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MLB Suspends Will Smith Eight Games

May 22, 2015 2:08 PM

Brewers relief pitcher Will Smith was suspended for eight games by Major League Baseball for having a foreign substance on his arm during Thursday's game against Atlanta.

Smith was ejected for having rosin and sunscreen on his right forearm in the seventh inning of a loss to the Braves.

ESPN.com

Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, Atlanta Braves, Misc Rumor, Suspension

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Kyle Lohse May Need 'A Change Of Scenery'

May 18, 2015 7:56 AM

If the Milwaukee Brewers begin selling off veterans, Kyle Lohse will be a prime candidate.

Scouts who have watched the right-hander's starts believe he just needs "a change of scenery."

The 36-year-old has a 5.85 ERA, 1.196 WHIP, 38 strikeouts and 10 walks in 47.2 innings (eight starts) this season.

Nick Cafardo/Boston Globe

Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Flores, deGrom Make Collins Look Like Genius

May 17, 2015 12:56 AM

Wilmer Flores arrived at Citi Field and saw he had been dropped to the bottom of the order, even below starting pitcher Jacob deGrom.

Mets manager Terry Collins slotted New York's top home run hitter ninth in the batting order for the first time in nearly a half-century and batted his pitcher eighth for the third time this season.

Flores responded with a grand slam in the 10-run fourth inning and DeGrom was 3-for-3 with three singles, including two in the big inning, as the Mets defeated the Brewers 14-1 on Saturday night. 

ESPN.com

Tags: New York Mets, Milwaukee Brewers, Game Recap, Misc Rumor

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Keith Law Lists Brendan Rodgers As Top Draft Prospect

May 8, 2015 4:22 PM

Keith Law, who works in scouting for ESPN, has updated his list of the top 100 prospects ahead of next month's MLB Draft.

"This year's draft class is indeed one of the weakest in recent memory, not just at the top of the first round, but also in specific areas that are usually deeper, such as college starting pitching and catchers of any stripe. There is, however, a lot of depth in the middle infield," writes Law.

Brendan Rodgers, a shortstop out of Lake Mary High School (FL), is ranked first on Law's list.

Keith Law/ESPN

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Ryan Braun Has Longest Average HR Distance

May 8, 2015 4:16 PM

Among players that have hit a minimum of five home runs this season, Ryan Braun has the longest average home run distance in the Major Leagues this season.

Braun's home runs have averaged 422.8 feet. Eric Hosmer of the Kansas City Royals is second, at 422.6 feet, while Los Angeles Dodgers rookie Joc Pederson is third (420.3).

ESPN Stats & Info

Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, Misc Rumor, Stats

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Melvin Had 18-Point Arguement For Hiring Counsell

May 8, 2015 7:52 AM

Doug Melvin was so sure about replacing Ron Roenicke with Craig Counsell earlier this week that he sent Milwaukee Brewers owner Mark Attanasio an 18-point email detailing why Counsell had to be the choice.

Milwaukee had gone 16-40 over their last 56 games, dating back to the end of last season.

Melvin has also already sent out feelers to other teams regarding a possible sell-off if the club's fortunes don't immediate change.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, Misc Rumor

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Mike Fiers Throws Immaculate Inning Against Dodgers

May 7, 2015 4:46 PM

Mike Fiers needed only nine pitches to strike out three batters on Thursday afternoon.

Fiers, on the mound for the Milwaukee Brewers, struck out the side in the top of the fourth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The victims were Enrique Hernandez, Carlos Frias and Joc Pederson, each of whom went down swinging.

Adam McCalvy/MLB

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

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Attanasio: Open To Rebuilding Brewers, Unsure About Melvin's Future

May 6, 2015 4:04 PM

Milwaukee Brewers owner Mark Attanasio is open to rebuilding the club and isn't sure how long Doug Melvin will remain his general manager.

The Brewers fired Ron Roenicke this week and hired Craig Counsell to replace him.

"One of the challenges, and it seems to go through other sports, the responsibility, at least in the first instance, seems to go on the manager or the coach," said Attanasio. "I think we all feel responsible for where we are here.

"Doug is not shirking responsibility at all for where we're at. What we're trying to do every day is take a look how we can make this team better. I don't think we look at it like this was all on Ron at all.

"I said when I was here a few weeks ago the players have to be accountable and I do think the players have to be accountable. I think the players are feeling accountable."

Tom Haudricourt/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, Misc Rumor

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Brewers Name Craig Counsell As Manager

May 4, 2015 4:51 PM

The Milwaukee Brewers have hired Craig Counsell as their manager less than a day after firing Ron Roenicke.

Counsell, a 44-year-old Milwaukee-area native, spent the final five seasons of his 16-year Major League career with the Brewers.

"It's an honor, and it's humbling, but I feel like this is what I was meant to do," Counsell said. "I think I'll be better at this than I was at playing."

Counsell was given a contract through the 2017 season.

"He played the game with a chip on his shoulder and he played the game to win," Doug Melvin said during a news conference. "He has a real edge for preparation."

ESPN

Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, Misc Rumor

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Brewers Fire Roenicke; Counsell Will Be Replacement

May 4, 2015 1:39 AM

The Brewers fired manager Ron Roenicke on Sunday after the team started the season with a league-worst 7-18 record.

President and GM Doug Melvin announced the move hours after the team's win over the Cubs. The Brewers will name Craig Counsell as Roenicke's replacement on Monday, according to a FoxSports report. 

ESPN.com

Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, Misc Rumor

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Experts Split On Tate, Rodgers As No. 1 Pick
The Diamondbacks will pick first overall when the First-Year Player Draft is held on June 8.

Jim Callis & Jonathan Mayo/MLB

Carlos Gomez Expected To Come Off DL This Weekend
Carlos Gomez has been sidelined by a strained right hamstring.

ESPN

2015 MLB All-Star Ballot Released
Major League Baseball marked the official start of All-Star Balloting for the 86th All-Star Game, which will be held on Tuesday, July 14th at Great American Ball Park, the home of the Reds on Wednesda

RealGM Staff Report

Brewers' Owner Not Blaming Melvin, Roenicke For Slow Start
Brewers owner Mark Attanasio said Wednesday that the team's decision makers aren't to blame for a slow start.

ESPN

Brewers Place Jonathan Lucroy On DL
The Brewers have placed Jonathan Lucroy on the disabled list with a broken left big toe.

Adam McCalvy/MLB

MLB Releases Draft Bonus Slots
Major League Baseball has informed teams of the draft bonus slot allocations that will apply to the 2015 amateur draft.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

Braun Leaves With Strained Right Side
The injury occurred in the fourth inning when Ryan Braun crashed into the right-field wall while catching a ball off the bat of Justin Morneau.

Associated Press

Forbes: Average MLB Team Worth $1.2B
The Yankees are worth $3.2 billion, tops on the list and just the second United States sports franchise to eclipse the $3 billion mark.

Darren Rovell/ESPN

Yovani Gallardo Excited For 'New Chapter' With Rangers
The Brewers traded Yovani Gallardo to the Rangers this offseason, giving the right-hander a chance to pitch closer to his hometown of Fort Worth.

Quinn Roberts/MLB

Brewers Pick Up Roenicke's Option For 2016
Ron Roenicke replaced Ken Macha after the 2010 season and has led the Brewers to a 335-313 record.

Associated Press

Brewers Ban High-Fives Among Teammates
The Brewers have banned high-fives to avoid the spread of pinkeye.

Associated Press

Marlins Offered Francisco Rodriguez $10M
Rodriguez agreed to a two-year deal with the Brewers worth at least $13 million.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Aramis Ramirez Likely To Retire After Season
This will be Ramirez's 18th season in the Major Leagues and he is set to make $14 million with the Brewers.

Tom Haudricourt/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Brewers, Francisco Rodriguez Agree To Two-Year Deal
It was reported earlier Thursday that Rodriguez had agreed to terms with an undisclosed team.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Brewers Talking Deal With Francisco Rodriguez
Ownership's involvement could be an indication that Milwaukee's interest in the reliever has intensified.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Lucroy To Miss 4-6 Weeks With Hamstring Strain
Jonathan Lucroy will miss four to six weeks of spring training for the Brewers because of a strain of his right hamstring.

Associated Press

2015 MLB Draft Order Set
The order for the 2015 Major League Baseball draft is set now that James Shields has reached a deal with the Padres.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

Brewers Still Discussing Papelbon; Blue Jays Are Long Shots
The Brewers continue to discuss a possible Jonathan Papelbon trade with the Phillies.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

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

Jesse Sanchez/MLB

Brewers Agree To $3M 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 Rangers last season.

Associated Press

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