Milwaukee Brewers Wiretap

Orlando Arcia To Make ML Debut With Brewers

Aug 2, 2016 4:41 PM

The Milwaukee Brewers have promoted Orlando Arcia from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Arcia will make his Major League debut on Tuesday against the San Diego Padres. He will start at shortstop, pushing Jonathan Villar to third base.

Leading up to the non-waiver trade deadline on Monday, the Brewers traded away Jonathan Lucroy and their two best relievers.

The 21-year-old Venezuelan was hitting .267 with eight homers and 53 RBIs in 100 games in his first season at Triple-A. He has 15 steals and been caught eight times. Arcia is a .282 career hitter in the minors.

Associated Press

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Rangers To Acquire Jonathan Lucroy From Brewers

Aug 1, 2016 4:34 PM

The Milwaukee Brewers have agreed to trade Jonathan Lucroy to the Texas Rangers.

A reliever and prospects Lewis Brinson and Luis Ortiz will head to Milwaukee.

Lucroy previously vetoed a proposed deal that would have sent him to the Cleveland Indians.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: Texas Rangers, Milwaukee Brewers, Trade Rumor

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Brewers Sending Will Smith To Giants

Aug 1, 2016 3:02 PM

The San Francisco Giants will acquire Will Smith from the Milwaukee Brewers.

The Brewers will receive Minor League pitcher Phil Bickford and catcher Andrew Susac.

Smith, 27, has a 3.68 ERA, 9.0 K/9 and 3.7 BB/9 in 22 innings for the Brewers this year.

Jeff Passan/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: San Francisco Giants, Milwaukee Brewers, Trade Rumor

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Jonathan Lucroy Vetoes Trade To Cleveland

Jul 31, 2016 2:12 PM

Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy has vetoed a trade to the Cleveland Indians, Milwaukee general manager David Stearns confirmed Sunday.

The Indians were one of eight teams on Lucroy's no-trade list.

"Certainly, if we were at the point where we were strongly considering pursuing a deal, we were pleased with the return," Stearns told reporters, according to MLB.com. "But Jonathan's a very good player, as well, and if he's on our team going forward, we'll be happy to have him."

ESPN.com

Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, Cleveland Indians, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Report: Mets Have Made Offer For Jonathan Lucroy

Jul 30, 2016 10:19 PM

Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy was not in the starting lineup for Saturday night's game against the Pirates as Milwaukee considered trade possibilities.

The Mets reportedly have made a 3-player offer to the Brewers for catcher Lucroy and are willing to include a top prospect.

General manager David Stearns and manager Craig Counsell met before the game and decided not to start Lucroy.

"He's progressing on something," Counsell said of Stearns. "We thought it best that [Lucroy] not be in the lineup today.

ESPN.com

Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, New York Mets, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Astros Aren't In Play For Jonathan Lucroy

Jul 28, 2016 4:51 PM

The Houston Astros aren't among the teams in play to acquire Jonathan Lucroy from the Milwaukee Brewers.

Houston's interest in Lucroy was previously overstated, according to a source.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Tags: Houston Astros, Milwaukee Brewers, Trade Rumor

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Brewers Fielding More Serious Offers For Jonathan Lucroy

Jul 28, 2016 8:04 AM

Trade talks involving Jonathan Lucroy are heating up, according to a report.

The Milwaukee Brewers have been fielding more serious offers for Lucroy recently and they are "building toward a trade" before Monday's deadline.

The Houston Astros, Cleveland Indians, New York Mets, Texas Rangers, Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers are all be mentioned as in the mix to acquire Lucroy, who is hitting .300 this season with 13 home runs and 50 RBI in 93 games.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, Trade Rumor

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Sandy Alderson: Mets Aren't Discussing Jonathan Lucroy Trade

Jul 26, 2016 9:01 AM

The New York Mets are not in talks to acquire Jonathan Lucroy from the Milwaukee Brewers, according to Sandy Alderson.

Alderson called rumors that New York is willing to deal Travis d'Arnaud in a package for Lucroy "dead on arrival."

MLB

Tags: New York Mets, Milwaukee Brewers, Trade Rumor

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Mets Pursuing Jonathan Lucroy, Offering Travis d'Arnaud

Jul 25, 2016 7:34 AM

The New York Mets are pursuing Jonathan Lucroy and are reportedly offering Travis d'Arnaud.

However, the Milwaukee Brewers want a top prospect added to the deal as well.

There are "several" teams in the running for Lucroy, according to sources.

While Lucroy has a $5.25 million club option for 2017, d'Arnaud is under club control through the 2019 season.

Andrew Simon/MLB

Tags: New York Mets, Milwaukee Brewers, Trade Rumor

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Joe Nathan Joins Cubs, Gets Win On Sunday

Jul 24, 2016 6:52 PM

The Cubs Joe Nathan on Sunday and the veteran reliever was credited with the victory in Chicago's comeback victory over the Brewers.

Nathan entered Sunday's game in the sixth inning and pitched a scoreless frame, allowing one hit and walking one while striking out three. The Cubs were trailing 4-1 when Nathan entered the game but rallied for five runs in the top of the seventh and held on to win Sunday's game, 6-5.

ESPN.com

Tags: Chicago Cubs, Milwaukee Brewers, Game Recap, Misc Rumor

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Indians In Talks To Acquire Jonathan Lucroy
The Indians lost catcher Yan Gomes to a shoulder injury last Sunday.

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Brewers Trade Aaron Hill To Red Sox For Two Prospects
The Brewers acquire infielder Wendell Rijo and pitcher Aaron Wilkerson from the Red Sox.

ESPN.com

Brewers Aren't 'Actively Out Shopping' Ryan Braun, Jonathan Lucroy
The Brewers are open to offers for the two players as the season progresses, but Mark Attanasio said it still is too early for serious discussions involving Ryan Braun and Jonathan Lucroy.

Tom Haudricourt/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Giants, Brewers Engaged In 'Preliminary Talks' On Ryan Braun Trade
The Giants have engaged in "preliminary talks" with the Brewers on a trade for Ryan Braun, according to a USA Today report.

Cash Kruth/MLB

Matt Garza Will Make Season Debut This Week
Matt Garza has been sidelined with a right lat strain, but will make his first start against the Giants on Tuesday in San Francisco.

ESPN.com

Brewers Unlikely To Trade Jonathan Villar
The Brewers appear to have found a gem in Jonathan Villar, who they acquired from the Astros, and he has established himself as a starting shortstop.

Jon Heyman/Today's Knuckleball

Phillies Take Mickey Moniak; MLB Draft Round 1 Results
The Phillies used the first overall pick on California high school outfielder Mickey Moniak.

RealGM Staff Report

Brewers Trade Jed Bradley To Braves
The Brewers have traded Jed Bradley to the Braves for a player to be named later or cash.

Adam McCalvy/MLB

Francisco Rodriguez Joins Rare Club With 400th Save
Francisco Rodriguez joined an elite group Tuesday night when he recorded the 400th save of his Major League career, becoming only the sixth pitcher to accomplish such a feat.

Katie Strang/ESPN

Brewers Trading Ryan Braun 'Becoming More Realistic' Possibility
Ryan Braun can veto a trade to all teams except the Dodgers, Angels, Marlins, Rays and Nationals.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports (via MLBTradeRumors)

Matt Garza Lands On DL With Strained Back Muscle
The right-hander will miss at least 4-6 weeks.

ESPN

Will Smith Tears Ligament In Knee Taking Cleats Off
Will Smith was set to share closer during for the Brewers with Jeremy Jeffress.

AP

Rymer Liriano Suffers Facial Fractures When Hit By Pitch
Rymer Liriano was expected to be hospitalized overnight for observation and further testing.

ESPN.com

Rangers Still Interested In Trading For Jonathan Lucroy
The Rangers are still interested in trading for Jonathan Lucroy, but they haven't had any recent discussions with the Brewers.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Astros Tried To Acquire Jonathan Lucroy From Brewers
The Astros tried to acquire Jonathan Lucroy from the Brewers in January, but they were not able to come to terms on a deal.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Brewers To Shift Ryan Braun Back To Left Field
Ryan Braun has spent the last two seasons in right field moving over from left.

ESPN.com

Brewers Could Move Ryan Braun Back To Left Field
The Brewers are discussing whether to move Ryan Braun back to left field after trading Khris Davis to the Athletics last Friday.

Tom Haudricourt/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Brewers Trade Khris Davis To A's For Two Prospects
Outfielder Khris Davis hit 27 home runs last season for the Brewers.

ESPN.com

Lucroy Has Nationals On No-Trade List
The 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.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Ryan Braun Making Progress After Back Surgery
Ryan Braun started swinging a bat last week as he recovers from offseason back surgery.

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