Milwaukee Brewers Wiretap

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

Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing, Terms Agreement

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Brewers Talking Deal With Francisco Rodriguez

Feb 23, 2015 8:22 AM

Milwaukee Brewers owner Mark Attanasio is discussing Francisco Rodriguez with Scott Boras, according to a report.

The owner's involvement could be an indication that Milwaukee's interest in the reliever has intensified, but the club has claimed that Boras keeps calling them about a possible contract.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Lucroy To Miss 4-6 Weeks With Hamstring Strain

Feb 11, 2015 5:41 PM

Jonathan Lucroy will miss four to six weeks of spring training for the Milwaukee Brewers because of a strain of his right hamstring.

The strain is near the top of Lucroy's hamstring, close to the hip, an area that had given Lucroy a little trouble at the end of last season.

The catcher said he has been diagnosed with a partially torn tendon, though "it sounded worse" than it felt.

Associated Press

Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, Injury, Misc Rumor

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2015 MLB Draft Order Set

Feb 10, 2015 8:42 AM

The order for the 2015 Major League Baseball draft is set now that James Shields has reached a deal with the San Diego Padres.

San Diego will part with the 13th overall pick because the Kansas City Royals issued Shields a qualifying offer earlier this offseason.


First Round

1. Diamondbacks
2. Astros
3. Rockies
4. Rangers
5. Astros
6. Twins
7. Red Sox
8. White Sox
9. Cubs
10. Phillies
11. Reds
12. Marlins            
13. Rays
14. Braves
15. Brewers
16. Yankees
17. Indians
18. Giants
19. Pirates
20. Athletics
21. Royals
22. Tigers
23. Cardinals
24. Dodgers
25. Orioles
26. Angels

Compensation Picks

27. Rockies          
28. Braves
29. Blue Jays
30. Yankees
31. Giants
32. Pirates
33. Royals
34. Tigers
35. Dodgers
36. Orioles

Competitive Balance Round A

37. Astros    
38. Rockies
39. Cardinals
40. Brewers
41. Padres
42. Indians

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Brewers Still Discussing Papelbon; Blue Jays Are Long Shots

Feb 5, 2015 7:18 AM

The Milwaukee Brewers continue to discuss a possible Jonathan Papelbon trade with the Philadelphia Phillies.

The Brewers are believed to be the favorites to land the closer if he is dealt. The Toronto Blue Jays are now considered a long shot.

The holdup in talks between Milwaukee and Philadelphia is related to player compensation as opposed to monetary compensation.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, Philadelphia Phillies, Toronto Blue Jays, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Yoan Moncada Wants To Sign Quickly

Feb 4, 2015 4:40 PM

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

"My goal is to sign with a team soon, start training with them, and make it to the Major Leagues as fast as I can with whichever team that might be," Moncada said in Spanish to MLB.com. "I know I'm going to do the best I can for as long as I can in this sport."

Moncada, 19, has worked out privately for the Yankees, Red Sox, Dodgers, Padres, Giants, Rangers, Rays, Tigers and Brewers.

Jesse Sanchez/MLB

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Milwaukee Brewers, New York Yankees, San Diego Padres, San Francisco Giants, Texas Rangers, Toronto Blue Jays, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Brewers Agree To $3M Deal With Neal Cotts

Jan 30, 2015 5:43 PM

The Milwaukee Brewers have agreed to terms on a one-year, $3 million 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 Texas Rangers last season, a year after going 8-3 with a 1.11 ERA in 58 games.

Associated Press

Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

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Phillies Discussing Papelbon With Blue Jays, Brewers

Jan 28, 2015 9:02 AM

The Philadelphia Phillies remain in talks with the Toronto Blue Jays and Milwaukee Brewers about a potential trade for Jonathan Papelbon.

Two sources said the talks were alive on Tuesday night.

Both the Blue Jays and Brewers are in need of a closer, but Papelbon's salary ($13 million in 2015) has been a sticking point.

Todd Zolecki/MLB

Tags: Philadelphia Phillies, Milwaukee Brewers, Toronto Blue Jays, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Brewers Could Bring Back Francisco Rodriguez

Jan 27, 2015 8:39 AM

The Milwaukee Brewers have reportedly discussed a potential return with reliever Francisco Rodriguez.

Mark Attanasio, the club's owner, said earlier this week that he would be "very surprised" if another signing wasn't made before Spring Training.

The Brewers had been linked to Jonathan Papelbon in trade talks.

Tom Haudricourt/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Ryan Braun's Thumb Feeling Better

Jan 25, 2015 7:43 PM

Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun has more pressing fatherhood matters to worry about right now than whether an offseason medical procedure will finally fix the nerve damage near his right thumb that affected his swing.

In a month, baseball will become more of a priority when spring training begins in Arizona for the Brewers. Braun hopes to get a better feel by then about what kind of impact that the procedure known as cryotherapy had on his lingering nerve problem.

Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, Injury, Misc Rumor

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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

Ryan Braun To Have Thumb Surgery
Ryan Braun will have surgery this week to repair a nagging nerve problem near his right thumb.

ESPN.com

Brewers Owner Directs Anger At Players
The fate of Brewers manager Ron Roenicke and his staff have yet to be decided.

ESPN.com

Brewers Could Move Braun To First Base
The Brewers need to fill a hole at first base and Ryan Braun is an option.

Adam McCalvy/MLB

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.

ESPN.com

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.

ESPN

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

ESPN.com

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.

ESPN.com