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Brewers Trading Ryan Braun 'Becoming More Realistic' Possibility

Apr 30, 2016 9:06 PM

The idea of the Milwaukee Brewers trading away Ryan Braun to begin rebuilding "is becoming more realistic," according to Ken Rosenthal.

Braun can veto a trade to all teams except the Dodgers, Angels, Marlins, Rays and Nationals.

Braun is now 32 and he has four years and $76 million remaining on his contract after this season.

Rosenthal believes it would make sense for Braun to be traded to the Angels but they have a lack of quality prospects.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports (via MLBTradeRumors)

Tags: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Milwaukee Brewers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Matt Garza Lands On DL With Strained Back Muscle

Apr 6, 2016 7:55 AM

The Milwaukee Brewers have placed Matt Garza on the disabled list with a strained muscle in his back.

The right-hander will miss at least 4-6 weeks.

Craig Counsell told reporters that the timetable is just for Garza to return to the mound.

"Just a little different soreness that I wasn't used to, but I was changing some stuff [mechanically], so I equated it to that," Garza said. "I guess it wasn't, and right now it [stinks]. But I've just got to get better and stronger and be here to support the guys. Just do whatever I can."

Tyler Cravy was recalled from Triple-A Colorado Springs on Tuesday to replace Garza in the rotation.


Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, Injury

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Will Smith Tears Ligament In Knee Taking Cleats Off

Mar 26, 2016 3:15 PM

Will Smith tore a ligament in his right knee while taking his cleats off after the game.

Smith was set to share closer during for the Milwaukee Brewers with Jeremy Jeffress.

Smith said he was getting ready to shower after pitching in a minor league game on Thursday and was standing on one leg to take off his other shoe when he lost his balance and twisted the knee.

"I pulled hard (on the shoe) and it stayed on," he said. "My knee just went up and popped. Everyone tells you there is nothing you can do about it, but you still feel like you are letting people down."


Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, Injury

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Rymer Liriano Suffers Facial Fractures When Hit By Pitch

Mar 21, 2016 12:39 AM

Brewers outfielder Rymer Liriano suffered multiple facial fractures Sunday when he was hit in the face by a pitch.

Liriano was carried off the field on a backboard. The team said he was expected to be hospitalized overnight for further testing and observation.

Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Rangers Still Interested In Trading For Jonathan Lucroy

Mar 15, 2016 8:16 AM

The Texas Rangers are still interested in trading for Jonathan Lucroy, but they haven't had any recent discussions with the Milwaukee Brewers.

The Houston Astros and Oakland Athletics have also had some interest in Lucroy, according to a report.

Lucroy, 29, hit .264/.326/.391 with seven home runs and 43 RBI in 415 plate appearances in 2015.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: Texas Rangers, Milwaukee Brewers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Astros Tried To Acquire Jonathan Lucroy From Brewers

Feb 23, 2016 7:57 AM

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

Lucroy is controllable through the 2017 season.

The 29-year-old catcher hit .264/.326/.391 in 415 plate appearances last year.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: Houston Astros, Milwaukee Brewers, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

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Brewers To Shift Ryan Braun Back To Left Field

Feb 21, 2016 5:54 PM

Brewers manager Craig Counsell said Sunday that Ryan Braun will switch this spring from right field to his former position.

Braun spent two seasons in right field after moving over from left. The slugger was the National League Rookie of the Year in 2007 as a third baseman.

Counsell said the shift will benefit both the 2011 NL MVP and the team.

Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, Misc Rumor

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Brewers Could Move Ryan Braun Back To Left Field

Feb 16, 2016 8:14 AM

The Milwaukee Brewers are discussing whether to move Ryan Braun back to left field after trading Khris Davis to the Oakland Athletics last Friday.

The Brewers would play Domingo Santana in right field.

"That could be a possibility," David Stearns said. "We're still discussing our various options."

Milwaukee moved Braun to left field before the 2014 season as a way to get Davis' power bat into the lineup.

"It's fair to say we're discussing all possibilities with our outfield alignment," Stearns said.

Tom Haudricourt/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, Misc Rumor

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Brewers Trade Khris Davis To A's For Two Prospects

Feb 13, 2016 3:23 AM

The Brewers have traded power-hitting outfielder Khris Davis to the A's for a pair of prospects, according to an report.

Milwaukee acquired catcher Jacob Nottingham and right-handed pitcher Bubba Derby in the deal Friday.

The 28-year-old Davis hit 27 home runs last season, 10th-most in the National League, and he batted .247 with 66 RBI in 121 games. Davis is not eligible for free agency until after the 2019 season.

Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, Oakland Athletics, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

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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
Ryan Braun started swinging a bat last week as he recovers from offseason back surgery.

Brewers Trade Segura To D-Backs In Five-Player Deal
The Brewers have acquired Aaron Hill, Chase Anderson, Isan Diaz, and cash for Jean Segura and Tyler Wagner.

Austin Jackson Being Pursued By Angels, Brewers, Cubs, Rangers
The Angels, Brewers, Cubs and Rangers are among the teams that have at least some level of interest in Austin Jackson, according to a report.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Jonathan Lucroy Wants Brewers To Trade Him
The 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.

Tom Haudricourt/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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

Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors

Brewers, Eric Young, Jr. Reach Agreement On Deal
Eric Young will receive a $1 million salary plus incentives if he makes the big league roster, according to a report.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

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

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

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

Associated Press

Brewers Sign Will Middlebrooks
Will Middlebrooks, 27, hit .212/.241/.361 in 270 plate appearances for the Padres in 2015.

Dennis Lin/San Diego Union-Tribune

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