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  • Sizing up the sluggers and betting odds for the 2018 MLB Home Run Derby

    Covers.com "Major League Baseball's annual slugfest goes Monday night at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. If you're one of those people that simply can't take a night off from betting sports - and the WNBA doesn't appeal to you (wait...there are no WNBA games Monday either?!?! Jeez.) -..." July 15

  • Injury-plagued Brewers put Jonathan Villar on DL with thumb injury, recall Brett Phillips

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Beyond needing the all-star break to catch their breath after 20 consecutive days of action, the Brewers need it because of a growing casualty list. Yet another player landed on the 10-day disabled list Sunday when second baseman Jonathan Villar was placed there with a right thumb..." July 15

  • Eric Thames exits game with hamstring tightness

    Hardball Talk "Brewers outfielder Eric Thames was pulled from Friday’s game against the Pirates after experiencing tightness in his right hamstring, per an official team announcement. Thames lasted two full innings on the field and went 0-for-1 against the Pirates’ Nick Kingham before conceding..." July 14

  • Brewers Place Eric Thames, Junior Guerra On DL

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Brewers announced that they’ve placed first baseman/outfielder Eric Thames (right hamstring) and right-hander Junior Guerra (forearm) on the 10-day disabled list. To take their places, the club reinstated left-hander Brent Suter from the DL and recalled infielder Nate Orf from..." July 14

  • Report: Two teams among finalists for Manny Machado

    Larry Brown Sports "The Baltimore Orioles appear to be moving closer to a Manny Machado deal. According to Buster Olney of ESPN, the Orioles are narrowing down their potential Machado trade partners to move closer to a final deal. Among the finalists are the Philadelphia Phillies and Milwaukee Brewers,..." July 14

  • Brewers’ Jesus Aguilar does not believe that HR Derby messes up a player’s swing

    Larry Brown Sports "Jesus Aguilar is not worried about the Home Run Derby potentially derailing his breakout season. The Milwaukee Brewers slugger, who will be participating in next week’s competition at Nationals Park, told reporters on Friday that he does not believe in the theory that the Derby..." July 14

  • Brewers reliever Jeremy Jeffress gets the all-star honor he earned

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "He tried keeping it to himself as much as possible, but Sunday was a tough day for Jeremy Jeffress. The National League all-star team, including the entire pitching staff, was announced, and the Milwaukee Brewers' veteran reliever was left off. Jeffress knew if he wasn't going..." July 13

  • MLB, KBO Reportedly Agree To New Posting System

    MLB Trade Rumors "Major League Baseball and the Korea Baseball Organization have agreed to a revised version of the posting system that allows players who are not yet free-agent eligible to move from the KBO to MLB, according to a report from South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency. The new agreement runs..." July 13

  • Home Run Derby field: Bryce Harper headlines slugging showcase

    USA Today "Washington Nationals outfielder and All-Star Game ambassador Bryce Harper will headline this year's Home Run Derby at Nationals Park in Washington. Joining him for Monday's showcase is a group of sluggers who have hit 150 home runs. Seven of the eight..." July 12

  • Jean Segura and Jesus Aguilar Win MLB All-Star Game Final Vote

    SI "Jean Segura and Jesus Aguilar are going to the Midsummer Classic. The Mariners shortstop and Brewers first baseman were selected for the last roster spots on the National League and American League All-Star teams in the Final Vote. Segura currently has 116 hits this season,..." July 12

  • Brewers unwilling to include prospect Burnes in Machado deal

    The Score "The Milwaukee Brewers are high on right-hander Corbin Burnes. The Brewers are reportedly not willing to part with Burnes in a potential trade for Baltimore Orioles shortstop Manny Machado. The Orioles asked for Burnes as the key piece of a deal, sources told The..." July 11

  • Brewers, Twins in talks around Dozier, Escobar

    ESPN 1500 Twin Cities "The Twins and Brewers have reportedly talked about some trades that could happen before this year’s non-waiver trade deadline at the end of the month. Certainly the Brewers aren’t the only team that the Twins have talked to about that subject. According to MLB.com’s..." July 11

  • Segura, Aguilar lead All-Star Final Vote

    MLB.com "The first update of the Final Vote balloting on Tuesday revealed that two players from up-and-coming contending teams are leading the way in their respective league. With one day of the balloting remaining, Mariners shortstop Jean Segura, who leads his club with a .330 batting average..." July 10

  • Brewers Promote Corbin Burnes, Activate Lorenzo Cain, Place Ryan Braun On DL

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Brewers are set to promote one of the top pitching prospects in baseball, right-hander Corbin Burnes, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel tweets. The team has also activated outfielder Lorenzo Cain from the 10-day disabled list; sent fellow outfielder Ryan Braun and catcher..." July 08

  • Dodgers, Brewers most serious pursuers of Machado

    The Score "Around, around we go, wherever Manny Machado ends up, nobody knows. The Merry-Go-Round of where the Baltimore Orioles shortstop lands prior to the conclusion of July's trade deadline continues to spin and on Sunday, the picture might have become more clear as sources of The..." July 08

  • Phillies, Brewers Suitors for Royals Whit Merrifield

    Bleacher Report "As the July 31 MLB non-waiver trade deadline approaches, the Kansas City Royals will explore all of their options as sellers as they look to build for the future. MLB Network's Jon Morosi reported Saturday that Kansas City second baseman Whit Merrifield has drawn..." July 07

  • Prized LSU baseball recruit Brice Turang signs with Milwaukee Brewers

    The Advocate "A little more than a week ago, LSU baseball coach Paul Mainieiri said it would be an upset if prized recruit Brice Turang picked the Tigers over the Milwaukee Brewers. As Mainieri anticipated, the upset never materialized. With the deadline to sign a pro baseball..." July 06

  • Brewers Designate Eric Sogard For Assignment

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Brewers announced Thursday that they’ve reinstated Tyler Saladino from the 10-day disabled list and created a spot on the active roster by designating struggling second baseman Eric Sogard for assignment. The move leaves Milwaukee’s 40-man roster at a total of 39 players. " July 05

  • Christian Yelich returned to action on Tuesday, and Lorenzo Cain isn't far behind

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The Milwaukee Brewers are moving closer to a return to full strength in the outfield. Christian Yelich made his first appearance in five games on Tuesday afternoon, subbing in on defense in left field in the ninth inning of the Milwaukee Brewers' 2-0 victory..." July 04

  • Brewers Select Nate Orf, Move Nick Franklin To 60-Day DL

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Brewers announced that they’ve selected the contract of infielder Nate Orf from Triple-A Colorado Springs and optioned right-hander Aaron Wilkerson to Triple-A in his place. In order to open a spot for Orf on the 40-man roster, infielder/outfielder Nick Franklin was transferred from..." July 02

  • Blue Jays extensively scouting Brewers' farm system

    The Score "The Toronto Blue Jays have been extensively scouting the Milwaukee Brewers' farm system as the trade deadline draws nearer, a source told Mark Feinsand of MLB.com. At this time of year, scouts are deployed liberally to ensure teams have the most up-to-date information on players..." July 02

  • Brewers option SS Orlando Arcia to Triple-A, recall RHP Aaron Wilkerson

    ESPN "The Milwaukee Brewers optioned struggling shortstop Orlando Arcia to Triple-A Colorado Springs before Sunday's series finale against the Reds. In a corresponding move, Milwaukee recalled right-hander Aaron Wilkerson from Colorado Springs. The 23-year-old Arcia has hit..." July 01

  • Christian Yelich Scores $5.6 Mil Beach House ... With Assist From Mom!

    TMZ "Christian Yelich's mom knocked house hunting for her son out of the park ... 'cause she just helped the Milwaukee Brewers star score a $5.6 MILLION beach house in Malibu!! Alecia Yelich repped her baby boy -- a 26-year-old outfielder -- in the house hunt ... and got $400,000..." July 01

  • Brewers Select Mike Zagurski

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Brewers announced Thursday that they’ve selected the contract of left-handed reliever Mike Zagurski from Triple-A Colorado Springs and optioned right-hander Adrian Houser back to Triple-A in his place. It’s a somewhat remarkable return to the Majors..." June 28

  • Report: MLB working on relaxing shoe restrictions

    Larry Brown Sports "MLB is working on a more relaxed shoe policy after encountering criticism the past few years. Yahoo Sports’ Jeff Passan reports that MLB and the MLBPA are working on changing the league’s footwear policy to allow players the ability to wear cleats with more..." June 28

  • Real or not? The Brewers need to trade for Jacob deGrom

    ESPN "The Milwaukee Brewers should go all-in and trade for Jacob deGrom. The Brewers have made the playoffs four times in their history. It's interesting to note that in each of those years, they made a big trade for a pitcher: • In 2011, they..." June 27

  • Brewers Place Lorenzo Cain On DL, Recall Keon Broxton

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Brewers announced Tuesday that they’ve placed Lorenzo Cain on the 10-day disabled list due to a groin strain and recalled fellow outfielder Keon Broxton from Triple-A Colorado Springs in his place. Cain’s placement on the DL is retroactive to Sunday. Cain, 32, was..." June 26

  • Brewers To Release Boone Logan

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Brewers have requested release waivers on left-hander Boone Logan, as was first reflected on the team’s official transactions page. Assuming he clears, he’ll become a free agent who can explore the market in search of a new opportunity. Logan, 33, opened the..." June 25

  • 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, MLB.com’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

    MLB.com "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

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