The first-place Milwaukee Brewers added a veteran bat Sunday when they claimed catcher Stephen Vogt off waivers from the Oakland Athletics, the team announced.
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Keon Broxton clubbed a massive home run on Thursday against the St. Louis Cardinals, the longest home run ever hit at the current incarnation of Busch Stadium.
Broxton's blast traveled 489 feet. The previous record was a 477-foot bomb by Brandon Moss last season.
The home run was the second-longest among all Major Leaguers this season. Aaron Judge hit a 495-foot blast last weekend.
The first round of the 2017 Major League Baseball draft was held on Monday night with a lot of young talent coming off the board early. Here are the full results from the first round:
- Twins — Royce Lewis, SS, JSerra Catholic HS (California)
- Reds — Hunter Greene, RHP/SS, Notre Dame HS (California)
- Padres — MacKenzie Gore, LHP, Whiteville HS (North Carolina)
- Rays — Brendan McKay, 1B/LHP, Louisville
- Braves — Kyle Wright, RHP, Vanderbilt
- Athletics — Austin Beck, OF, North Davidson HS (North Carolina)
- Diamondbacks — Pavin Smith, 1B, Virginia
- Phillies — Adam Haseley, OF, Virginia
- Brewers — Keston Hiura, 2B, UC Irvine
- Angels — Jordan Adell, OF, Ballard HS (Kentucky)
- White Sox — Jake Burger, 3B, Missouri State
- Pirates — Shane Baz, RHP, Concordia Lutheran HS (Texas)
- Marlins — Trevor Rogers, LHP, Carlsbad HS (New Mexico)
- Royals — Nick Pratto, 1B, Huntington Beach HS (California)
- Astros —J.B. Bukauskas, RHP, North Carolina
- Yankees — Clarke Schmidt, RHP, South Carolina
- Mariners — Evan White, 1B, Kentucky
- Tigers — Alex Faedo, RHP, Florida
- Giants — Heliot Ramos, OF, Leadership Christian Academy (Puerto Rico)
- Mets — David Peterson, LHP, Oregon
- Orioles — D.L. Hall, LHP, Valdosta HS (Georgia)
- Blue Jays — Logan Warmoth, SS, North Carolina
- Dodgers — Jeren Kendall, OF, Vanderbilt
- Red Sox — Tanner Houck, RHP, Missouri
- Nationals — Seth Romero, LHP, Houston
- Rangers — Bubba Thompson, OF, McGill-Toolen Catholic HS (Alabama)
- Cubs — Brendon Little, LHP, State College of Florida
Ryan Braun is expected to be headed back to the 10-day disabled list, just days after the Milwaukee Brewers activated him.
Braun left Thursday's game because of left calf tightness. He had just returned on Sunday after battling a left calf strain.
"It's the calf again, and he's most likely headed to the DL again," Craig Counsell said.
Braun made a running catch of a fly ball to left in the third inning, and then Jesus Aguilar pinch hit for him in the fourth.
"Same calf, same situation," Braun said. "I knew when I came back that I wasn't at 100 percent, but it was good enough that I was optimistic I'd be able to work through it. It just kind of grabbed on me when I ran to catch that popup."
The Milwaukee Brewers are moving Wily Peralta to the bullpen.
"It's something that it's kind of time for, we think," Craig Counsell said "It's a big change for him, and it's not easy to make that transition during the season. But we'll get him in there and I think he has a chance to be real good at it."
Counsell didn't announce who would replace Peralta in the rotation.
Peralta has a 6.08 ERA in 40 innings this season.
Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun was placed on the 10-day disabled list Friday with a left calf strain.
The Brewers announced the move, which is retroactive to Thursday, before their series opener against the Mets.
Braun, speaking later Friday, told reporters that it's a Grade 1 strain, the least serious, and he hopes to be back when the 10 days expire.
Ryan Braun will become a "10 and 5" player this Sunday, giving him full veto power over any trade from the Milwaukee Brewers.
"When it comes to the trade stuff, I don't think it's very relevant," Braun said of his pending veto power.
Brewers general manager David Stearns agreed, using the same words: "not relevant."
When a player has been in the Major Leagues 10 years, including at least the last five with the same club, they gain full no-trade rights.
In Braun's case, the "10 and 5" rights don't matter much because presently there are only six teams to which he can be traded without his permission. He also entered the season with four years and $76 million remaining on his contract.
With the Red Sox bracing for their first inter-league series in a National League ballpark, Hanley Ramirez will make his season debut at first base, manager John Farrell said Saturday. It's not yet clear how many games Ramirez will play at first base during the three-game series. Until now, Ramirez has been exclusively a designated hitter this season.
The San Francisco Giants have discussed a potential Ryan Braun trade with the Milwaukee Brewers, but the Brewers wanted both salary relief and good players in return.
The Brewers have been asking for a lot in exchange for Braun all along. Now that Milwaukee is also off to a good start, the timeline for a potential Braun trade has likely been pushed back.
Eric Thames left Wednesday's game against the Cincinnati Reds in the top of the eighth inning with tightness in his left hamstring.
Craig Counsell said after the Milwaukee Brewers' victory that the injury is "not a big deal."
"It just kind of tightened up over the day," Counsell said. "It is really the on-base stuff. He's just been on-base a whole bunch, running the bases, scoring from first, so just a whole bunch of baserunning."
Thames leads all of baseball with 11 home runs.