Milwaukee Brewers Wiretap

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

Jan 23, 2015 8:49 AM

The Milwaukee Brewers are in serious talks to acquire Jonathan Papelbon, according to a report.

The Philadelphia Phillies would send money to Milwaukee a part of the deal.

Milwaukee is on Papelbon's no-trade list, but that doesn't rule out a swap if the reliever feels he has a better chance to win.

The Toronto Blue Jays have also had interest in Papelbon recently.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

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

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Brewers Sign Willis To Minor League Deal

Jan 21, 2015 4:29 PM

The Milwaukee Brewers have signed Dontrelle Willis to a Minor League contract.

The deal includes an invitation to Milwaukee's big league camp.

Willis hasn't appeared in a Major League game since 2011.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

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

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Rangers Acquire Gallardo From Brewers

Jan 20, 2015 7:27 AM

The Texas Rangers have traded three Minor Leaguers to the Milwaukee Brewers for Yovani Gallardo.

Milwaukee will receive right-handed pitchers Corey Knebel, Marcos Diplan and shortstop Luis Sardinas.

Gallardo, 28, a native of Fort Worth, Texas, went 8-11 with a 3.51 ERA for the Brewers last season.

The pitcher will make $13 million in the final year of his contract and is open to signing a long-term deal with the Rangers if everything goes well in 2015. The Brewers will pick up $4 million of Gallardo's $13 million salary.

Calvin Watkins/ESPN

Tags: Texas Rangers, Milwaukee Brewers, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

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Rangers Close To Trading For Yovani Gallardo

Jan 18, 2015 7:42 PM

The Rangers are close to a trade to acquire pitcher Yovani Gallardo from the Brewers, a baseball source confirmed to on Sunday.

It was not immediately known which player or players would be going back to Milwaukee in the trade.

Gallardo, 28, is 89-64 with a 3.69 ERA in parts of eight seasons with Milwaukee.

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

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Braun: Thumb Is Fully Healed

Nov 26, 2014 3:03 PM

Ryan Braun says his right thumb is 100 percent for the first time in two years.

"Right now, I don't feel any [discomfort], and I haven't been able to say that for two years," Braun said. "I think I've told you guys, it [bothered me] shaking hands, writing -- you know, just everyday activities. Now I don't feel it at all, so I'm excited."

Braun said he's been cleared for offseason activities, and even swung a bat 10 days after the surgery.

"I'm encouraged by how it feels, but at the same time, I think I have to be cautiously optimistic [until] I get into spring training and see how it responds," Braun said. "But it hasn't felt this good in a really long time."


Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, Injury

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White Sox Sign Duke To Three-Year, $15M Deal

Nov 18, 2014 5:08 PM

The Chicago White Sox have signed Zach Duke to a three-year, $15 million deal.

Duke, a former starter who has pitched mostly in relief the last four seasons, was effective out of the bullpen for the Milwaukee Brewers this past season.

The left-hander had a 2.45 ERA over 58 2/3 innings. His 74 strikeouts were nearly double what he had recorded the past three seasons combined.

Doug Padilla/ESPN

Tags: Chicago White Sox, Milwaukee Brewers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Blue Jays Trade Lind To Brewers For Estrada

Nov 1, 2014 5:21 PM

Adam Lind was traded from the Blue Jays to the Brewers on Saturday for right-hander Marco Estrada, ending the first baseman's nine-year run in Toronto.

The 31-year-old Lind hit .321 with six homers and 40 RBIs in 96 games last season, when he missed extensive time with a back injury and then a hurt right foot.

Tags: Toronto Blue Jays, Milwaukee Brewers, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

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Brewers Exercise Option On Gallardo

Oct 31, 2014 6:13 PM

The Milwaukee Brewers have exercised their $13 million option on Yovani Gallardo.

The 28-year-old went 8-11 with a 3.51 ERA in 32 starts this season.

Milwaukee also announced they declined a $14.5 million option on Rickie Weeks.


Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Brewers Hire Coles As Hitting Coach

Oct 24, 2014 8:16 AM

The Milwaukee Brewers have hired Darnell Coles as their hitting coach.

Coles returns to Milwaukee after spending this season as the assistant hitting coach for the Detroit Tigers.

Coles previously worked in the Brewers organization as the team's Double-A manager from 2012-13.

Associated Press

Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, Detroit Tigers

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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.

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

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.

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.


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

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.

Matt Garza Likely To Return To Rotation Next Week
Matt Garza pitched a simulated game in San Francisco on Friday.

Brewers Claim Morneau, Rockies Pull Him Back
The two sides discussed a trade, but could not come to terms.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Roenicke Rips 'Terrible' Home Plate Umpire
Ron Roenicke ripped into home plate umpire Mark Ripperger after the Brewers were defeated by the Padres in 10 innings on Wednesday night.


Brewers Concerned About Braun's Thumb Injury Long-Term
Milwaukee signed Ryan Braun to a five-year, $105 million contract that doesn't kick in until 2016.

Tom Haudricourt/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

Kyle Lohse To Miss Next Start
Kyle Lohse will miss his scheduled start Tuesday because of a sore right ankle.


Yasiel Puig Breaks Bat On Check Swing
Yasiel Puig snapped a bat while checking his swing without ever touching the ball on Friday night against the Brewers.

Brewers Place Matt Garza On DL; Recall Rob Wooten
The Brewers have placed Matt Garza on the DL with a strained left oblique.

Brewers Acquire Parra From Diamondbacks
Gerardo Parra has $1.6 million left on his deal this season and will be eligible for arbitraton this winter.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

MLB Trade Deadline Resources
The deadline, which is 4:00 PM EST on Thursday, could come and go without fireworks -- or it could include big names like Jon Lester, David Price and John Lackey.

RealGM Staff Report