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  • Travis Shaw Nearing Rehab Assignment

    MLB Trade Rumors "Injured Brewers third baseman Travis Shaw is slated to begin a rehab assignment Wednesday, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports. Shaw has been on the injured list since May 14 because of a wrist issue. Shaw’s injury led to the promotion of highly touted second base prospect Keston..." May 20

  • Jimmy Nelson made his best minor-league rehab start yet on Friday night

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Jimmy Nelson's third minor-league rehab start was a resounding success. The right-hander threw 86 pitches over 5? shutout innings in helping Class AAA San Antonio beat the visiting Memphis Redbirds – the top affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals – 5-3 on Friday..." May 19

  • Brewers’ SP Chase Anderson activated off IL, will start on Saturday

    Sportsnaut "As the Milwaukee Brewers continue to fight for positioning in the N.L. Central, their efforts will be boosted thanks to the return of one of their top pitchers. Milwaukee is activating right-handed pitcher Chase Anderson off the 10-day injured list after he missed two weeks with a..." May 18

  • Brewers To Place Manny Pina On IL, Recall Jacob Nottingham

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Brewers announced after last night’s game that catcher Manny Pina will be headed to the 10-day injured list with a hamstring injury. He’ll be replaced on the active roster by fellow receiver Jacob Nottingham, per MLB.com’s Adam McCalvy (via..." May 16

  • Brewers To Designate Cory Spangenberg; Travis Shaw Likely Headed To IL

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Brewers appear to have lined up roster moves to accommodate the promotion of second baseman Keston Hiura. Milwaukee will designate utilityman Cory Spangenberg for assignment, per an announcement from the club’s San Antonio affiliate. And it appears likely..." May 14

  • Report: Brewers to call up infielder Keston Hiura

    WTMJ "The Milwaukee Brewers are appearing to make a move to potentially give their offense a boost after the struggles of Travis Shaw at second base. Robert Murray of The Athletic reports that the Brewers are calling up Keston Hiura. He has parts of three seasons in the..." May 14

  • Madison Bumgarner Putting Contenders on His No-Trade List is Freaking Brilliant

    12 Up "Madison Bumgarner is paving his own path, whether the San Francisco Giants like it or not. The Giants are a once-proud veteran group rotting from within, and the question is not if, but when they'll want to sell off their prominent pieces in the next few seasons. With July..." May 12

  • Madison Bumgarner’s reported no-trade list revealed

    Mass Live "The Red Sox are among the eight teams on Giants left-hander Madison Bumgarner’s no-trade list, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. Bumgarner can block any trade to the Sox, Braves, Cubs, Astros, Brewers, Yankees, Phillies or Cardinals. Bumgarner, who is a free agent..." May 11

  • Brewers Select Burch Smith, Designate Jay Jackson

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Brewers have selected right-hander Burch Smith from Triple-A San Antonio, designated righty Jay Jackson for assignment and optioned righty Taylor Williams, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com tweets. Smith will provide pitching depth in the wake of the Brewers’ 18-inning marathon..." May 05

  • Insane stat shows how much Christian Yelich likes hitting at home

    Larry Brown Sports "Christian Yelich is off to a scorching start at the plate this season, and there may be no player in baseball who enjoys hitting in his home ballpark more than the Milwaukee Brewers star. After missing several games with a back injury, Yelich returned to the starting lineup on Sunday..." May 05

  • Brewers' Lorenzo Cain exits after getting hit in hand

    CBS Sports "Cain left Sunday's game against the Mets after getting hit in the hand by a pitch, Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. The severity of the issue should become clear following further tests. " May 05

  • Yelich returns to lineup after weeklong absence

    MLB.com "Brewers star Christian Yelich is back in Milwaukee’s starting lineup today as the club aims for a three-game sweep of the Mets at Miller Park. First pitch is scheduled for 2:10 p.m. ET. Yelich is batting second and manning his customary right-field spot in his first start in a..." May 05

  • Brewers Outright Alex Wilson, Jake Petricka

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Brewers have outrighted right-handed relievers Alex Wilson and Jake Petricka, per a club announcement. Both were designated for assignment recently. Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel suggests on Twitter that the veteran hurlers will accept their assignments to..." May 01

  • Josh Fields Opts Out Of Brewers Contract

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Brewers announced Tuesday that righty Josh Fields has been released from their Triple-A affiliate in San Antonio. Per Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel (on Twitter), Fields exercised the April 30 opt-out clause in the minor league deal he signed with Milwaukee last..." April 30

  • Attendance drops for 12 MLB teams, as loss of gate takes on more permanent look

    USA Today "Major League Baseball’s attendance problem is not going away, as a significant dip in 2018 has endured into the new season – even with better weather and a boost from some big-name stars on the move. As the game’s worst part of the calendar comes to a close, 12 of 30..." April 30

  • MLB seeing continued surge in home runs

    Hardball Talk "With a home run on Monday or Tuesday night, Cody Bellinger will enter May with 15 home runs, which would be a record. Currently, Bellinger and Christian Yelich this season have joined Albert Pujols (2006) and Álex Rodríguez (2007) as the only players..." April 30

  • YouTube Scores MLB 13-Game Package With Exclusive Rights in U.S., Canada

    Variety "YouTube, in its biggest swing yet at the sports-media biz, landed a deal with Major League Baseball to live-stream 13 games during the 2019 season worldwide — free for viewers to watch and available exclusively through YouTube in the U.S., Canada and Puerto..." April 30

  • Brewers Select Jay Jackson, Designate Alex Wilson

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Brewers have selected the contract of right-hander Jay Jackson from Triple-A San Antonio and opened a spot on the roster by designating right-hander Alex Wilson for assignment, per a club announcement. The Brewers also placed righty Aaron Wilkerson on the 10-day injured list due to a left..." April 29

  • Brewers' Christian Yelich leaves game with back issue

    WTMJ "The Milwaukee Brewers' reigning MVP had to leave Sunday's game against the New York Mets after a back injury. The Brewers announced that Christian Yelich left their contest in New York during the fifth inning with what the team described as "lower back..." April 28

  • Mets Fan “Accidentally” Showers Ryan Braun With Beer Trying To Catch Home Run Ball

    Total Pro Sports "If someone told you an opposing player got doused with beer at Citi Field, you would automatically think that a fan did it on purpose. This was not the case on this day. On Sunday, the New York Mets were taken on the Milwaukee Brewers when a long fly ball came out to the warning track..." April 28

  • Brewers' Christian Yelich ties MLB record with 14th home run before May 1st

    SI "A home run record is a home run record, regardless of where those dingers are hit. It’s rather amusing, though, that Christian Yelich’s record-tying 14th homer before May 1 was his first road tater of the year. As if it wasn’t enough for the reigning National League..." April 28

  • Brewers option Tyler Saladino, DFA Jake Petricka for Junior Guerra, Gio Gonzalez

    Brew Crew Ball "With the Gio Gonzalez signing now official, a pair of roster moves needed to be made before Saturday night’s game against the New York Mets to get him on both the 25-man and 40-man rosters and make room for the returning Junior Guerra. The Brewers went with the obvious moves,..." April 27

  • Brewers reportedly the favorite to sign Gio Gonzalez

    Larry Brown Sports "Gio Gonzalez is said to be drawing interest from multiple teams since he was granted his release from the New York Yankees this week, and the Milwaukee Brewers May be at the top of the list of potential suitors for the left-hander. Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported on a Wednesday..." April 24

  • Brewers To Sign Gio Gonzalez

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Brewers have agreed to a deal with lefty Gio Gonzalez, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic (via Twitter). He’ll earn $2MM for his work the rest of the season with up to $2MM more in available incentives. Gonzalez, who recently moved to CAA Baseball, triggered an..." April 24

  • Brewers send Adrian Houser back to Triple-A, call up Tyler Saladino

    Brew Crew Ball "It turns out Adrian Houser’s stay in the Milwaukee Brewers rotation was a short one. The Brewers sent down the young right-hander today after his 4+ inning start that saw him give up 5 runs on 9 hits Monday night. They’ll likely figure out who ends up taking..." April 23

  • MLB is not the authority on a black player’s ownership of the N-word

    SB Nation "On April 19, Major League Baseball suspended Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson for one game, following his emphatic bat flip against Kansas City Royals pitcher Brad Keller two days earlier. Keller had retaliated by hitting Anderson with a pitch in..." April 23

  • Christian Yelich’s start makes Kris Bryant’s that much tougher to watch for Cubs

    Chicago Sun-Times "It’s one thing for the Cubs’ Kris Bryant to be slumping. It’s another for him to be slumping while the Brewers’ Christian Yelich is setting the world on fire. There’s no way Bryant can hide his .230 batting average or his one lonesome home run. Not in..." April 23

  • Brewers to recall Jake Petricka, accompanying roster move unclear, per report

    Brew Crew Ball "The Milwaukee Brewers will need to make a roster move today to bring scheduled starter Adrian Houser to the big leagues so he can take the ball against St. Louis. But according to Robert Murray of The Athletic, Houser won’t be the only arm joining the team from Triple-A San..." April 22

  • Four Solid Landing Spots for Gio Gonzalez

    The Big Lead "Gio Gonzalez opted out of his contract with the Yankees over the weekend, making himself the hottest starting pitcher on the market right now (sorry, Dallas Keuchel). With a career 3.69 ERA, Gonzalez isn’t going to make or break a contender’s chances, but he can come in..." April 22

  • Christian Yelich on historic pace with hot home run start

    Larry Brown Sports "Christian Yelich has been nothing short of spectacular to start the season, and really, going back to the end of last season too. He is swinging such a hot home run bat that he is on a historic pace early in the season. Yelich homered twice on Saturday against the Los Angeles Dodgers...." April 21

  • Brewers Option Corbin Burnes

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Brewers have optioned struggling right-hander Corbin Burnes to Triple-A, per MLB.com’s Adam McCalvy (via Twitter). Also heading down is reliever Jake Petricka, with Alex Wilson and Donnie Hart added to the active roster to take the openings. Burnes, 24, impressed in a relief..." April 19

  • Who is Alex Verdugo? Remember the name of the Dodgers outfielder

    Sporting News "The Brewers and Dodgers are facing off for the second time this season after matching up in the NLCS last year, and if Game 1 of this weekend's series is any indication, it will be fun every time these teams are on the same field. These games will also likely need heroes to pull..." April 19

  • Struggling MLB Players Already in Danger of Getting Benched

    Bleacher Report "Midway through April, we're still in the very early stages of the 2019 MLB season. However, for players who are off to particularly terrible starts, it might already be time for teams to start weighing their potential replacement options. Whether it's a young player..." April 19

  • After another rough outing, Corbin Burnes could be headed for timeout from the Brewers rotation

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Craig Counsell did not guarantee Corbin Burnes another start. Asked if the struggling young right-hander would remain in the rotation after another rough outing Wednesday against St. Louis, the Milwaukee Brewers manager did not say yes. “I think we’re going to..." April 18

  • Brewers Activate Jeremy Jeffress, Place Freddy Peralta On 10-Day IL

    MLB Trade Rumors "As expected, the Brewers have activated reliever Jeremy Jeffress from the injured list. He had opened the year on a rehab assignment while rebuilding arm strength. That’s good news for the pen, but the club surprisingly announced another shoulder ailment that impacts the..." April 16

  • Cardinals Tried and Failed Repeatedly to Trade for Christian Yelich Before Brewers Swiped Him

    12 Up "After the reigning NL MVP pounded out his fifth, sixth, and seventh home runs of the season against the St. Louis Cardinals last night, Cardinals fans probably thought things couldn't get any worse. Unfortunately, Christian Yelich's wrath followed, even after they..." April 16

  • Stunning study shows MLB umps got 32K calls wrong in 2018

    Sportsnaut "If you’re a proponent of robot umps taking over at the MLB level, then a new study put together by graduate students at Boston University will strengthen your stance. The information garnered by this study, which evaluated nearly four million pitches over the span of..." April 16

  • Christian Yelich homers three times, drives in seven runs vs. Cardinals

    Hardball Talk "Reigning NL MVP Christian Yelich powered the Brewers to a 10-7 win over the Cardinals on Monday night. The outfielder hit a pair of three-run homers and a solo shot, driving in seven runs. Yelich’s first homer came in the second inning off of Dakota Hudson,..." April 16

  • Brewers Acquire David Freitas From Mariners

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Brewers and Mariners have made a trade, per a Mariners team announcement. The Brewers will acquire catcher David Freitas from Seattle in exchange for minor league pitcher Sal Biasi. Freitas will report to Triple-A with his new team. " April 14

  • Brewers P Corbin Burnes matches unwanted record

    Larry Brown Sports "Corbin Burnes tied a record on Friday night, but it’s not the sort of one he would want. The Milwaukee Brewers starter surrendered three home runs for the third straight start, which matches a record, according to Baseball-Reference.com. Burnes is a former fourth-round..." April 13

  • The IRS gives baseball teams a break

    Hardball Talk "April 15 is quickly approaching so here’s one for all the tax nerds out there: the IRS issued new guidance today that will give professional sports teams some relief from a new twist presented by the tax law enacted in 2017. The relevant provision related to how businesses are..." April 11

  • Forbes: Yankees remain baseball's most valuable team at $4.6B, $1.3B more than Dodgers

    Yahoo! Sports "The New York Yankees are the most valuable team in Major League Baseball, according to Forbes’ list of team values released Wednesday. If there’s déjà vu you’re feeling, it’s because the Yankees have sat atop the rankings every year Forbes..." April 10

  • The three-batter minimum is coming to MLB in 2020, and some relievers are opposed to the rule change

    CBS Sports "One of baseball's recent true norths -- to invent a plural form -- is that commissioner Rob Manfred will tinker at the margins in order to improve pace of play, at least notionally, and re-calibrate a game that, according to sturdy consensus, has become too infested with..." April 09

  • Trump's scuttling of MLB-Cuba deal means defections, human trafficking will continue

    USA Today "So much for Cuban players not having to defect to play in the majors. When the Trump administration abruptly cancelled Major League Baseball’s landmark agreement with the Cuban Baseball Federation, it guaranteed the dangerous practice will continue. Players..." April 09

  • Christian Yelich tips cap to Mike Trout after being robbed of home run

    Larry Brown Sports "Christian Yelich had nothing else to do but tip his cap after being bested by his fellow MVP on Monday night. Yelich drove a pitch from Los Angeles Angels starter Trevor Cahill deep to center to lead off the top of the third. Trout went back and robbed Yelich of a potential home..." April 09

  • Scott Boras calls young players’ contract extensions “snuff contracts”

    Hardball Talk "Mid-February marked the beginning of contract extension season in baseball. Since February 13, 25 contract extensions have been signed, notably by many young players including Ronald Acuña Jr., Blake Snell, and Eloy Jiménez. Acuña Jr. and Snell were last year’s..." April 08

  • Brewers Claim Donnie Hart

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Brewers have claimed southpaw Donnie Hart off waivers from the Dodgers, per a club announcement. Milwaukee moved righty Bobby Wahl to the 60-day injured list to create roster space. Hart was optioned to Triple-A to begin his tenure with the Brewers..." April 04

  • In essence, Brewers reliever Josh Hader has told hitters, 'Here is my fastball. Try to hit it.'

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "When Josh Hader threw a second-pitch changeup to Cincinnati’s Jose Iglesias leading off the bottom of the ninth inning Tuesday night at Great American Ball Park, it was a momentous occasion, and not merely because the Milwaukee Brewers’ sensational relief pitcher seldom throws one..." April 04

  • MLB.com has inexplicably made it more difficult to find, watch, and share highlights

    Awful Announcing "I was taken aback this week when I attempted to watch highlights on MLB.com. For some reason, they got rid of the damn search bar. It’s absurd. Previously, if you clicked on the videos tab, you would see a page of the most popular recent videos, with an easy to..." April 03

  • What we mean when we say $100 million is a ‘bargain’

    Hardball Talk "The first response I usually get to a post like our post about the Ronald Acuña Jr. extension — a post which notes that the Braves are getting an extraordinary bargain for a supremely talented player — is “So what? It’s their choice? No one forced them..." April 02