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Brewers Claim Stephen Vogt Off Waivers From A's

Jun 25, 2017 9:13 PM

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 Hits Longest HR In Busch Stadium History

Jun 16, 2017 7:15 AM

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.

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2017 MLB Draft First Round Results

Jun 13, 2017 9:11 AM

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:

  1. Twins — Royce Lewis, SS, JSerra Catholic HS (California)
  2. Reds — Hunter Greene, RHP/SS, Notre Dame HS (California)
  3. Padres — MacKenzie Gore, LHP, Whiteville HS (North Carolina)
  4. Rays — Brendan McKay, 1B/LHP, Louisville
  5. Braves — Kyle Wright, RHP, Vanderbilt
  6. Athletics — Austin Beck, OF, North Davidson HS (North Carolina)
  7. Diamondbacks — Pavin Smith, 1B, Virginia
  8. Phillies — Adam Haseley, OF, Virginia
  9. Brewers — Keston Hiura, 2B, UC Irvine
  10. Angels — Jordan Adell, OF, Ballard HS (Kentucky)
  11. White Sox — Jake Burger, 3B, Missouri State
  12. Pirates — Shane Baz, RHP, Concordia Lutheran HS (Texas)
  13. Marlins — Trevor Rogers, LHP, Carlsbad HS (New Mexico)
  14. Royals — Nick Pratto, 1B, Huntington Beach HS (California)
  15. Astros —J.B. Bukauskas, RHP, North Carolina
  16. Yankees — Clarke Schmidt, RHP, South Carolina
  17. Mariners — Evan White, 1B, Kentucky
  18. Tigers — Alex Faedo, RHP, Florida
  19. Giants — Heliot Ramos, OF, Leadership Christian Academy (Puerto Rico)
  20. Mets — David Peterson, LHP, Oregon
  21. Orioles — D.L. Hall, LHP, Valdosta HS (Georgia)
  22. Blue Jays — Logan Warmoth, SS, North Carolina
  23. Dodgers — Jeren Kendall, OF, Vanderbilt
  24. Red Sox — Tanner Houck, RHP, Missouri
  25. Nationals — Seth Romero, LHP, Houston
  26. Rangers — Bubba Thompson, OF, McGill-Toolen Catholic HS (Alabama)
  27. Cubs — Brendon Little, LHP, State College of Florida

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Ryan Braun Likely Headed Back To Disabled List

May 26, 2017 11:12 AM

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."

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Brewers Move Struggling Wily Peralta To Bullpen

May 18, 2017 8:08 AM

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.

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Brewers Place Ryan Braun On DL With Calf Strain

May 13, 2017 1:37 AM

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.

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Ryan Braun Close To Gaining Full No-Trade Power

May 8, 2017 7:39 AM

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.

Tom Haudricourt/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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Hanley Ramirez To Make Season Debut At First Base

May 7, 2017 1:49 PM

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.

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Giants, Brewers Have Discussed Ryan Braun Trade

Apr 27, 2017 10:07 AM

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.

Andrew Baggarly/San Jose Mercury News

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Eric Thames Exits Game With Hamstring Tightness

Apr 27, 2017 9:49 AM

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.

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Eric Thames Hits Sixth Home Run In Five Games
Eric Thames has seven home runs this season, his first since returning to Major League Baseball from Korea.

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Dodgers, Brewers Still Discussing Ryan Braun Swap
The Dodgers and Brewers are still in touch regarding a potential Ryan Braun trade, but there is no indication that a deal is close.

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Jonathan Villar Willing To Bet On Himself, Take One-Year Deals
The infielder reportedly rejected a contract extension this offseason that would have guaranteed him in the neighborhood of $20 million.

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Keon Broxton: Helmet Flap 'Saved My Life'
Keon Broxton left Thursday's game after being struck in the helmet with a 92 mph fastball thrown by Antonio Senzatela of the Rockies.

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Chris Carter May Be Considering Offers In Japan
Coming off the best season of his Major League career, Chris Carter might be forced to continue his baseball career in Japan, according to a report.

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Joba Chamberlain To Sign Minors Deal With Brewers
Joba Chamberlain will sign a minor league contract with the Brewers that will pay him $1.375 million if he makes the major league roster.

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Neftali Feliz Signs One-Year Deal With Brewers
Neftali Feliz is expected to close games for the Brewers in 2017.

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Could Phillies Bolster Offense By Trading For Ryan Braun?
The Phillies have a surplus of starting pitching and some needs on offense.

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Ryan Braun: I Don't Know If I'll Be With Brewers Next Year
Ryan Braun isn't sure if he'll be with the Brewers when spring training begins.

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Brewers Extend Craig Counsell Through 2020 Season
The new deal adds three years onto the manager's contract.

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Jonathan Lucroy Doesn't Regret Vetoing Trade To Indians
The Brewers were on the verge of dealing Lucroy to the Indians on Aug. 1, but he blocked the deal using his no-trade clause.

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Brewers Will Bring Back Entire Coaching Staff
Craig Counsell has nine assistants on his staff, including hitting coach Darnell Coles, pitching coach Derek Johnson and bench coach Pat Murphy.

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Dodgers, Brewers Swap Involving Braun-Puig 'Was Never Close'
Recent reports have suggested that the Dodgers nearly sent Yasiel Puig as part of a package to the Brewers for Ryan Braun.

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Brewers, Dodgers Could Revisit Ryan Braun Trade In Offseason
There are four years and $76 million remaining on Ryan Braun's contract, which the Dodgers can afford.

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Brewers Claimed Yasiel Puig, Discussed Ryan Braun Deal With Dodgers
The Dodgers also pursued Ryan Braun before the non-waiver deadline.

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Orlando Arcia To Make ML Debut With Brewers
Orlando Arcia will start at shortstop, pushing Jonathan Villar to third base.

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Rangers To Acquire Jonathan Lucroy From Brewers
A reliever and prospects Lewis Brinson and Luis Ortiz will head to Milwaukee.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Brewers Sending Will Smith To Giants
The Brewers will receive Minor League pitcher Phil Bickford and catcher Andrew Susac.

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Jonathan Lucroy Vetoes Trade To Cleveland
The Indians were one of eight teams on Jonathan Lucroy's no-trade list.

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Report: Mets Have Made Offer For Jonathan Lucroy
The Mets have reportedly made a three-player offer for the Brewers catcher.

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