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Brewers Acquire Jonathan Villar From Astros

Nov 19, 2015 5:05 PM

The Milwaukee Brewers have acquired Jonathan Villar from the Houston Astros in exchange for minor league right-hander Cy Sneed.

Villar, 24, provides the Brewers with some much-needed infield depth and will be reunited with David Stearns, who left the Astros to become the general manager of the Brewers this offseason.

Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors

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

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Tigers Acquire Francisco Rodriguez From Brewers

Nov 18, 2015 4:49 PM

The Detroit Tigers have acquired Francisco Rodriguez in a trade with the Milwaukee 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.

"It's something that me and my family are looking forward ... knowing a little bit more about my future, where I'm going to be at next year," Rodriguez said.

Rodriguez, who turns 34 in January, is due $5.5 million in 2016 with a $6 million option for 2017 that includes a $4 million buyout.


Tags: Detroit Tigers, Milwaukee Brewers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Brewers Pick Up Adam Lind's Option For 2016

Nov 3, 2015 7:03 PM

The Milwaukee Brewers have picked up the $8 million team option on Adam Lind's contract for 2016.

The Brewers could have bought him out for $500,000.

He was acquired before last season in a trade that sent pitcher Marco Estrada to the Toronto Blue Jays and finished with a .277 average, 32 doubles, 20 home runs and 87 RBIs in 149 games.


Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Brewers Willing To Listen To Offers On All Players

Oct 26, 2015 7:12 AM

The Milwaukee Brewers have reportedly been telling other teams they are willing to listen to offers for anybody on the roster.

That means Jonathan Lucroy could be available, adding depth to the market of stars that could change teams this winter.

Buster Olney/ESPN

Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Brewers Hire Matt Arnold As Assistant GM

Oct 14, 2015 4:34 PM

The Milwaukee Brewers have hired Matt Arnold as their assistant general manager.

Arnold was formerly the director of player personnel for the Tampa Bay Rays.

Milwaukee announced that long-time assistant general manager Gord Ash would not return.

"I am thrilled to bring Matt on board," new GM David Stearns said in the release. "Matt has touched nearly every aspect of baseball operations during his impressive career. He has the ability to impact our organization across the entire baseball operations spectrum and will be an integral part of our operation."

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, Misc Rumor

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Brewers Formulating Wide-Ranging Plan For Offseason

Oct 9, 2015 7:19 AM

David Stearns, hired as general manager of the Milwaukee Brewers recently, discussed Thursday a wide-ranging and flexible plan for the team's offseason.

"Having a specified plan going into an offseason is always a little bit challenging because the dynamics of the offseason change consistently," Stearns told the media. "With every trade, every team's needs change somewhat. With every signing, the market can change a little bit. But heading into the GM Meetings [in Boca Raton, Fla., from Nov. 9-12] we should have a rough outline of what we're looking to do as an organization. And then the period between the GM Meetings and the Winter Meetings [in Nashville, Tenn., from Dec. 7-10], as the market begins to take shape, we should begin to really target specific areas.

"So we'll have a plan. That doesn't necessarily mean that I'm going to share the specifics of it publicly. But we'll certainly have a plan formulated by then."

Adam McCalvy/MLB

Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Brewers Hire David Stearns As New GM

Sep 20, 2015 10:04 PM

The Brewers have hired David Stearns, assistant general manager of the Astros for the past three seasons, as their new general manager, a baseball source confirmed to on Sunday.

Stearns, 30, will replace Doug Melvin, who is transitioning to an advisory role with the Brewers after serving as the team's GM since 2002.

Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, Houston Astros, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Michael Carter-Williams Hits Cameraman With First Pitch

Sep 18, 2015 6:43 AM

Michael Carter-Williams, point guard for the Milwaukee Bucks, threw out the first pitch at Thursday night's Milwaukee Brewers game.

A right-hander, Carter-Williams threw wide right and hit a cameraman standing several feet behind and to the right of home plate.

"I clearly need a warm up," the Bucks guard tweeted a few moments later.

Patrick Dorsey/ESPN

Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, Misc Rumor

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Brewers To Interview Rays VP Chaim Bloom For GM Role

Sep 17, 2015 7:11 AM

The Milwaukee Brewers are scheduled to interview Tampa Bay Rays vice president Chaim Bloom for their vacant general manager position on Thursday.

It was reported last week that the Brewers were expected to ask permission to speak with Bloom.

Bloom, 32, was promoted to vice president from director of baseball operations last offseason when Andrew Friedman left for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, Tampa Bay Rays, Misc Rumor

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Brewers Likely To Avoid Free Agent Pitching Market

Sep 14, 2015 7:12 AM

The Milwaukee Brewers may avoid the free agent pitching market this offseason, and for good reason.

Kyle Lohse and Matt Garza began the season at the top of Milwaukee's rotation, but they have both pitched their way out of the rotation. The Brewers are a combined 16-31 in their starts.

Lohse is in the final year of a three-year, $33 million deal, while Garza is at the midpoint of a four-year, $50 million contract.

Lohse and Garza aren't the only free-agent pitching additions that haven't worked out in recent years. They gave Jeff Suppan a four-year, $40 million deal before the 2007 season, then the largest deal in team history, and he was largely a disappointment.

Randy Wolf (three years, $27.8 million) also failed to deliver the expected return.

Tom Haudricourt/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Ryan Braun Makes History With Fourth 20/20 Season
Ryan Braun became the 31st player in Major League history to post at least four seasons of 20 home runs and 20 stolen bases when he stole second base on Thursday.

Adam McCalvy/MLB

Francisco Rodriguez, Darren O'Day On Revocable Waivers
Two more bullpen options may be available via trade as the deadline to make a postseason roster nears.

Peter Gammons

Ryan Braun Becomes Milwaukee's HR Leader
Ryan Braun's 252nd home run broke a tie with Hall of Famer Robin Yount.

Associated Press

Brewers Supportive Of Denson's 'Courageous Decision'
The Brewers would welcome David Denson into their Major League clubhouse should he ever make it all the way up from the rookie Pioneer League.


David Denson Comes Out As First Gay Active Player
Brewers Minor Leaguer David Denson has become the first openly gay active player on a team affiliated with Major League Baseball.

Associated Press

Brewers Looking For Young, Analytical GM
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 possi

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

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

Adam McCalvy/MLB

Doug Melvin To Assume New Role; Brewers Searching For New GM
The Brewers have announced that Doug Melvin will move into an advisory position, creating a vacancy at general manager.

Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors

Kyle Lohse To Be Placed On Trade Waivers
The Brewers will place Kyle Lohse on revocable trade waivers in the hope that someone will claim the remainder of his contract.

Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors

Brewers Move Kyle Lohse To Bullpen
The veteran has reportedly handled the demotion well and there are rumors that the Brewers are trying to trade him.

Adam McCalvy/MLB

Doug Melvin Believes Mets Have Been Unfairly Criticized
Milwaukee had a deal in place with the Mets that would have sent Carlos Gomez to New York in exchange for Zack Wheeler and Wilmer Flores.

Jim Bowden/MLB Network Radio

Doug Melvin: Expects The Brewers To Continue Competing
The Brewers lost three starting players in trades before the deadline.

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

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