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Ryan Braun: I Don't Know If I'll Be With Brewers Next Year

Nov 28, 2016 7:57 AM

Ryan Braun isn't sure if he'll be with the Milwaukee Brewers when spring training begins.

"Not knowing 100 percent where [I'll] be playing is hard. It definitely complicates things," Braun said. "Obviously, things come up. It's a part of the business. It's a part of the profession. If something were to happen, we'd figure it out when we get there."

Braun has a limited no-trade provision but would have the ability to block any swap starting in late May, when he becomes a 10-year veteran who has spent his past five seasons with his current team.

"I get asked about it regularly," David Stearns said of a possible trade. "I know that's a big story this offseason, but I'm very happy that Ryan is a member of the Milwaukee Brewers. I expect him to be a member of the Milwaukee Brewers going forward. I'm happy that he's here at the event today."

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Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Brewers Extend Craig Counsell Through 2020 Season

Nov 11, 2016 5:54 PM

The Milwaukee Brewers have extended Craig Counsell's contract through the 2020 season.

The new deal adds three years onto the manager's contract.

"Craig has been a Brewer in the truest sense and is as much a Brewer in here as anyone," David Stearns said. "Craig understands the passion of this fan base."

Counsell just finished his first full season as skipper, going 73-89 -- a five-win improvement from 2015.

Associated Press

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Jonathan Lucroy Doesn't Regret Vetoing Trade To Indians

Oct 25, 2016 7:17 AM

Jonathan Lucroy says he has no regrets a few months after nixing a trade to the Cleveland Indians, who will host the World Series this week.

The Milwaukee Brewers were on the verge of dealing Lucroy to the Indians on Aug. 1, but he blocked the deal using his no-trade clause. He was then dealt to the Texas Rangers.

"I'm good, man,'' Lucroy told Jerry Crasnick. "There's too much drama with all that. I'm not worried about it at all. It's over with and in the past.''

Lucroy has a $5.25 million club option for 2017.

He said the decision to reject the trade to Cleveland was "an economic decision. Period."

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Milwaukee Brewers, Texas Rangers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Brewers Will Bring Back Entire Coaching Staff

Oct 4, 2016 4:46 PM

The Milwaukee Brewers have decided to retain their entire coaching staff for the 2017 season.

David Stearns made the announcement Tuesday, when the general manager and Craig Counsell held an end-of-season news conference.

Counsell has nine assistants on his staff, including hitting coach Darnell Coles, pitching coach Derek Johnson and bench coach Pat Murphy.

Associated Press

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Dodgers, Brewers Swap Involving Braun-Puig 'Was Never Close'

Sep 16, 2016 8:41 AM

Recent reports have suggested that the Los Angeles Dodgers nearly sent Yasiel Puig as part of a package to the Milwaukee Brewers for Ryan Braun.

A source told Jon Heyman that "there was a lot of dialogue but [a swap] was never close."

Regardless, it seems as though the two clubs could revisit talks this winter.

Jon Heyman/Today's Knuckleball

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

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Brewers, Dodgers Could Revisit Ryan Braun Trade In Offseason

Sep 12, 2016 6:59 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers had interest in Ryan Braun when the Milwaukee Brewers claimed Yasiel Puig on waivers.

Given that interest, a source close to the Dodgers believes such a trade package will be revisited this offseason.

There are four years and $76 million remaining on Braun's contract, which the Dodgers can afford.

Nick Cafardo/Boston Globe

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Milwaukee Brewers, Trade Rumor

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Brewers Claimed Yasiel Puig, Discussed Ryan Braun Deal With Dodgers

Sep 2, 2016 8:02 PM

The Milwaukee Brewers were the team that won the waiver claim on Yasiel Puig and they legitimately discussed a deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The Brewers included Ryan Braun in the conversations with the Dodgers for Puig.

The Dodgers also pursued Braun before the non-waiver deadline.

While Puig was demoted in August, the Dodgers only intended to trade him in a package for a better player.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

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

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Orlando Arcia To Make ML Debut With Brewers

Aug 2, 2016 4:41 PM

The Milwaukee Brewers have promoted Orlando Arcia from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Arcia will make his Major League debut on Tuesday against the San Diego Padres. He will start at shortstop, pushing Jonathan Villar to third base.

Leading up to the non-waiver trade deadline on Monday, the Brewers traded away Jonathan Lucroy and their two best relievers.

The 21-year-old Venezuelan was hitting .267 with eight homers and 53 RBIs in 100 games in his first season at Triple-A. He has 15 steals and been caught eight times. Arcia is a .282 career hitter in the minors.

Associated Press

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Rangers To Acquire Jonathan Lucroy From Brewers

Aug 1, 2016 4:34 PM

The Milwaukee Brewers have agreed to trade Jonathan Lucroy to the Texas Rangers.

A reliever and prospects Lewis Brinson and Luis Ortiz will head to Milwaukee.

Lucroy previously vetoed a proposed deal that would have sent him to the Cleveland Indians.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: Texas Rangers, Milwaukee Brewers, Trade Rumor

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Brewers Sending Will Smith To Giants

Aug 1, 2016 3:02 PM

The San Francisco Giants will acquire Will Smith from the Milwaukee Brewers.

The Brewers will receive Minor League pitcher Phil Bickford and catcher Andrew Susac.

Smith, 27, has a 3.68 ERA, 9.0 K/9 and 3.7 BB/9 in 22 innings for the Brewers this year.

Jeff Passan/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: San Francisco Giants, Milwaukee Brewers, Trade Rumor

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

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

ESPN.com

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.

MLB

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.

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

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

ESPN.com

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

Giants, Brewers Engaged In 'Preliminary Talks' On Ryan Braun Trade
The Giants have engaged in "preliminary talks" with the Brewers on a trade for Ryan Braun, according to a USA Today report.

Cash Kruth/MLB

Matt Garza Will Make Season Debut This Week
Matt Garza has been sidelined with a right lat strain, but will make his first start against the Giants on Tuesday in San Francisco.

ESPN.com

Brewers Unlikely To Trade Jonathan Villar
The Brewers appear to have found a gem in Jonathan Villar, who they acquired from the Astros, and he has established himself as a starting shortstop.

Jon Heyman/Today's Knuckleball

Phillies Take Mickey Moniak; MLB Draft Round 1 Results
The Phillies used the first overall pick on California high school outfielder Mickey Moniak.

RealGM Staff Report

Brewers Trade Jed Bradley To Braves
The Brewers have traded Jed Bradley to the Braves for a player to be named later or cash.

Adam McCalvy/MLB

Francisco Rodriguez Joins Rare Club With 400th Save
Francisco Rodriguez joined an elite group Tuesday night when he recorded the 400th save of his Major League career, becoming only the sixth pitcher to accomplish such a feat.

Katie Strang/ESPN

Brewers Trading Ryan Braun 'Becoming More Realistic' Possibility
Ryan Braun can veto a trade to all teams except the Dodgers, Angels, Marlins, Rays and Nationals.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports (via MLBTradeRumors)

Matt Garza Lands On DL With Strained Back Muscle
The right-hander will miss at least 4-6 weeks.

ESPN

Will Smith Tears Ligament In Knee Taking Cleats Off
Will Smith was set to share closer during for the Brewers with Jeremy Jeffress.

AP

Rymer Liriano Suffers Facial Fractures When Hit By Pitch
Rymer Liriano was expected to be hospitalized overnight for observation and further testing.

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