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Lucroy Has Nationals On No-Trade List

Feb 1, 2016 4:57 PM

The Washington Nationals are interested in Jonathan Lucroy, but they are one of the eight teams on the catcher's no-trade list, according to a report.

The clause could be a roadblock, but doesn't mean Washington can't work out a deal with the Milwaukee Brewers for Lucroy.

Lucroy is set to earn just $4 million in 2016 with a $5.25 million option for next season.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: Washington Nationals, Milwaukee Brewers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Ryan Braun Making Progress After Back Surgery

Feb 1, 2016 12:56 AM

Ryan Braun said he is making steady progress after offseason back surgery and hopes to be back at 100 percent when the regular season starts for the Brewers in a few months.

For now, Braun said he's about a couple of weeks behind from his typical offseason routine. He said Sunday at the team's winter fan event that he just started swinging a bat last week.

Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Brewers Trade Segura To D-Backs In Five-Player Deal

Jan 30, 2016 8:02 PM

The Brewers traded shortstop Jean Segura and minor league pitcher Tyler Wagner to the Diamondbacks in a five-player deal.

Milwaukee acquired infielder Aaron Hill, right-hander Chase Anderson, shortstop Isan Diaz and cash. The money is to offset Hill's 2016 salary, which is set at $12 million, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.

Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, Arizona Diamondbacks, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

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Austin Jackson Being Pursued By Angels, Brewers, Cubs, Rangers

Jan 22, 2016 9:04 AM

The Los Angeles Angels, Milwaukee Brewers, Chicago Cubs and Texas Rangers are among the teams that have at least some level of interest in Austin Jackson, according to a report.

The Cubs could bring Jackson back "for the right price."

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Tags: Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Milwaukee Brewers, Texas Rangers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Jonathan Lucroy Wants Brewers To Trade Him

Jan 20, 2016 7:22 AM

The Milwaukee Brewers are in the early stages of a rebuilding program and Jonathan Lucroy thinks it would be best for both sides if he were traded.

"I'm not going to sit here and say we're going to compete for the playoffs this year," Lucroy told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. "If I did that, you'd call me a liar. I'd lose credibility and respect.

"I want to win and I don't see us winning in the foreseeable future. I want to go to a World Series. That's what all players want. Rebuilding is not a lot of fun for any veteran guy."

Lucroy has been the subject of trade rumors for several months. His contract includes a $4 million salary in 2016 and $5.25 million club option for 2017.

"Yeah, absolutely. I want to win," he said. "It's not guaranteed that I'm going to win if I am traded. But I'm going to be a 30-year-old catcher (in June). I can't put numbers on how much longer I'm going to play, but as players we want to win. I don't care about the money; I just want to win. That's the bottom line."

Tom Haudricourt/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Brewers Sign Chris Carter

Jan 7, 2016 7:20 AM

The Milwaukee Brewers have signed Chris Carter to a one-year contract worth a reported $2.5 million.

Carter can earn more through performance bonuses.

The deal reunites Carter with David Stearns, who was named the general manager of the Brewers after serving as the assistant GM to Jeff Luhnow with the Houston Astros.

Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors

Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Brewers, Eric Young, Jr. Reach Agreement On Deal

Dec 29, 2015 4:17 PM

The Milwaukee Brewers have agreed to a Minor League contract with Eric Young, Jr.

Young will receive a $1 million salary plus incentives if he makes the big league roster, according to a report.

The 30-year-old spent the 2015 season with the Atlanta Braves and New York Mets, hitting just .153/.217/.247 in 94 Major League plate appearances.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Mat Latos Drawing Interest From Five Teams

Dec 22, 2015 4:51 PM

Five teams have checked on Mat Latos, who is looking to sign a one-year deal in hopes of re-establishing his value.

The Milwaukee Brewers, Baltimore Orioles, Pittsburgh Pirates, Tampa Bay Rays and Kansas City Royals have shown interest in the right-hander.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Kansas City Royals, Milwaukee Brewers, Pittsburgh Pirates, Tampa Bay Rays, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Pirates Acquire Jason Rogers From Brewers

Dec 18, 2015 8:25 AM

The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired Jason Rogers from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for minor league outfielder Keon Broxton and pitcher Trey Supak.

Rogers, 27, hit .296 with four homers and 16 RBIs in 86 games in 2015. He hit .265 with two homers and eight RBIs in 58 plate appearances as a pinch hitter.

Associated Press

Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, Pittsburgh Pirates, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Brewers Sign Will Middlebrooks

Dec 15, 2015 3:12 PM

The Milwaukee Brewers have signed Will Middlebrooks to a Minor League contract.

Middlebrooks, 27, hit .212/.241/.361 in 270 plate appearances for the San Diego Padres in 2015.

Dennis Lin/San Diego Union-Tribune

Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

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Brewers Interested In Pedro Alvarez
Pedro Alvarez, who the Pirates allowed to become a free agent, would take over for recently-traded Adam Lind at first base.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Mariners Send Prospects To Brewers For Adam Lind
The Brewers will receive minor league right-handed pitchers Carlos Herrera, Daniel Missaki and Freddy Peralta.


Mariners, Brewers Close To Adam Lind Deal
It is unknown what Milwaukee would receive in return at this point.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Brewers Acquire Jonathan Villar From Astros
The Brewers have acquired Jonathan Villar from the Astros in exchange for minor league right-hander Cy Sneed.

Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors

Tigers Acquire Francisco Rodriguez From Brewers
Rodriguez tallied 38 saves in 40 chances and had a 2.21 ERA and 62 strikeouts in 57 innings last season for the Brewers.


Brewers Pick Up Adam Lind's Option For 2016
The Brewers have picked up the $8 million team option on Adam Lind's contract for 2016.


Brewers Willing To Listen To Offers On All Players
Jonathan Lucroy could be available, adding depth to the market of stars that could change teams this winter.

Buster Olney/ESPN

Brewers Hire Matt Arnold As Assistant GM
Matt Arnold was formerly the director of player personnel for the Rays.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

Brewers Formulating Wide-Ranging Plan For Offseason
David Stearns, hired as general manager of the Brewers recently, discussed Thursday a wide-ranging and flexible plan for the team's offseason.

Adam McCalvy/MLB

Brewers Hire David Stearns As New GM
David Stearns has been the assistant GM of the Astros for the past three seasons.

Michael Carter-Williams Hits Cameraman With First Pitch
Michael Carter-Williams, point guard for the Milwaukee Bucks, threw out the first pitch at Thursday night's Brewers game.

Patrick Dorsey/ESPN

Brewers To Interview Rays VP Chaim Bloom For GM Role
It was reported last week that the Brewers were expected to ask permission to speak with Bloom.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Brewers Likely To Avoid Free Agent Pitching Market
Kyle Lohse and Matt Garza began the season at the top of Milwaukee's rotation, but they have both pitched their way out of the rotation.

Tom Haudricourt/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Ryan Braun Makes History With Fourth 20/20 Season
Ryan Braun became the 31st player in Major League history to post at least four seasons of 20 home runs and 20 stolen bases when he stole second base on Thursday.

Adam McCalvy/MLB

Francisco Rodriguez, Darren O'Day On Revocable Waivers
Two more bullpen options may be available via trade as the deadline to make a postseason roster nears.

Peter Gammons

Ryan Braun Becomes Milwaukee's HR Leader
Ryan Braun's 252nd home run broke a tie with Hall of Famer Robin Yount.

Associated Press

Brewers Supportive Of Denson's 'Courageous Decision'
The Brewers would welcome David Denson into their Major League clubhouse should he ever make it all the way up from the rookie Pioneer League.


David Denson Comes Out As First Gay Active Player
Brewers Minor Leaguer David Denson has become the first openly gay active player on a team affiliated with Major League Baseball.

Associated Press

Brewers Looking For Young, Analytical GM
Jon Heyman of CBS Sports lists John Coppolella (Braves), Thad Levine (Rangers), Dave Forst (A's), Michael Girsch (Cardinals), Billy Eppler (Yankees) and Mike Hazen (Red Sox) and Jerry Dipoto as possi

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Braun's 250th HR One Shy Of Yount's Record
Ryan Braun hit the 250th home run of his career on Wednesday, one shy of Hall of Famer Robin Yount's Brewers record.

Adam McCalvy/MLB

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