiced a strong “hell no” when asked if he had any interest in the event, while J.D...." June 15

  • Offseason additions giving Brewers a great shot at making the playoffs

    CBS Sports "The Brewers nipped the Cubs in Milwaukee on Wednesday (MIL 1, CHC 0) and in doing so nudged their lead in the NL Central up to 1 1/2 games. Speaking of which, the SportsLine (@SportsLine on Twitter) Projection Model now pegs the Brewers for 91 wins and gives them better than a 70 percent chance..." June 13

  • Another problem with these baseballs? Evidently some are warped

    WEEI Boston "Baseballs have been a huge topic of late. The actual piece of equipment used by Major League Baseball has come under intense scrutiny since the rise in home runs over the past two years. MLB implemented its own independent investigation, finding a change in aerodynamic..." June 13

  • Brewers' Eric Thames: Activated from disabled list

    CBS Sports "Thames (thumb) was activated from the 10-day disabled list Monday. As expected, Thames is back with the Brewers after spending more than a month on the disabled list with a torn UCL in his left thumb. With a lefty (Jose Quintana) toeing the rubber for the Cubs on Monday, the..." June 11

  • Rays trade Brad Miller to Brewers for 1B Ji-man Choi

    Tampa Bay Times "The Rays have officially moved on from infielder Brad Miller, trading him Sunday to the Brewers along with cash considerations in exchange for minor-league first baseman Ji-man Choi. Miller, who was designated for assignment Thursday to make room for rookie Jake Bauers, had 30 home..." June 10

  • MLB Buys Rawlings From Newell Brands for $395 Million

    Wall Street Journal "Rawlings, a more than century-old company that produces the official ball and helmet of Major League Baseball, will be changing hands in a $395 million deal that adds the professional league as a key investor. Under the terms of the deal announced Tuesday, consumer-goods..." June 06

  • Joe Torre goes to Albany to help MLB get a cut of New York gambling revenue

    Hardball Talk "We’ve been following baseball’s efforts to get a cut of what is soon to be legalized sports gambling proceeds in most states around the country. Major League Baseball has been characterizing that cut as an “integrity fee,” which it says it needs in order to keep the..." June 04

  • How 'hybrid' pitchers prepare for dual roles in rotation and bullpen

    Sporting News "Mike Minor used to get up in the bullpen and start stretching as early as the third inning last year. His bullpen-mates would give him some lighthearted heckling for it, but Minor was in unfamiliar territory. Minor spent four years as a starter in Atlanta, from 2010 to 2014. Injuries..." June 01

  • Brewers place right-hander Zach Davies back on DL, recall Ji-Man Choi from minors

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The Brewers returned right-hander Zach Davies to the 10-day DL on Friday with recurring shoulder issues and recalled first baseman/outfielder Ji-Man Choi from Class AAA Colorado Springs. Both moves were anticipated, especially with upcoming off days allowing the Brewers to juggle..." June 01

  • Tyler Saladino headed to the DL with sprained ankle

    Hardball Talk "Brewers shortstop Tyler Saladino suffered a sprained ankle covering second base on a force out in the top of the third inning. Manager Craig Counsell said Saladino will go on the 10-day disabled list,’s Adam McCalvy reports. Saladino hadn’t yet come..." May 30

  • Rob Manfred talks pace of play, expansion, gambling, realignment and a reduced schedule

    Hardball Talk "Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic sat down for an exclusive interview with Commissioner Rob Manfred. They talked on most of the hot-button issues of the day. As it’s an Athletic story it is behind a paywall, but as we’ve noted around here many times lately, there’s a lot of good..." May 30

  • A Brewers fan as a kid, Cameron Roegner now dominating for them in the minor leagues

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "By the numbers, Cameron Roegner has been one of the best pitchers at any level in minor-league baseball so far this season. Through nine starts, the Class A Carolina left-hander boasts the lowest earned run average among qualified pitchers at 0.68, is in the midst of a 28 2/3..." May 29

  • MLB criticized for lack of transparency regarding military-themed uniforms

    New York Daily News "The backlash last May was quick and harsh. Players, fans, veterans and Gold Star families saw the advertising for baseball's special Memorial Day military-themed uniforms and called the league out for looking like it was trying to cash in on a day set aside to honor those who had died for..." May 28

  • Brewers send struggling shortstop Arcia to Triple-A "In the wake of their Major League-leading ninth shutout loss Thursday night against the Mets, the Brewers ran out of patience with slumping shortstop Orlando Arcia and backup catcher Jett Bandy on Friday morning, when Arcia was optioned to Triple-A Colorado Springs and Bandy was designated for..." May 25

  • Yankees trade Erik Kratz to Brewers, release Adam Lind

    Newsday "The Yankees announced a series of moves on Friday afternoon involving players on their Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre team. Catcher Erik Kratz was traded to the Brewers for a player to be named later, and first baseman/outfielder Adam Lind was released. The Yankees also..." May 25

  • Report: Nike Steals 2020 MLB Uniform Contract From Under Armour

    12 Up "The Nike swoosh is coming to Major League Baseball. All it took was another company's financial ruin to get there. ​Back in 2016, Major League Baseball announced that ​Under Armour was going to be the official on-field uniform provider for all 30 teams come the..." May 24

  • MLB Releases Study On Home Run Rate

    MLB Trade Rumors "Major League Baseball has released a scientific study that was designed to examine “possible causes of the surge in home run rate in Major League Baseball in the past several years,” as its abstract puts it. The study itself is available at this link. Per the report,..." May 24

  • Brewers fighting Yankees for available starting pitching?

    Newark Star-Ledger "When the 2018 MLB trade deadline arrives, the Yankees will likely be very aggressive in pursuit of a big-time arm. Whether that's San Francisco's Madison Bumgarner, Texas' Cole Hamels, Tampa Bay's Chris Archer or..." May 23

  • Hader's feats generating All-Star, Cy Young buzz "Is Josh Hader pitching his way onto the National League All-Star team? What about the way-too-early NL Cy Young Award debate? Brewers manager Craig Counsell will leave those questions to observers outside the clubhouse. "I think Josh is pitching really well and..." May 21

  • Report: Five teams could trade for Cole Hamels

    Larry Brown Sports "The Texas Rangers are in last place and headed for another lost season, and a mass exodus could follow this summer. Amid reports that the Rangers are willing to trade their top assets this summer, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reported that they may find five major suitors for ace..." May 18

  • Brewers' Ryan Braun: Officially hits DL

    CBS Sports "Braun was placed on the 10-day disabled list Thursday with middle-back tightness. As expected, Braun will spend some time on the shelf to get over the back tightness that has kept him sidelined since Monday. The move is retroactive to May 14, so Braun will be eligible to rejoin the..." May 17

  • Braun says he's 'more likely than not' to hit DL "Ryan Braun appeared bound for the 10-day disabled list with mid-back tightness after missing all three games of the Brewers' series win over the D-backs at Chase Field. The team was still weighing its options in the immediate wake of Wednesday's 8-2 win, with no official..." May 16

  • Acquired at 19, Freddy Peralta rocketed through Brewers system toward sensational debut

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "When you’re trading established, veteran players for young minor-league prospects, you do so with the knowledge that you won’t know for some time how it’s going to work out on your end. But Freddy Peralta did not make the Milwaukee Brewers wait long..." May 14

  • Meet Josh Hader, the unlikely face of MLB's strikeout revolution

    ESPN "Josh Hader kind of looks like a renegade. His musical taste is renegade-like. He pitches like a renegade, with a style as distinctive as it is effective. Hader may even want people to think he's a renegade, except he has anything but a renegade personality. "Hi, I'm Josh," Hader says to those..." May 14

  • Brewers To Place Chase Anderson On DL

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Brewers will place right-hander Chase Anderson on the 10-day disabled list because of a stomach illness, according to a team announcement. His roster spot will go to righty Freddy Peralta, who’s coming up from Triple-A to make his major league debut Sunday. Anderson was scheduled to take..." May 13

  • Brewers' Peralta enters record books with 13-K debut, flirts with no-no

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "It didn’t take long for Freddy Peralta to cement his place in Milwaukee Brewers lore. Peralta made his major-league debut one to remember Sunday afternoon by striking out 13 Colorado hitters in only 5⅔ innings, the most strikeouts by a rookie pitcher in franchise history, first game or..." May 13

  • Brewers Select Alec Asher, Wade Miley To 60-Day DL

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Brewers have selected the contract of 26-year-old right-hander Alec Asher from Triple-A Colorado Springs. They’ve optioned right-hander Jacob Barnes to Triple-A while transferring lefty Wade Miley to the 60-Day DL to make room for Asher on the 25- and 40-man rosters, respectively." May 12

  • Report: MLBPA rejected league's proposal to change All-Star Game voting

    The Score "A proposal from Major League Baseball that would have changed the voting process for this year's All-Star Game was rejected by the MLB Players Association last month, sources told Joel Sherman of the New York Post. Currently, fans vote for the starting position players in both the American and..." May 11

  • Brewers' Wade Miley: Out 4-6 weeks

    CBS Sports "Miley (oblique) will miss 4-to-6 weeks, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. This is a rough estimate on the part of the Brewers' medical staff, but it sounds like Miley will be back in mid-to-late June." May 09

  • Corey Knebel set to be activated from DL today "All-Star closer Corey Knebel was back at Miller Park on Tuesday after completing a Minor League rehab assignment, but he wasn't added to the active roster. That move will come Wednesday, when Knebel will be activated from the 10-day DL for the Brewers' series finale against the Indians. "This..." May 09

  • Brewers Select Nick Franklin, Option Eric Sogard

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Brewers have selected the contract of utilityman Nick Franklin, per a club announcement. He’ll take the active roster spot of infielder Eric Sogard, who has been optioned. To open a 40-man spot, the club has shifted catcher Stephen Vogt to the 60-day DL. That means he won’t be eligible to..." May 08

  • Brewers Prospect Mauricio Dubon Out For Season; Stephen Vogt Could Require Shoulder Surgery

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Brewers announced on Tuesday that infield prospect Mauricio Dubon has suffered a torn ACL in his left knee and will miss the remainder of the season. The tough injury news didn’t stop there, either, as GM David Stearns told reporters that catcher Stephen Vogt has re-injured the anterior..." May 08

  • Wade Miley leaves start in first inning with a strained oblique

    Hardball Talk "Brewers starter Wade Miley left his start Tuesday night against the Indians due to a strained oblique muscle. Miley faced four batters in the top of the first inning before walking off the mound in pain, holding his right side. The club will likely evaluate him further tomorrow, but strained..." May 08

  • Those ‘purist’ arguments against the DH are dead

    New York Post "Jacob deGrom hyper-extended his elbow swinging a bat, but I promise I am not overreacting to the Mets ace landing on the DL to stump for the introduction of the DH to the National League. This is not about a singular event, as troubling as it may be for the Mets. This is about how the game..." May 07

  • Indians Acquire Oliver Drake From Brewers

    MLB Trade Rumors "Right-hander Oliver Drake, whom the Brewers designated for assignment on Tuesday, has been traded to the Indians for cash considerations. The move was announced by Milwaukee via its Twitter account. The Indians have yet to announce a corresponding move. On the surface, it’s not difficult to..." May 05

  • The rise of the C-Flap

    Hardball Talk "One of the most notable things of the 2018 season has been the C-flaps on the batting helmets. Those little extensions from the ear flap that cover a hitter’s jaw. Players have worn them for some time, but it seems like this year ten times more guys have them. It’s getting to the point where I..." May 04

  • Zach Davies goes on DL with rotator cuff inflammation and is expected to miss one turn

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The Milwaukee Brewers made unexpected injury news Thursday when they announced right-hander Zach Davies was placed on the 10-day disabled list with rotator cuff inflammation. The move was retroactive to Monday, the day after Davies' most recent start, and the club announced he is expected to..." May 04

  • Josh Hader first to strike out at least 8 batters in save of less than three innings

    ESPN "Milwaukee Brewers reliever Josh Hader became the first pitcher since saves became official in 1969 to strike out at least eight batters in a save of less than three innings. Hader, who collected his fourth save of the season Monday, went 2⅔ innings to secure the Brewers' win over the Reds. He..." May 01

  • Brewers relievers have put roles aside to prosper without Corey Knebel

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "When talking to relief pitchers about how they fit in their club’s bullpen structure, they inevitably repeat the same refrain. “I just want to know what my role is.” Bullpens usually are constructed that way, with the closer given the ninth inning (with leads), the other high-leverage..." April 30

  • Brewers To Add Wade Miley To Roster

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Brewers will add left-hander Wade Miley to their roster, according to a team announcement. He’ll start Wednesday’s game in Cincinnati, thus sending fellow southpaw Brent Suter to the bullpen. Milwaukee will have to make corresponding 40- and 25-man moves by then. The Brewers had been facing..." April 29

  • Brewers first baseman Eric Thames goes on DL with torn thumb ligament; Woodruff recalled

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The Milwaukee Brewers have been dealing with a string of injuries since spring training but the news was particularly bad Wednesday on first baseman Eric Thames. An MRI revealed that Thames has a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb, a serious injury that could keep him out as long..." April 25

  • Ryan Braun leaves Brewers’ game with back tightness

    Yardbarker "Ryan Braun left Saturday’s Milwaukee Brewers game against the New York Mets with back tightness. Braun singled in the top of the fifth and stole a base. He was then replaced in the bottom of the inning by Hernan Perez. The Brewers later announced that Braun exited due to back tightness." April 15

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