Milwaukee Brewers Wiretap

Giants, Brewers Have Discussed Ryan Braun Trade

Apr 27, 2017 10:07 AM

The San Francisco Giants have discussed a potential Ryan Braun trade with the Milwaukee Brewers, but the Brewers wanted both salary relief and good players in return.

The Brewers have been asking for a lot in exchange for Braun all along. Now that Milwaukee is also off to a good start, the timeline for a potential Braun trade has likely been pushed back.

Andrew Baggarly/San Jose Mercury News

Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, San Francisco Giants, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Eric Thames Exits Game With Hamstring Tightness

Apr 27, 2017 9:49 AM

Eric Thames left Wednesday's game against the Cincinnati Reds in the top of the eighth inning with tightness in his left hamstring.

Craig Counsell said after the Milwaukee Brewers' victory that the injury is "not a big deal."

"It just kind of tightened up over the day," Counsell said. "It is really the on-base stuff. He's just been on-base a whole bunch, running the bases, scoring from first, so just a whole bunch of baserunning."

Thames leads all of baseball with 11 home runs.


Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, Injury, Misc Rumor

Eric Thames Hits Sixth Home Run In Five Games

Apr 18, 2017 7:50 AM

Eric Thames continued his hot streak on Monday, hitting his sixth home run in five games.

Thames' streak ties him with Jeromy Burnitz for the franchise's mark for consecutive games with a home run.

He has seven home runs this season, his first since returning to Major League Baseball from Korea.

"You've just got to ride the wave and enjoy it," Thames said. "There's always dark times around the corner, so you've just got to take it in stride."

Jesse Rogers/ESPN

Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, Misc Rumor, Stats

Dodgers, Brewers Still Discussing Ryan Braun Swap

Apr 14, 2017 7:41 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Milwaukee Brewers are still in touch regarding a potential Ryan Braun trade, but there is no indication that a deal is close.

Braun faces two trade deadlines this season with his 10-and-5 rights kicking in on May 24 and the mid-summer non-waiver deadline looming after that.

"I have such a great relationship with [Brewers owner] Mark Attanasio, [general manager] David Stearns and [assistant general manager] Matt Arnold," Braun said. "We're all really on the same page when it comes to my situation."

Jon Morosi/MLB

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Milwaukee Brewers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Jonathan Villar Willing To Bet On Himself, Take One-Year Deals

Apr 7, 2017 6:50 AM

Jonathan Villar is "willing to bet on himself and go year-to-year unless [the Milwaukee Brewers] approach us with a contract that makes sense," according to his agent, Melvin Roman.

The infielder reportedly rejected a contract extension this offseason that would have guaranteed him in the neighborhood of $20 million.

Villar, who turns 26 in May, hit .285/.369/.457 with 19 home runs, 63 RBI and 62 stolen bases in 679 plate appearances last season.

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Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Keon Broxton: Helmet Flap 'Saved My Life'

Apr 7, 2017 6:45 AM

Keon Broxton left Thursday's game after being struck in the helmet with a 92 mph fastball thrown by Antonio Senzatela of the Colorado Rockies.

The Milwaukee Brewers announced after the game that Broxton suffered a slight nasal fracture but won't be placed on the disabled list.

"He avoided something incredibly serious," Craig Counsell said.

The ball struck a protective flap on Broxton's helmet. The force of the pitch appeared to push the helmet flap into Broxton's nose.

"That flap, man, that thing just saved my life,'' Broxton said. "The crazy thing about it is I was thinking about taking it off a couple days ago, too, and then this happens. I'm never taking that thing off.

"It just felt like I got punched by Mike Tyson. But other than that I feel good.''


Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, Injury, Misc Rumor

Chris Carter May Be Considering Offers In Japan

Feb 1, 2017 10:34 AM

Coming off the best season of his Major League career, Chris Carter might be forced to continue his baseball career in Japan, according to a report.

"I think at some point we have to make it a serious consideration," Dave Stewart, the former Major League ace-turned-agent told FOX Sports. "It's getting late there, too. Those teams are filling their spaces, too."

Carter considered offers from Japan last offseason as well. He tied Nolan Arenado for the National League lead in home runs this past season with 41.

Adam McCalvy/MLB

Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, Houston Astros, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Joba Chamberlain To Sign Minors Deal With Brewers

Jan 23, 2017 4:48 PM

Joba Chamberlain will sign a minor league contract with the Milwaukee Brewers that will pay him $1.375 million if he makes the major league roster.

The reliever can make additional money based on incentives.

Jon Heyman/FanRag Sports

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

Neftali Feliz Signs One-Year Deal With Brewers

Jan 19, 2017 4:04 PM

The Milwaukee Brewers have signed Neftali Feliz to a one-year contract.

Feliz is expected to close games for the Brewers in 2017.

"We are excited to add a pitcher with Neftalί's stuff to the back end of our bullpen," David Stearns said. "Neftalί has a long pedigree of getting high-leverage outs, and we believe he has the capability to help anchor our young relief corps."

Feliz will make $5.35 million and can earn an addition $1.5 million in incentives, according to reports.


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

Could Phillies Bolster Offense By Trading For Ryan Braun?

Jan 3, 2017 6:51 AM

The Philadelphia Phillies have a surplus of starting pitching and some needs on offense.

Ryan Lawrence opines that, along with the Texas Rangers and Detroit Tigers, the Milwaukee Brewers could be a trade partner for the Phillies if Ryan Braun is at the center of a deal.

Braun, 33, is owed $80 million over the next five seasons, but Philadelphia has some payroll flexibility.

Ryan Lawrence/Philly Voice

Tags: Philadelphia Phillies, Milwaukee Brewers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Ryan Braun: I Don't Know If I'll Be With Brewers Next Year
Ryan Braun isn't sure if he'll be with the Brewers when spring training begins.


Brewers Extend Craig Counsell Through 2020 Season
The new deal adds three years onto the manager's contract.

Associated Press

Jonathan Lucroy Doesn't Regret Vetoing Trade To Indians
The Brewers were on the verge of dealing Lucroy to the Indians on Aug. 1, but he blocked the deal using his no-trade clause.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Brewers Will Bring Back Entire Coaching Staff
Craig Counsell has nine assistants on his staff, including hitting coach Darnell Coles, pitching coach Derek Johnson and bench coach Pat Murphy.

Associated Press

Dodgers, Brewers Swap Involving Braun-Puig 'Was Never Close'
Recent reports have suggested that the Dodgers nearly sent Yasiel Puig as part of a package to the Brewers for Ryan Braun.

Jon Heyman/Today's Knuckleball

Brewers, Dodgers Could Revisit Ryan Braun Trade In Offseason
There are four years and $76 million remaining on Ryan Braun's contract, which the Dodgers can afford.

Nick Cafardo/Boston Globe

Brewers Claimed Yasiel Puig, Discussed Ryan Braun Deal With Dodgers
The Dodgers also pursued Ryan Braun before the non-waiver deadline.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Orlando Arcia To Make ML Debut With Brewers
Orlando Arcia will start at shortstop, pushing Jonathan Villar to third base.

Associated Press

Rangers To Acquire Jonathan Lucroy From Brewers
A reliever and prospects Lewis Brinson and Luis Ortiz will head to Milwaukee.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Brewers Sending Will Smith To Giants
The Brewers will receive Minor League pitcher Phil Bickford and catcher Andrew Susac.

Jeff Passan/Yahoo! Sports

Jonathan Lucroy Vetoes Trade To Cleveland
The Indians were one of eight teams on Jonathan Lucroy's no-trade list.

Report: Mets Have Made Offer For Jonathan Lucroy
The Mets have reportedly made a three-player offer for the Brewers catcher.

Astros Aren't In Play For Jonathan Lucroy
Houston's interest in Lucroy was previously overstated, according to a source.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Brewers Fielding More Serious Offers For Jonathan Lucroy
The Brewers have been fielding more serious offers for Lucroy recently and they are "building toward a trade" before Monday's deadline.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Sandy Alderson: Mets Aren't Discussing Jonathan Lucroy Trade
The Mets are not in talks to acquire Jonathan Lucroy from the Brewers, according to Sandy Alderson.


Mets Pursuing Jonathan Lucroy, Offering Travis d'Arnaud
There are "several" teams in the running for Jonathan Lucroy, according to sources.

Andrew Simon/MLB

Joe Nathan Joins Cubs, Gets Win On Sunday
Joe Nathan pitched a scoreless sixth inning on Sunday, allowing a hit and a walk, and striking out three Brewers in the Cub's comeback win.

Indians In Talks To Acquire Jonathan Lucroy
The Indians lost catcher Yan Gomes to a shoulder injury last Sunday.

Brewers Trade Aaron Hill To Red Sox For Two Prospects
The Brewers acquire infielder Wendell Rijo and pitcher Aaron Wilkerson from the Red Sox.

Brewers Aren't 'Actively Out Shopping' Ryan Braun, Jonathan Lucroy
The Brewers are open to offers for the two players as the season progresses, but Mark Attanasio said it still is too early for serious discussions involving Ryan Braun and Jonathan Lucroy.

Tom Haudricourt/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel