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Brewers Place Jonathan Lucroy On DL

Apr 21, 2015 8:26 AM

The Milwaukee Brewers have placed Jonathan Lucroy on the disabled list with a broken left big toe.

Lucroy suffered the injury on a foul tip.

"I've been hit a million times on my feet," Lucroy said. "I was just talking to [Martin Maldonado] about it and he said the same thing: That's the first time I've ever seen a catcher break their toe. It had to be me. It's about par for the course right now."

The Brewers recalled catcher Juan Centeno from Triple-A Colorado Springs to take Lucroy's roster spot. Maldonado figures to handle most of the catching duties.

Adam McCalvy/MLB

Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, Injury, Misc Rumor

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MLB Releases Draft Bonus Slots

Apr 8, 2015 4:53 PM

Major League Baseball has informed teams of the draft bonus slot allocations that will apply to the 2015 amateur draft.

The Arizona Diamondbacks, who have the first overall pick, will have more than $8.6 million to spend on all selections.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

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Braun Leaves With Strained Right Side

Apr 7, 2015 7:56 AM

Ryan Braun left Monday's season opener with a strained right side.

The injury occurred in the fourth inning when Braun crashed into the right-field wall while catching a ball off the bat of Justin Morneau.

"Hopefully, tomorrow morning I wake up and feel OK. We'll see how it feels tomorrow and go from there," he said.

The Colorado Rockies defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 10-0.

Associated Press

Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Forbes: Average MLB Team Worth $1.2B

Mar 26, 2015 10:02 AM

The average Major League Baseball team is worth $1.2 billion, according to Forbes.

The valuation represents a 48 percent increase from last year.

The reason for the growth is the national television deal, which the magazine notes will deliver an average of $52 million per team per year through the 2021 season.

The New York Yankees are worth $3.2 billion, tops on the list and just the second United States sports franchise to eclipse the $3 billion mark. The Dallas Cowboys were estimated to be worth $3.2 billion by Forbes last August.

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Yovani Gallardo Excited For 'New Chapter' With Rangers

Mar 24, 2015 8:31 AM

The Milwaukee Brewers traded Yovani Gallardo to the Texas Rangers this offseason, giving the right-hander a chance to pitch closer to his hometown of Fort Worth.

"I'm not the first one or the last to be traded," Gallardo said. "I look at it like a new chapter in my career."

Gallardo went 89-64 with a 3.69 ERA in eight seasons with the Brewers.

"I'd been with the Brewers since day one, since I got drafted, but the guys in the clubhouse [in Texas] are great and great teammates," said Gallardo. "They took me right in. They like to have fun, but also know how to take care of business."

Quinn Roberts/MLB

Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, Texas Rangers, Misc Rumor

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Brewers Pick Up Roenicke's Option For 2016

Mar 19, 2015 5:02 PM

The Milwaukee Brewers have exercised their 2016 option on the contract of Ron Roenicke.

Roenicke replaced Ken Macha after the 2010 season and has led the Brewers to a 335-313 record.

"It makes me feel good," said Roenicke, who didn't want to enter the season in the final guaranteed year of his contract. "It's uncomfortable, especially when I concentrate so much on what I'm doing with my job -- I don't want to have to answer questions about the personal side of it."

Associated Press

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Brewers Ban High-Fives Among Teammates

Mar 13, 2015 5:23 PM

The Milwaukee Brewers have banned high-fives to avoid the spread of pinkeye.

Jonathan Lucroy and pitching coach Rick Kranitz became the latest victims Thursday. They will be staying home for 48 hours in hopes of stopping the spread of the annoying and highly contagious malady.

"We've been going through it for a while, and it seems like a couple of more show up every day," Ron Roenicke said.

Associated Press

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Marlins Offered Francisco Rodriguez $10M

Mar 3, 2015 8:15 AM

The Miami Marlins made an offer to sign Francisco Rodriguez, who opted to re-sign with the Milwaukee Brewers.

Miami offered the reliever a two-year, $10 million deal.

Rodriguez agreed to a two-year deal with the Brewers worth at least $13 million.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Tags: Miami Marlins, Milwaukee Brewers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Aramis Ramirez Likely To Retire After Season

Feb 27, 2015 4:50 PM

Aramis Ramirez said Friday that he is likely to retire after the 2015 season.

This will be Ramirez's 18th season in the Major Leagues. He is set to make $14 million with the Milwaukee Brewers.

Ramirez, 36, is coming off a slash line of 285/.330/.427 last season.

Tom Haudricourt/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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Brewers, Francisco Rodriguez Agree To Two-Year Deal

Feb 26, 2015 10:24 AM

The Milwaukee Brewers have agreed to sign Francisco Rodriguez to a two-year contract.

It was reported earlier Thursday that Rodriguez had agreed to terms with an undisclosed team.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

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Brewers Talking Deal With Francisco Rodriguez
Ownership's involvement could be an indication that Milwaukee's interest in the reliever has intensified.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Lucroy To Miss 4-6 Weeks With Hamstring Strain
Jonathan Lucroy will miss four to six weeks of spring training for the Brewers because of a strain of his right hamstring.

Associated Press

2015 MLB Draft Order Set
The order for the 2015 Major League Baseball draft is set now that James Shields has reached a deal with the Padres.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

Brewers Still Discussing Papelbon; Blue Jays Are Long Shots
The Brewers continue to discuss a possible Jonathan Papelbon trade with the Phillies.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Yoan Moncada Wants To Sign Quickly
Yoan Moncada, cleared to sign with a Major League club earlier this week, is eager to begin his career in the United States.

Jesse Sanchez/MLB

Brewers Agree To $3M Deal With Neal Cotts
Cotts, 34, was 2-9 with a 4.32 ERA and two saves in a career-high 73 relief appearances for the Rangers last season.

Associated Press

Phillies Discussing Papelbon With Blue Jays, Brewers
Both the Blue Jays and Brewers are in need of a closer, but Jonathan Papelbon's salary has been a sticking point.

Todd Zolecki/MLB

Brewers Could Bring Back Francisco Rodriguez
The Brewers had been linked to Jonathan Papelbon in trade talks.

Tom Haudricourt/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

Ryan Braun's Thumb Feeling Better
Ryan Braun will get a better feel in spring training for his repaired right thumb.

Brewers In Talks To Acquire Papelbon
Milwaukee is on Jonathan Papelbon's no-trade list, but that doesn't rule out a swap if the reliever feels he has a better chance to win.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Brewers Sign Willis To Minor League Deal
Dontrelle Willis hasn't appeared in a Major League game since 2011.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Rangers Acquire Gallardo From Brewers
The Rangers have traded three Minor Leaguers to the Brewers for Yovani Gallardo.

Calvin Watkins/ESPN

Rangers Close To Trading For Yovani Gallardo
Yovani Gallardo is 89-64 in parts of eight seasons with the Brewers.

ESPN.com

Braun: Thumb Is Fully Healed
Ryan Braun says his right thumb is 100 percent for the first time in two years.

ESPN

White Sox Sign Duke To Three-Year, $15M Deal
Zach Duke, a former starter who has pitched mostly in relief the last four seasons, was effective out of the bullpen for the Brewers this past season.

Doug Padilla/ESPN

Blue Jays Trade Lind To Brewers For Estrada
Adam Lind hit .321 with six home runs and 40 RBIs in 96 games for the Blue Jays last season.

ESPN.com

Brewers Exercise Option On Gallardo
The Brewers have exercised their $13 million option on Yovani Gallardo.

ESPN

Brewers Hire Coles As Hitting Coach
Darnell Coles returns to Milwaukee after spending this season as the assistant hitting coach for the Tigers.

Associated Press

Brewers Will Retain Ron Roenicke
However, Milwaukee has fired hitting coach Johnny Narron and first base-infield coach Garth Iorg.

Associated Press

Weeks Doesn't Expect To Remain With Brewers
Rickie Weeks, who has spent nearly 10 years with the club, doesn't expect the Milwaukee Brewers to pick up his $11.5 million option for 2015.

Tom Haudricourt/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel