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Ryan Braun Becomes Milwaukee's HR Leader

Aug 20, 2015 6:55 AM

Ryan Braun homered on Wednesday to become the all-time home run leader in Milwaukee Brewers history.

Braun's 252nd home run broke a tie with Hall of Famer Robin Yount.

"It is special," Braun said. "Definitely, a special accomplishment, something that I am proud of."

Braun quickly acknowledged Yount's place in Brewers lore.

"I said the other day, Robin is the best player in franchise history," he said. "Played here for twenty years, accomplished so many incredible things. So, anytime you are mentioned alongside his name, it is definitely special."

Associated Press

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Brewers Supportive Of Denson's 'Courageous Decision'

Aug 17, 2015 6:46 AM

The Milwaukee Brewers would welcome David Denson into their Major League clubhouse should he ever make it all the way up from the rookie Pioneer League.

Denson announced Saturday that he is gay in an interview with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, becoming the first openly gay active player on a team affiliated with Major League Baseball.

"I think everybody is supportive," Ryan Braun said. "Overall, we realize it's a courageous decision by him, to come out and embrace his true self."

In a statement Sunday, the Brewers lauded Denson as a "highly respected member" of the Brewers family.

"Our goal for David is to help develop him into a major league player, just as it is for any player in our system, and we will continue to support him in every way as he chases that dream," general manager Doug Melvin added.

MLB said it backs Denson's decision "to share his personal story and wishes him continued success with his goal of becoming a major leaguer."

ESPN

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David Denson Comes Out As First Gay Active Player

Aug 16, 2015 9:53 AM

Milwaukee Brewers Minor Leaguer David Denson has become the first openly gay active player on a team affiliated with Major League Baseball.

Denson reached out to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel to tell his story with the help of former major leaguer Billy Bean.

The 20-year-old first baseman plays for the Helena Brewers in the rookie Pioneer League. Bean, Major League Baseball's first ambassador for inclusion, revealed he is gay after his playing career.

"Talking with my teammates, they gave me the confidence I needed, coming out to them," Denson told the newspaper. "They said, 'You're still our teammate. You're still our brother. We kind of had an idea, but your sexuality has nothing to do with your ability. You're still a ballplayer at the end of the day. We don't treat you any different. We've got your back.'

"That was a giant relief for me. I never wanted to feel like I was forcing it on them. It just happened. The outcome was amazing. It was nice to know my teammates see me for who I am, not my sexuality."

Associated Press

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Brewers Looking For Young, Analytical GM

Aug 14, 2015 5:06 PM

The Milwaukee Brewers are looking to replace Doug Melvin with a young, analytical general manager.

Melvin recently stepped down into an advisory role with the franchise.

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports lists John Coppolella (Braves), Thad Levine (Rangers), Dave Forst (A's), Michael Girsch (Cardinals), Billy Eppler (Yankees) and Mike Hazen (Red Sox) and Jerry Dipoto as possible options for the Brewers.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

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Braun's 250th HR One Shy Of Yount's Record

Aug 13, 2015 7:37 AM

Ryan Braun hit the 250th home run of his career on Wednesday, one shy of Hall of Famer Robin Yount's Milwaukee Brewers record.

"Obviously, it's special," Braun said of pulling to within one home run of Yount. "I'm headed in the right direction. But right now we focus on us, focus on what we're trying to do as a team, and it's hard to enjoy any type of individual success when things are going the way they are as a team.

"Obviously, home runs are nice. It's challenging for us to score runs right now. But other than that, I never reflect on anything like that during the year."

Braun hit No. 250 in his 4,619th at-bat. Yount amassed his 251 homers in 11,008 at-bats.

Adam McCalvy/MLB

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Doug Melvin To Assume New Role; Brewers Searching For New GM

Aug 11, 2015 1:26 PM

The Milwaukee Brewers have announced that Doug Melvin will move into an advisory position, creating a vacancy at general manager.

Milwaukee will begin looking for a new general manager immediately.

Melvin made the decision to make the move now instead of after the season, according to a report.

Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors

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Kyle Lohse To Be Placed On Trade Waivers

Aug 7, 2015 4:43 PM

The Milwaukee Brewers will place Kyle Lohse on revocable trade waivers in the hope that someone will claim the remainder of his contract.

Lohse has $3.55 million left on his salary for 2015.

Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors

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Brewers Move Kyle Lohse To Bullpen

Aug 6, 2015 5:19 PM

The Milwaukee Brewers have moved Kyle Lohse to the bullpen.

The veteran has reportedly handled the demotion well and there are rumors that the Brewers are trying to trade him.

"That's where I'll be residing for the time being, and e'll just kind of see what options there are, and we'll go from there," Lohse said. "All that stuff is out of my hands, but [the Brewers have] been good to me. Stuck through a pretty tough year and gave me the opportunity to go out there every five days until now. It didn't work out."

Adam McCalvy/MLB

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Doug Melvin Believes Mets Have Been Unfairly Criticized

Aug 3, 2015 7:45 AM

Doug Melvin told Jim Duquette and Jim Bowden of MLB Network Radio after the trade deadline that he believes "the [New York] Mets have taken some unfair criticism about asking for money back in the [Carlos] Gomez deal."

The Milwaukee Brewers had a deal in place with the Mets that would have sent Gomez to New York in exchange for Zack Wheeler and Wilmer Flores, but talks broke down in the very late stages after it was believed that the trade had been completed.

Melvin explained that teams often ask for money in one form or another in deals, as "it's all part of the GM landscape these days."

Jim Bowden/MLB Network Radio

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Doug Melvin: Expects The Brewers To Continue Competing

Aug 2, 2015 11:24 AM

Brewers general manager Doug Melvin, who is considering retiring after this season, knows what lies ahead after trading away veterans this week, and it's not too good.

"We've lost a lot of offense, obviously, with losing Ramirez and Gerardo and Carlos Gomez," Melvin said. "So, our pitching better continue to be good. But it will create opportunities for a few other guys to get that chance to step up and perform offensively. So we'll just have to wait and see."

ESPN.com

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Brewers Trade Gerardo Parra To Orioles
The Brewers have agreed traded Gerardo Parra to the Orioles in exchange for pitching prospect Zack Davies.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Orioles, Brewers Discussing Gerardo Parra
Doug Melvin recently said that trading Carlos Gomez, who was dealt to the Astros on Thursday evening, wouldn't keep him from moving Parra as well.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Astros Get Carlos Gomez, Mike Fiers From Brewers
The Astros will acquire Carlos Gomez and Mike Fiers from the Brewers in exchange for outfield prospects Brett Phillips and Domingo Santana, right-hander Adrian Houser and lefty Josh Hader.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Brewers Still Planning To Trade Carlos Gomez
The Brewers still plan to trade Carlos Gomez ahead of Friday's non-waiver deadline despite Wednesday night's failed swap with the Mets.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Mets, Brewers Trade Broke Down Over Medical Records
The rumored trade between the Mets and Brewers involving Carlos Gomez, Zack Wheeler and Wilmer Flores broke down over medical records.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

Mets To Acquire Carlos Gomez
Milwaukee will receive Zach Wheeler and Wilmer Flores in return.

Joel Sherman/New York Post

Mets May Be Nearing Big Trade; Have Discussed Carlos Gomez
The Mets are nearing a "big trade," according to a report by Adam Rubin of ESPN.

Joel Sherman/New York Post

Brewers Placing High Price On Carlos Gomez
The Brewers seem unlikely to trade Carlos Gomez this week.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Indians, Rangers Have Inquired About Carlos Gomez
The Indians and Rangers are among the teams that have inquired with the Brewers about Carlos Gomez, according to Major League sources.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Cardinals, Brewers Have Discussed Adam Lind
The Cardinals are still looking for a replacement at first base for Matt Adams.

Derrick Goold/St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Pirates Acquire Aramis Ramirez
The Pirates have acquired Aramis Ramirez from the Brewers in exchange for minor league right-hander Yhonathan Barrios and cash considerations.

Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors

Brewers Turned Down Extension Overtures From Jonathan Lucroy
Jonathan Lucroy says he was turned down by the Brewers when his representatives raised the possibility of a second extension last offseason.

Adam McCalvy/MLB

Blue Jays Have 'Strong Interest' In Mike Fiers
No deal is close and the Milwaukee Brewers aren't especially motivated to move the right-hander.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Pirates' Jordy Mercer Carted Off Field
Jordy Mercer collided with Carlos Games attempting to break up a double play on Sunday.

Liriano Scratched With Neck Tightness
The Pirates started RHP Vance Worley on Saturday night against the Brewers.

ESPN.com

Ryan Braun Replaces Matt Holiday For NL All-Stars
Dodgers rookie Joe Pederson will replace Matt Holiday in the NL starting lineup.

ESPN.com

Mets Have Discussed Ramirez, Segura With Brewers
The Mets and Brewers have had recent trade discussions regarding Aramis Ramirez and Juan Segura.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

All-Star Game Starters Announced
Josh Donaldson sets the all-time single-season voting record, while Bryce Harper finishes as the top NL vote-getter.

Press Release

Brewers Realistic About Stance At Trade Deadline
Aramis Ramirez, Gerardo Parra, Adam Lind and Kyle Lohse could all be moved.

Adam McCalvy/MLB

Brewers Not Opposed To Trading Jean Segura
There have been reports that the Brewers have told teams they won't trade Jean Segura, but that isn't the case.

Tom Haudricourt/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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