Milwaukee Brewers Wiretap

Braun: Thumb Is Fully Healed

Nov 26, 2014 3:03 PM

Ryan Braun says his right thumb is 100 percent for the first time in two years.

"Right now, I don't feel any [discomfort], and I haven't been able to say that for two years," Braun said. "I think I've told you guys, it [bothered me] shaking hands, writing -- you know, just everyday activities. Now I don't feel it at all, so I'm excited."

Braun said he's been cleared for offseason activities, and even swung a bat 10 days after the surgery.

"I'm encouraged by how it feels, but at the same time, I think I have to be cautiously optimistic [until] I get into spring training and see how it responds," Braun said. "But it hasn't felt this good in a really long time."


Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, Injury

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White Sox Sign Duke To Three-Year, $15M Deal

Nov 18, 2014 5:08 PM

The Chicago White Sox have signed Zach Duke to a three-year, $15 million deal.

Duke, a former starter who has pitched mostly in relief the last four seasons, was effective out of the bullpen for the Milwaukee Brewers this past season.

The left-hander had a 2.45 ERA over 58 2/3 innings. His 74 strikeouts were nearly double what he had recorded the past three seasons combined.

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Tags: Chicago White Sox, Milwaukee Brewers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Blue Jays Trade Lind To Brewers For Estrada

Nov 1, 2014 5:21 PM

Adam Lind was traded from the Blue Jays to the Brewers on Saturday for right-hander Marco Estrada, ending the first baseman's nine-year run in Toronto.

The 31-year-old Lind hit .321 with six homers and 40 RBIs in 96 games last season, when he missed extensive time with a back injury and then a hurt right foot.

Tags: Toronto Blue Jays, Milwaukee Brewers, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

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Brewers Exercise Option On Gallardo

Oct 31, 2014 6:13 PM

The Milwaukee Brewers have exercised their $13 million option on Yovani Gallardo.

The 28-year-old went 8-11 with a 3.51 ERA in 32 starts this season.

Milwaukee also announced they declined a $14.5 million option on Rickie Weeks.


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Brewers Hire Coles As Hitting Coach

Oct 24, 2014 8:16 AM

The Milwaukee Brewers have hired Darnell Coles as their hitting coach.

Coles returns to Milwaukee after spending this season as the assistant hitting coach for the Detroit Tigers.

Coles previously worked in the Brewers organization as the team's Double-A manager from 2012-13.

Associated Press

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Brewers Will Retain Ron Roenicke

Oct 10, 2014 6:40 PM

The Milwaukee Brewers will retain Ron Roenicke as manager.

However, the Brewers have fired hitting coach Johnny Narron and first base-infield coach Garth Iorg.

Doug Melvin says after evaluating the work of Roenicke and the coaches, "this is the best course of action to take."

Associated Press

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Weeks Doesn't Expect To Remain With Brewers

Sep 30, 2014 9:35 AM

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.

Weeks didn't make a final appearance for Milwaukee on Sunday, the team's final game of the season.

"It's just one of those things where what's done is done," Weeks said. "We had a good conversation earlier this morning with (GM) Doug (Melvin). I told the manager if the time permitted itself during the game to put me out there, OK. If not, so be it.

"Life still goes on. It's not like this is the end of all (things). I'm the type of person that I move on. That's the way it is. I don't think I'm going to be here next year. It's just for me to go out there and move forward with my life."

Tom Haudricourt/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Ryan Braun To Have Thumb Surgery

Sep 28, 2014 11:04 PM

Ryan Braun is scheduled to have surgery this week to fix a nagging nerve problem near his right thumb, according to an report.

The injury contributed to Braun having one of the least productive full seasons of his career. 

Braun said Sunday the rare procedure involved going into the thumb and freezing the nerve. The problem, which carried over from the 2013 season, affected his swing.

Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Brewers Owner Directs Anger At Players

Sep 28, 2014 3:18 AM

Brewers owner Mark Attanasio directed his anger over his team's fade from contention at the players Saturday.

"Frankly, I'm disappointed in the team, disappointed in the guys," Attanasio said. "They're better than this, and they didn't show it."

Attanasio and GM Doug Melvin held a 20-minute news conference Saturday near the Brewers' dugout at Miller Park to discuss the season. Attanasio said Melvin will return for 2015, while the fates of manager Ron Roenicke and his coaching staff have not been decided.

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Brewers Could Move Braun To First Base

Sep 26, 2014 10:30 AM

The Milwaukee Brewers need to fill a hole at first base and Ryan Braun is an option.

"Well, we've talked about it," Ron Roenicke said.

Braun has already moved from shortstop at the University of Miami to third base, left field and right field during his years with the Brewers.

Milwaukee is reluctant to move him because he still runs well and has a superior throwing arm, traits that would be wasted at first base.

"I haven't talked enough with Doug [Melvin, Milwaukee's general manager] about it to even know if there would be a reason to [move Braun]," Roenicke said. "I still think he is a good defender in the outfield. Learning the new position, I thought he picked up pretty fast, and I think he'll continue to get better in right.

"So it's just what the needs are. I know we have [Gerardo] Parra over here now, and we'll figure out what to do with him next year."

Adam McCalvy/MLB

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Reds Get Shackelford, Astin In Broxton Trade
The Reds have received two pitching prospects as the players to be named in the trade that sent Jonathan Broxton to the Brewers.

Brewers Official Bruce Seid Dies
Brewers scouting director Bruce Seid, 53, died suddenly Tuesday night while visiting his family in Las Vegas.

Keith Law/ESPN

Broxton Wasn't Expecting Trade From Reds
Jonathan Broxton was surprised to hear that the Reds had traded him to the Brewers.

Tom Haudricourt/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

Brewers Minor Leaguer Plays All Nine Positions
Nathan Orf played all nine positions for the Class A Brevard County Manatees on Sunday.


Brewers Trade For Jonathan Broxton
The Brewers have obtained Jonathan Broxton from the Reds for two players to be named later.

Jake Peavy Takes No-Hitter Into 8th In Giants Win
The Giants' Jake Peavy finished with a one-hitter over 7 2/3 innings on Saturday night.

Matt Garza Likely To Return To Rotation Next Week
Matt Garza pitched a simulated game in San Francisco on Friday.

Brewers Claim Morneau, Rockies Pull Him Back
The two sides discussed a trade, but could not come to terms.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Roenicke Rips 'Terrible' Home Plate Umpire
Ron Roenicke ripped into home plate umpire Mark Ripperger after the Brewers were defeated by the Padres in 10 innings on Wednesday night.


Brewers Concerned About Braun's Thumb Injury Long-Term
Milwaukee signed Ryan Braun to a five-year, $105 million contract that doesn't kick in until 2016.

Tom Haudricourt/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

Kyle Lohse To Miss Next Start
Kyle Lohse will miss his scheduled start Tuesday because of a sore right ankle.


Yasiel Puig Breaks Bat On Check Swing
Yasiel Puig snapped a bat while checking his swing without ever touching the ball on Friday night against the Brewers.

Brewers Place Matt Garza On DL; Recall Rob Wooten
The Brewers have placed Matt Garza on the DL with a strained left oblique.

Brewers Acquire Parra From Diamondbacks
Gerardo Parra has $1.6 million left on his deal this season and will be eligible for arbitraton this winter.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

MLB Trade Deadline Resources
The deadline, which is 4:00 PM EST on Thursday, could come and go without fireworks -- or it could include big names like Jon Lester, David Price and John Lackey.

RealGM Staff Report

Brewers Could Make Play For David Price
One source described their inquiry as putting their "foot in the water."

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

12 Teams To Receive Supplemental Draft Picks In 2015
Major League Baseball's Competitive Balance Lottery will be held on Wednesday in New York.

Jim Callis/MLB

Segura Leaves Brewers After Son's Death
Jean Sequra is heading home to the Dominican Republic after the death of his 9-month-old son.

Brewers Call Up Top Pitching Prospect
The Brewers will promote top pitching prospect Jimmy Nelson to start against the Cardinals on Saturday.

Associated Press

Lucroy On Clutch Hitting: I Can 'Hyper-Focus'
In high-leverage situations -- when one swing of the bat can change the game -- Jonathan Lucroy is hitting .406 in 79 plate appearances.

Anna McDonald/ESPN