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  • Brewers' Lorenzo Cain day-to-day with ankle discomfort

    CBS Sports "Lorenzo Cain is being considered day-to-day after leaving Thursday's game against the Padres with ankle discomfort, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. " September 20

  • Who will be next skipper to join 2K wins list? "Bruce Bochy’s 2,000th managerial victory is in the books, and, while a Cooperstown calling was already a foregone conclusion with or without this milestone, this puts the soon-to-be-retired Giants skipper in some rare and heady company. Only 10 other managers -- Connie..." September 19

  • Brewers' Corey Knebel could throw off mound in January

    CBS Sports "Corey Knebel (elbow) is seven weeks into a flat-ground throwing program and is hopeful to throw off a mound in January, Adam McCalvy of reports. " September 18

  • The Cubs Need to Make Drastic Offseason Moves if Brewers Beat Them Out for Wild Card Spot

    12 Up "No, Cubs fans, the recent loss of Anthony Rizzo does not excuse you from this. We're also aware of Javy Baez's absence too, but that doesn't hold much merit given the production the team has gotten from those who are filling in, most notably Ben Zobrist and..." September 18

  • Could Christian Yelich find work writing headlines in his down time?

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Injured Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich was a cover model for ESPN The Magazine's final issue a few weeks ago, but he didn't appear happy with the network Monday. So we’re resorting to out of..." September 17

  • Brewers' Brandon Woodruff set to return from IL

    CBS Sports "The Milwaukee Brewers may be without reigning National League MVP Christian Yelich for the rest of the season, but they're doing their best to run down the Chicago Cubs and a playoff spot. Fortunately for the Brewers, some help is on the way. Right-handed..." September 16

  • Theo Epstein frustrated with Cubs: We put Brewers back in wild-card race

    NBC Sports Chicago "If you were listening to 670 The Score Thursday morning, nobody would blame you if you confused Theo Epstein for a random Cubs fan. But that wasn't Bob from Berwyn chatting with David Haugh and Mike Mulligan about the infuriating 2019 season the Cubs have played to date..." September 13

  • Stephen Strasburg's six best landing spots if the Nationals righty hits free agency this winter

    CBS Sports "The 2019 MLB free-agent class looks to be adding even more starting pitching depth. According to a report by's Jon Morosi: "There's increasing speculation in the industry that [Stephen Strasburg] will opt out of the remaining four years and $100 million left on his..." September 13

  • Mike Moustakas returns and Keston Hiura and Brandon Woodruff getting closer

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "All hands on deck. That was the message Wednesday afternoon in the visiting clubhouse at Marlins Park, as the Milwaukee Brewers prepared to continue their push for the postseason without  Christian Yelich. To that end, the team added one important..." September 12

  • Wearing Christian Yelich jerseys as good-luck undershirts is so crazy it just might work "What's the measure of an MVP? When the Brewers lost reigning NL MVP Christian Yelich on Tuesday night with what was later confirmed to be a fractured kneecap, it no doubt cast a pall in the clubhouse. How could Milwaukee continue its march toward a potential postseason spot..." September 12

  • Orlando Arcia returns to lineup; Brandon Woodruff should be within next week

    Brew Crew Ball "More reinforcements are on the horizon as Brandon Woodruff threw to hitters for the first time and passed the test. Evidently his stuff looked pretty good according to David Stearns. The timetable for his return to the mound in live game action should be sometime next..." September 12

  • Cody Bellinger on Christian Yelich’s injury: ‘It definitely sucks’

    Sportsnaut "Los Angeles Dodgers star Cody Bellinger has been doing battle with reigning NL MVP Christian Yelich for that award throughout the entire 2019 season. It promised to be a hotly-contested affair until Yelich went down to a fractured kneecap during Tuesday night’s game. With Yelich..." September 12

  • Roberto Clemente Award nominees announced

    Hardball Talk "The Roberto Clemente Award goes to the Major Leaguer who “best exemplifies the game of baseball, sportsmanship, community involvement and the individual’s contribution to his team.” Yadier Molina won the award last year. This year’s nominees were just announced, and..." September 12

  • Report: Brewers' Christian Yelich Won't Need Surgery on Knee Injury; Out 6 Weeks

    Bleacher Report "Milwaukee Brewers right fielder Christian Yelich reportedly will not need surgery on his fractured right knee cap and will be out for six weeks. MLB analyst Jim Bowden reported the news Wednesday. This comes after the Brewers announced the reigning National League MVP exited..." September 12

  • Christian Yelich is done. The Brewers probably are, too.

    The Score "The Milwaukee Brewers took the field Tuesday evening in Miami with a decimated lineup and a remote chance of playing into October, as FanGraphs pegged their odds of sneaking into the postseason at 22.6% prior to their 4-3 win over the Marlins. It was very much a Pyrrhic..." September 11

  • Christian Yelich is out for the rest of the season after fracturing kneecap

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Miami Marlins, 4-3, on Tuesday at Marlins Park. Any other night that would be enough cause for celebration. But not this time. Not after franchise cornerstone and defending National League most valuable player Christian Yelich..." September 11

  • Brewers' Christian Yelich leaves game vs. Marlins after fouling ball off right knee

    CBS Sports "Brewers outfielder and reigning NL MVP Christian Yelich was forced to exit Tuesday night's game against the Marlins (MIL-MIA GameTracker) after fouling a ball off his leg in the first inning.  Yelich, who appeared to foul the ball off his right knee, was on the ground in..." September 10

  • How will the Red Sox replace Dave Dombrowski? A look at seven potential GM candidates for Boston

    CBS Sports "The Boston Red Sox fired president Dave Dombrowski on Sunday, less than a year after winning the World Series. The Red Sox had been successful under Dombrowski's guidance, notching at least 93 wins in each of his three full seasons. Even this season, a disappointing one relative to..." September 10

  • Swinging a bat still painful for Mike Moustakas in slow return from hand injury

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Mike Moustakas played two innings in the field Saturday night in the Milwaukee Brewers' 3-2 win over the Chicago Cubs, but once his turn came to bat in the eighth inning, he was lifted in favor of pinch-hitter Hernan Perez. The plan was never to let Moustakas swing a bat as he recovers from..." September 09

  • Brewers OF Tyrone Taylor interviewed for job with FedEx before getting called up

    Larry Brown Sports "Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Tyrone Taylor now has a very different job from the one that he recently envisioned. The 25-year-old Taylor, who was called up by the team this weekend, told the media Saturday that he interviewed for a job with FedEx a day before getting the unexpected..." September 08

  • MLB weighing opioid testing after Tyler Skaggs' death

    ESPN "Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association have had initial conversations about randomly testing players for opioids following an autopsy report that showed oxycodone and fentanyl in the blood of late Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs. While the discussions..." September 07

  • The juiced ball is not a “looming problem” for the players union

    Hardball Talk "Players have long known it. Scientists have confirmed it. The numbers, quite clearly, bear it out. Eventually even Rob Manfred and Major League Baseball admitted it. The ball is juiced and it’s led to a massive uptick in offense. How and why it got juiced is a tad more..." September 06

  • Each MLB Team's Player Whose Days as a Star Are over for Good

    Bleacher Report "Every star in the known universe burns out eventually. The same is true in Major League Baseball, where even the greatest players ultimately fade away. It's tough for fanbases and, often, even tougher for the players in question. But it's reality all the..." September 06

  • Tanking teams are killing attendance

    Hardball Talk "Your must-click link of the day is Rob Arthur’s article at Baseball Prospectus in which he analyzed the effect tanking has on attendance. (note: it was originally behind a paywall but it’s now free for everyone, so do go read it). The executive summary can be read..." September 06

  • Worst performances in baseball at every position

    ESPN "It was looking like a bit of slow day on Wednesday, with only 11 games on the slate, but then Joc Pederson continued his tear in the late game. In his final at-bat on Sunday, his three at-bats on Monday and his three on Wednesday (he didn't play Tuesday), Pederson did this: home..." September 05

  • 6 Worst September Collapses in MLB History

    12 Up "The September collapse in the MLB is a special kind of soul-crushing moment. With the playoffs so close, a once mighty teams' own ineptitude forces them to slide out of the playoffs on the way to another anonymous season. These six particular situations have lived on in history as..." September 05

  • Each MLB Team's Biggest Dilemma of the 2019-20 Offseason

    Bleacher Report "Decisions, decisions. Major League Baseball teams have to make them all the time, but perhaps the toughest choices come during the winter. We've gotten ahead of them by pinpointing the biggest dilemma each team will face in the 2019-2020 offseason. These cover difficult calls that..." September 04

  • Report: At least 5 teams interested in recently released Jeremy Jeffress

    The Score "Multiple teams are reportedly interested in free-agent reliever Jeremy Jeffress, who was recently released by the Milwaukee Brewers. The New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, Cincinnati Reds, Tampa Bay Rays, and even the Brewers are considering signing..." September 04

  • 6 Veteran MLB Stars Who Will Leave Their Longtime Teams After 2019

    12 Up "The 2019 MLB campaign is rapidly drawing to a close, with a little less than a month of the regular season left to be played. While there's no doubting the playoffs are shaping up to be a doozy, it's also time to start pondering where some impending free agents will..." September 04

  • Brewers' Craig Counsell rips 'bad umpiring' on crucial strikeout calls

    The Score "Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell was blunt in his postgame assessment of the umpiring during Monday's loss to the Houston Astros. "It's two awful calls. I have to say it," Counsell said, according to Adam McCalvy of "It's the magnitude of..." September 03

  • How MLB's most notable deadline additions are faring with new teams

    The Score "It might be hard to believe, but Major League Baseball's trade deadline passed over a month ago now, and most players are settled into their new digs. With the notable omission of Scooter Gennett, who was released by the San Francisco Giants, let's check in on how all the..." September 03

  • MLB's efforts to speed up play run into reality of modern game: 'It's not going to happen'

    USA Today "First came a limit on mound visits. Then, shortened breaks between innings. Next year, pitchers will be forced to face at least three batters, the better to reduce pitching changes, and some day, Major League Baseball may yet foist a pitch clock on its timeless game. Yet as another..." September 03

  • Christian Yelich on controversial strikeouts: ‘I don’t want to say anything that’s going to get myself fined’

    Sportsnaut "Milwaukee Brewers superstar Christian Yelich was on the wrong end of two questionable strike three calls on Monday. He was pretty diplomatic after the game, but still made his feelings known. Unlike his manager, Yelich didn’t come right out and say that the calls were..." September 03

  • Christian Yelich Is Hitting Like Barry Bonds

    The Ringer "About a year ago, the baseball world was enraptured by Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich and his remarkable breakout season. For years, Yelich had been a solid top-of-the-order guy for the Miami Marlins, a good athlete and talented hitter who came into 2018 with a career..." September 03

  • Differential in Total Home Runs From 2018 and 2019 Triple-A Seasons is Absurd

    12 Up "The insane rate of home runs is not a problem in just the Major League, it has also been an issue in Triple-A. Triple-A players were introduced to the baseballs being used at the MLB level this year, and you can see from the numbers the difference these baseballs made. Juiced..." September 03

  • Yankees Trade J.P. Feyereisen To Brewers

    Brew Crew Ball "Unlike in years’ past, players who signed MLB contracts for the 2019 season cannot be traded after the July 31st deadline. Waiver trades no longer exist, so the only that MLB players can change hands after that is through the waiver claim process or by being released and signed to new..." September 02

  • Brewers Activate Jimmy Nelson, Brent Suter; Designate Aaron Wilkerson, Troy Stokes

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Brewers announced they have reinstated right-hander Jimmy Nelson and left-hander Brent Suter from the 60-day injured list. To create 40-man roster space, the club has designated right-hander Aaron Wilkerson and outfielder Troy Stokes, Jr. for assignment. The club also..." September 01

  • Brewers to release struggling Jeremy Jeffress

    The Score "The Milwaukee Brewers will reportedly release struggling reliever Jeremy Jeffress, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. Rosenthal adds that the initial roster move will be announced as designated for assignment, with the official release of Jeffress to follow. After..." September 01

  • Keston Hiura leaves Friday’s game in fifth inning with left hamstring discomfort

    Brew Crew Ball "Friday started a critical series against the Cubs, as the Brewers look to make a push over the last month of the series. However, that stretch took a tough turn, as one of their best players came out of the game. In the third inning, Keston Hiura collided with Kyle Schwarber to end..." August 31

  • Brewers Place Keston Hiura On IL, Recall Travis Shaw, Ben Gamel

    CBS Sports "The Milwaukee Brewers entered Saturday five games back in the wild card race and six games behind the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Central. If the Brewers are to return to the postseason -- and the odds were already stacked against them -- they'll have to make a run sooner..." August 31

  • 10 Must-Watch Future Stars About to Be Called Up to MLB

    Bleacher Report "The final month of the 2019 MLB season is right around the corner, and with it comes roster expansion from 25 to 40 players. The bulk of September call-ups consist of players who have spent the season shuffling between Triple-A and the majors—the fringe middle..." August 30

  • Five September call-ups that could steal the Show

    USA Today "Five years ago, the Kansas City Royals selected Brandon Finnegan out of Texas Christian University in the first round. About three months later, the left-hander made his Major League Baseball debut against the New York Yankees.  Finnegan went on to make seven postseason..." August 30

  • Danny Coulombe Opts Out Of Brewers Contract

    MLB Trade Rumors "Left-hander Danny Coulombe has exercised a release clause within his minor league deal with the Brewers and is now a free agent, the team announced (Twitter link).  Coulombe signed with Milwaukee back in July, a few weeks after being released from a previous minors contract with the..." August 29

  • Mike Moustakas still sore, questionable for Cubs series "Brewers third baseman Mike Moustakas remained unable to play catch or swing a bat on Wednesday because of a swollen and sore left wrist, leaving him questionable for the start of the next big series against the Cubs on Friday at Wrigley Field. There is no good time for a team to be..." August 28

  • Brewers star Christian Yelich changes walk-up song to 'Roxanne' after tweet defending photo shoot goes viral

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "You weren't expecting the Barenaked Ladies, were you? Milwaukee Brewers star Christian Yelich got the last laugh at Miller Park on Tuesday night by changing his walk-up song to "Roxanne" by the Police when he came to the plate in the first inning against St...." August 28

  • 15 former MLB players who are still playing professional baseball, including Brandon Phillips and Carlos Zambrano

    CBS Sports "The 2019 Minor League Baseball regular season is in its final week of action, and the MLB playoff roster deadline is approaching quickly (Sept. 1). While researching expected September call-ups and searching the list of current free agents, a handful of recognizable names caught our attention..." August 28

  • Shelby Miller Released After Opting Out Of Brewers Contract

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Brewers announced yesterday that righty Shelby Miller has been released. He “exercised the release clause in his contract,” per the announcement. Miller, who is still just 28 years of age despite debuting way back in 2012, had inked a $2MM deal with the..." August 28

  • Each MLB Team's Player Most Likely to Be Traded in Offseason

    Bleacher Report "The Major League Baseball offseason will be here before anyone knows it. And because this winter's crop of free agents looks relatively weak, trades could be all the rage. We've speculated on the most likely player on each team to be traded during the 2019-2020 offseason. We..." August 28

  • 10 injured players who could impact playoff races with September returns, including Luis Severino and Tyler Glasnow

    CBS Sports "This coming Sunday is Sept. 1, which is the day teams can expand their active rosters from 25 players up to 40 players. The September call-up rules will change next year -- teams will only be able to carry up to 28 players -- but, for now, they are the same as always. Up to 40 active players..." August 27

  • 6 MLB September Series With Big Postseason Implications

    The Big Lead "The air may be cooling, but MLB’s playoff races are blazing toward the finish. It’s a shame kids are headed back to school, because there are several big matchups in September that will wind up determining the league’s eight-squad postseason. Put the kids to bed..." August 27