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  • Why Christian Yelich has taken over the NL MVP race and deserves to win the award

    CBS Sports "The National League MVP race seems to have a different frontrunner every week. And without the type of dominant season we've had from a household name the past three years -- Giancarlo Stanton, Kris Bryant and Bryce Harper -- it makes sense that several players have..." September 21

  • Lorenzo Cain wants to play through rib injury

    Larry Brown Sports "Lorenzo Cain left Tuesday’s loss to the Cincinnati Reds because of an intercostal injury, but he wants to play through it. The Milwaukee Brewers center fielder was 0-for-2 with a strikeout in the game. Manager Craig Counsell said he removed Cain from the game because he did not..." September 19

  • San Antonio Missions announce new Major League Baseball partner "The San Antonio Missions on Tuesday announced their new Major League Baseball partner to kick off the team's Triple-A era in 2019. The Missions agreed to partner with the Milwaukee Brewers through 2020. The Colorado Springs Sky Sox will..." September 18

  • Corbin Burnes up to the challenge of pitching key relief innings in Brewers' playoff chase

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "There was no way Corbin Burnes saw this season coming. When the 23-year-old right-hander began the season in the starting rotation at Class AAA Colorado Springs, he wasn’t on the Milwaukee Brewers’ 40-man roster. Burnes did get his first experience in big-league spring..." September 14

  • MLB Must End Teams Purposely Keeping Out Baseball's Biggest Phenoms

    Bleacher Report "One of Major League Baseball's latest controversies calls to mind a bit from the 2009 Star Trek, in which Dr. McCoy offers words of wisdom to Mr. Spock. "You know, back home we have a saying: 'If you're gonna ride in the Kentucky Derby, you don't leave your..." September 14

  • Which MLB contender has the best postseason starting rotation?

    USA Today "Here’s a thing I made for you to argue about online: Trying to predict the outcome of any short MLB postseason series is a fool’s errand. As noted frequently in this space around this time of year every year, it would take a best-of-269-game series to determine, with..." September 11

  • MLB, MLBPA announce Japan All-Star Series participants

    Hardball Talk "For over 100 years, off and on — more off than on, actually — major leaguers have traveled to Japan for all-star barnstorming series of one form or another. The tradition will continue this November and this morning MLB and the MLBPA announced many of the participants in the series,..." September 10

  • Brewers MVP candidate Christian Yelich lets Twitter trash talk get under his skin

    Chicago Tribune "Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich has launched himself into National League MVPconsideration with a sizzling second half, but the Cubs are one team that’s managed to hold him in check. Yelich enters Monday’s three-game showdown..." September 10

  • Madison Bumgarner denies throwing at Ryan Braun intentionally

    Larry Brown Sports "Madison Bumgarner denied throwing at Ryan Braun intentionally despite hitting him with a pitch that led to benches clearing between the Milwaukee Brewers and San Francisco Giants on Sunday. Bumgarner threw two pitches high and/or inside on Braun in a row during the bottom of the sixth..." September 09

  • Frustration over reaction to off-day boils over for Christian Yelich

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "National League most valuable player candidate Christian Yelich was back in the lineup Friday as the Milwaukee Brewers opened a three-game weekend series with the San Francisco Giants at Miller Park. But before the game he was incredulous having to explain why he was out of the..." September 07

  • Early signs have been encouraging since Corey Knebel rejoined Brewers' relief corps

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "When Corey Knebel returned from a 10-day “break” from pitching in the major leagues, Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell wasted no time getting the former closer into action. Knebel pitched on his first day back with the club. And the second day. And the third..." September 06

  • Cole Hamels scoffs at a Brewers-Cubs rivalry based on ticket sales

    Hardball Talk "The Brewers beat the Cubs yesterday and the clubs face off five more times in the next eight days. With Milwaukee four games back of Chicago, the outcome of these two series will most likely determine the NL Central. Basically, the Brewers need to take most if not all of these games to have a..." September 04

  • Brewers Recall Two, Outright Nick Franklin

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Brewers announced that they’ve recalled a pair of pitchers – right-handers Zach Davies and Corey Knebel – and reinstated infielder/outfielder Nick Franklin from the 60-day disabled list. The team subsequently outrighted Franklin to Triple-A Colorado..." September 02

  • Brewers recall Zach Davies, 2017 All-Star Corey Knebel

    Yardbarker "The Brewers announced that they’ve recalled a pair of pitchers – right-handers Zach Davies and Corey Knebel – and reinstated infielder/outfielder Nick Franklin from the 60-day disabled list. The team subsequently outrighted Franklin to Triple-A Colorado..." September 02

  • Brewers Designate Aaron Brooks, Jake Thompson

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Brewers announced tonight that they have designated right-handed pitchers Aaron Brooks and Jake Thompson. Their roster spots went to just-acquired veterans Gio Gonzalez and Curtis Granderson. Neither of these hurlers has thrown a pitch in the majors for the Brewers. Brooks had..." September 01

  • Blue Jays agree to trade Curtis Granderson to Brewers

    Sportsnet "The Blue Jays have agreed to trade Curtis Granderson to the Milwaukee Brewers. In exchange for Granderson, the Blue Jays received Demi Orimoloye, a minor-league outfielder from Orleans, Ont. Granderson continues to offer power from the left side even at the age of 37, so he..." September 01

  • Gio Gonzalez Reportedly Traded from Nationals to Brewers

    Bleacher Report "The Washington Nationals reportedly agreed to trade starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez to the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday, according to The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal. " August 31

  • Brewers acquire left-handed reliever Xavier Cedeño in trade with Chicago White Sox

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The Brewers made a move to strengthen their well-used bullpen Friday when they traded for Chicago White Sox left-handed reliever Xavier Cedeño. In exchange for Cedeño, the Brewers traded two players from their rookie club in Helena,..." August 31

  • Backlash rightfully growing over service time manipulation by MLB teams

    CBS Sports "The subject of service time manipulation is one we've been talking about for years. The biggest case in recent memory was Kris Bryant with the Cubs in 2015. Remember? Bryant was sent to Triple-A Iowa to start the 2015 season, despite all the evidence in the..." August 30

  • After long winter, slow starts, MLB's frozen-out free agents still mad: 'It was ridiculous'

    USA Today "Alex Cobb and Lance Lynn are well-paid Major League Baseball players, a group that prides itself on accountability and generally loathes excuse-making. Yet the two right-handed starting pitchers also are unwilling members of a fraternity formed last winter, when baseball’s free..." August 28

  • MLB power shift has managers' salaries in free fall

    USA Today "Joe Maddon helped lead the Chicago Cubs to the Holy Grail of sports, with a consistent level of success they haven’t seen in a century, but there are whispers his job could be in jeopardy if they don’t play deep into October.  Houston..." August 27

  • Brewers Claim Matt Harvey On Revocable Waivers; No Agreement Reached Yet

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Brewers are the team that placed the winning claim on Reds right-hander Matt Harvey on Wednesday, reports Jon Heyman of Fancred (via Twitter). They’ve yet to agree to a trade with the Reds, it seems, though there’s still time to do so before waivers on Harvey expire..." August 24

  • Brewers reportedly claimed Matt Harvey on trade waivers, but were unable to work out a deal before deadline

    CBS Sports "Trade waiver season is in full swing -- Daniel Murphy and Matt Adams were joined different teams earlier this week -- and it appeared Reds righty Matt Harvey would be the next player on the move. That is no longer the case. According to multiple..." August 24

  • Brewers Option Corey Knebel, Zach Davies

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Brewers have optioned righties Corey Knebel and Zach Davies, per the transactions page. (H/t’s Adam McCalvy & Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel; Twitter links.) Davies had been on a rehab assignment following an extended..." August 24

  • Brewers hope getting Matt Albers off DL is step toward restoring bullpen dominance

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The Brewers took a step toward getting their bullpen whole again Wednesday by activating Matt Albers from the 10-day disabled list. To make room for Albers on their roster, the Brewers optioned outfielder Keon Broxton to Class A Wisconsin. Broxton was assigned to..." August 23

  • Lorenzo Cain believes Cardinals intentionally threw at him

    Larry Brown Sports "Lorenzo Cain was not happy with his division rivals on Saturday night. In the top of the first inning of his team’s eventual 7-2 loss to the NL Central foe St. Louis Cardinals, the Milwaukee Brewers outfielder was drilled by a pitch from Cardinals starter Miles Mikolas and..." August 19

  • Brewers better hope this was the low point because they need to reverse course very soon

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "It can be dangerous to label any one particular game the low point of the season for a team, because you never know if something worse lies ahead. But the Brewers better hope Saturday night was their low point, and it can only get better from there. That’s how..." August 19

  • Eric Thames exits game with right knee soreness

    Hardball Talk "Brewers outfielder Eric Thames made an early exit from Friday’s game against the Cardinals after colliding with Lorenzo Cain on an outfield catch in the first inning. According to an official report, he has been diagnosed with right knee soreness and is presumably day-to-day for the time..." August 18

  • Why Mookie Betts deserves the AL MVP amidst a crowded field packed with deserving

    CBS Sports "We here at CBS Sports have spent the week analyzing all of baseball's award races. Today, we'll conclude our series by dissecting the American League Most Valuable Player Award. As you probably know, there a a lot of capable candidates. Let's get to it. Mookie..." August 17

  • Brewers pitcher Jimmy Nelson 'unlikely' to return from shoulder surgery this season

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "With just over six weeks remaining in the season, the likelihood of Jimmy Nelson being able to pitch at all for the Milwaukee Brewers in 2018 has all but disappeared. General manager David Stearns said prior to Wednesday's game against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field..." August 15

  • Brewers Acquire Jake Thompson, Designate Alec Asher

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Brewers have acquired right-hander Jake Thompson from the Phillies in exchange for cash, the Phillies announced Tuesday. Right-hander Alec Asher has been designated for assignment to open roster space, and the Brewers have optioned Thompson to Triple-A, per an announcement of their..." August 14

  • The Brewers are in prime wild-card position but still urgently need help in the rotation

    CBS Sports "The Milwaukee Brewers entered Tuesday tied with the Philadelphia Phillies for the right to host the National League Wild Card Game and two up on the St. Louis Cardinals. Milwaukee has the fourth-highest playoff odds in the NL, with a 61 percent chance of making the postseason, per..." August 14

  • It's not easy to lose a game when you collect 19 hits, but Brewers managed to do it

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "You can say a team should never lose a nine-inning game when it collects 19 hits and you’d probably be right but there were so many reasons why it wasn’t enough Sunday for the Brewers. The main issue was the starting pitcher going only four innings. Manager Craig Counsell..." August 13

  • Brewers Claim Ariel Hernandez

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Brewers announced today that they have claimed right-hander Ariel Hernandezoff waivers from the Dodgers. He had been designated for assignment recently. Hernandez worked at 98.1 mph with his fastball and produced a 12.6% swinging-strike rate in 24 1/3 MLB frames last year..." August 07

  • Brewers outfield prospect Corey Ray flexing his muscle at the plate

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "It was Corey Ray's all-around game that led the Milwaukee Brewers to select the speedy outfielder sixth overall out of the University of Louisville in June of 2016. A little more than two years later, Ray is living up to his billing while far surpassing expectations..." August 07

  • Padres allow Tyson Ross, Jordan Lyles to join Cardinals, Brewers off waivers

    CBS Sports "The San Diego Padres pitching staff will have a different look heading forward. That's because on Sunday the Padres decided to allow both Tyson Ross and Jordan Lyles to join contenders. Ross and Lyles were each claimed on trade waivers. Rather than work out a deal or pull..." August 05

  • Brewers Claim Jordan Lyles

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Brewers have claimed right-hander Jordan Lyles off waivers from the Padres, Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune tweets. San Diego has decided to let Lyles go, Acee adds. " August 05

  • With Schoop and Moustakas in tow, here's how the Brewers might align their infield

    CBS Sports "The Milwaukee Brewers entered the trade deadline needing rotation help. Instead, they created an infield logjam by acquiring Mike Moustakas and Jonathan Schoop in separate deals. What do the Brewers intend to do all those infielders? Let's sort it out, position by position. Keep..." August 01

  • Lorenzo Cain defends Brewers’ pitching staff against critics

    Larry Brown Sports "The Milwaukee Brewers have had one of the best pitching staffs in baseball this season, but many people think it’s only a matter of time before they implode. Lorenzo Cain doesn’t know what those people are talking about. The Brewers pursued starting pitchers at the trade..." August 01

  • Orioles trade Kevin Gausman, Darren O'Day to Braves; Jonathan Schoop to Brewers

    Baltimore Sun "At Tuesday’s nonwaiver trade deadline, the Orioles took their rebuild to the next step of moving players who are controllable beyond this season. The Orioles first sent right-hander Kevin Gausman with injured reliever Darren O’Day to the Atlanta Braves and then traded..." July 31

  • Dodger Stadium power outage was caused by balloon

    Yardbarker "The Milwaukee Brewers and Los Angeles Dodgers experienced an unexpected 20-minute delay in their game on Monday night due to a power outage, and an investigation has determined the cause. Hold onto your balloons, people. On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Department of Water &..." July 31

  • Braves’ broadcaster blasts “unprofessional” Dodgers for batting practice attire, Dave Roberts fires back

    Awful Announcing "For reasons unbeknownst to man, sports columnists and broadcasters often seem to deliver some spicy takes on athletes’ attire, and Atlanta Braves’ TV analyst Joe Simpson brought those in force on the Fox Sports South broadcast of their game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday...." July 29

  • Brewers Designate Brad Miller

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Brewers have designated infielder Brad Miller, per a team announcement. The move was made to make room for the newly-acquired Mike Moustakas on the active roster. At the same time, the club reinstated right-handed reliever Matt Albers from the 10-day disabled list and optioned outfielder..." July 28

  • Brewers, Orioles holding “serious discussions”

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Brewers and Orioles are “engaged in serious discussions,” per Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic (via Twitter), though the precise focus of the chatter remains unclear. He does suggest that the sides could be negotiating over second bagger Jonathan Schoop and/or starter Kevin..." July 28

  • Royals send slugger Mike Moustakas to Brewers

    ESPN "The Kansas City Royals have traded former All-Star slugger Mike Moustakas to the Milwaukee Brewers for minor league outfielder Brett Phillips and minor league pitcher Jorge Lopez. A key member of the Royals' 2015 World Series championship team, he became a free agent after last..." July 28

  • Mets talking Asdrubal Cabrera, Zack Wheeler trade with Brewers

    Larry Brown Sports "The New York Mets are sellers at the trade deadline and looking to trade a few more pieces. According to The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal, the Mets have talked with the Milwaukee Brewers about trading Asdrubal Cabrera and Zack Wheeler. Jon Morosi also reported on Thursday..." July 27

  • Report: Brewers, Reds talking Matt Harvey trade

    Larry Brown Sports "Matt Harvey may be going from the bottom of the NL Central to near the top. Jon Morosi of MLB Network reported on Thursday that the Cincinnati Reds and the Milwaukee Brewers are engaged in “ongoing” trade talks on the former All-Star pitcher. The Reds are..." July 27

  • Brewers acquire Joakim Soria from the White Sox

    Hardball Talk "The Brewers have bolstered their already strong bullpen by acquiring righty reliever Joakim Soria from the White Sox for lefty Kodi Medeiros and righty Wilber Perez. Soria has a 2.56 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, and 49/10 K/BB ratio in 38.2 innings as the White Sox’ closer this..." July 26

  • Mets have discussed Zack Wheeler trade with Brewers

    SNY TV "The Mets have discussed a trade that would send Zack Wheeler to the Brewers, reports SNY's Andy Martino, who notes the Mets have discussed Wheeler with "many" teams. There is heavy interest in Wheeler according to Martino, who says the sense among those..." July 26

  • Brewers' Zach Davies slated to undergo an MRI

    Yardbarker "The Brewers have received some poor news of late on the health of their rotation. Righty Zach Davies is slated to undergo an MRI,’s Adam McCalvy tweets, rather than embarking on a rehab assignment as had been planned. Davies hit the DL with rotator cuff inflammation..." July 25