Milwaukee Brewers Wiretap

Brewers Acquire Neil Walker From Mets

Aug 13, 2017 12:18 PM

The Milwaukee Brewers have acquired Neil Walker and cash from the New York Mets for a player to be named later.

The Brewers had expressed interest in Ian Kinsler of the Detroit Tigers, before shifting their attention to Walker since the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.

Walker, 31, hit .264 with 10 home runs and 36 RBIs in 73 games with New York this season.

"He's a first-rate guy,'' Sandy Alderson said of Walker. "He was very important in the clubhouse, and we're very glad we had him for the time that we did. I think he distinguished himself in his time as a Met.''

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, New York Mets, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Tigers Place Ian Kinsler On Revocable Trade Waivers

Aug 10, 2017 8:30 AM

The Detroit Tigers have placed Ian Kinsler on revocable trade waivers.

The Milwaukee Brewers reportedly have interest in Kinsler, though he'd have to approve a trade to the Brewers.

Ken Rosenthal/MLB Network

Tags: Detroit Tigers, Milwaukee Brewers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Multiple Teams Have Interest In Tigers' Justin Wilson

Jul 30, 2017 10:22 PM

Detroit spent Sunday evening narrowing their list of suitors for lefty reliever Justin Wilson, with the potential of a deal Sunday night or Monday morning.

Five teams remain in the mix for Wilson, according to an industry source. The Astros are considered the favorites, according to's Mark Feinsand, but the Nationals and Cubs also remain in the hunt according to's Phil Rogers and other sources. MLB Network's Ken Rosenthal reported that the Cubs are heavily involved in talks.

Other teams that have been linked at some point to Wilson include the Rockies, Rays, Dodgers, Red Sox, Brewers, Indians and Yankees.

Tags: Detroit Tigers, Houston Astros, Chicago Cubs, Washington Nationals, New York Yankees, Milwaukee Brewers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Colorado Rockies, Cleveland Indians, Boston Red Sox, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Brewers Have Interest In Trading For Curtis Granderson

Jul 28, 2017 9:09 AM

The Milwaukee Brewers have at least some level of interest in acquiring Curtis Granderson from the New York Mets.

At this point there is no real progress on a deal between the two clubs.

Granderson, a left-handed hitter, would add a new dimension to the right-handed heavy Milwaukee lineup.

Ken Rosenthal/MLB Network

Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, New York Mets, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

White Sox Trade Anthony Swarzak To Brewers

Jul 26, 2017 7:16 AM

The Milwaukee Brewers have acquired Anthony Swarzak from the Chicago White Sox for prospect Ryan Cordell.

Swarzak has a 2.23 ERA in 41 appearances. He has struck out 52 batters in 48 1/3 innings.

He is expected to become Milwaukee's setup man.


Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, Chicago White Sox, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

Brewers 'Fading' In Pursuit Of Trade For Sonny Gray

Jul 25, 2017 8:24 AM

The Milwaukee Brewers are "fading" in the race to acquire Sonny Gray.

The report doesn't indicate whether Milwaukee's stance is a result of their own decision or the rise of another suitor.

Gray is widely expected to be traded by the Oakland Athletics this month.

Ken Rosenthal

Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, Oakland Athletics, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Brewers Have Been Most Aggressive In Pursuit Of Sonny Gray

Jul 18, 2017 9:17 AM

Sonny Gray remains one of the hottest names on the trade market and the Milwaukee Brewers "may be the most aggressive" in pursuit of the starter, according to a report.

The Kansas City Royals, among several other teams, have also been linked to Gray.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, Oakland Athletics, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Brewers List Braun Day-To-Day For The Rest Of The Season

Jul 15, 2017 7:17 PM

Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun, who has struggled with a strain in his left calf for several weeks, will be evaluated daily for the reminder of the season, manager Craig Counsell said before Saturday night's game against the Phillies.

"I think enough has happened as we've gone through this that it's day-to-day for the rest of the year," Counsell said. "We've had a couple of recurrences of it. I think it's something we are going to have to deal with for the rest of the year."

Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, Injury, Misc Rumor

Brewers Don't Feel Need To Deal After Cubs Land Jose Quintana

Jul 14, 2017 7:37 AM

The Milwaukee Brewers hold a 5.5-game lead over the Chicago Cubs in the National League Central.

On Thursday, the Cubs made a big splash by acquiring Jose Quintana from the Chicago White Sox for the second half of the season. David Stearns says the Brewers won't make a reactive move to counter the Cubs.

"I think that can be a little bit dangerous," Stearns said. "We have to make moves that make the most sense for our franchise, and that's regardless of what a particular rival or another team in our division is doing.

"The Cubs are doing what they think they need to do to improve their team. Obviously we're going to continue to look at the market and see if there's a fit for us down the road."

Mark Feinsand/MLB

Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Brewers Claim Stephen Vogt Off Waivers From A's

Jun 25, 2017 9:13 PM

The first-place Milwaukee Brewers added a veteran bat Sunday when they claimed catcher Stephen Vogt off waivers from the Oakland Athletics, the team announced.

Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, Oakland Athletics, Misc Rumor, Waiver

Keon Broxton Hits Longest HR In Busch Stadium History
Keon Broxton's blast traveled 489 feet. The previous record was a 477-foot bomb by Brandon Moss last season.

Mike Axisa/CBS Sports

2017 MLB Draft First Round Results
The first round of the 2017 Major League Baseball draft was held on Monday night with a lot of young talent coming off the board early.

RealGM Staff Report

Ryan Braun Likely Headed Back To Disabled List
Ryan Braun is expected to be headed back to the 10-day disabled list, just days after the Brewers activated him.


Brewers Move Struggling Wily Peralta To Bullpen
Wily Peralta has a 6.08 ERA in 40 innings this season.


Brewers Place Ryan Braun On DL With Calf Strain
Ryan Braun hopes to be back in the Brewers' lineup when the 10 days expire.

Ryan Braun Close To Gaining Full No-Trade Power
Ryan Braun will become a "10 and 5" player this Sunday, giving him full veto power over any trade from the Brewers.

Tom Haudricourt/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Hanley Ramirez To Make Season Debut At First Base
Hanley Ramirez has been exclusively been a DH for the Red Sox this season.

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

Andrew Baggarly/San Jose Mercury News

Eric Thames Exits Game With Hamstring Tightness
Eric Thames left Wednesday's game against the Reds in the top of the eighth inning with tightness in his left hamstring.


Eric Thames Hits Sixth Home Run In Five Games
Eric Thames has seven home runs this season, his first since returning to Major League Baseball from Korea.

Jesse Rogers/ESPN

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

Jon Morosi/MLB

Jonathan Villar Willing To Bet On Himself, Take One-Year Deals
The infielder reportedly rejected a contract extension this offseason that would have guaranteed him in the neighborhood of $20 million.

MLB Network Radio

Keon Broxton: Helmet Flap 'Saved My Life'
Keon Broxton left Thursday's game after being struck in the helmet with a 92 mph fastball thrown by Antonio Senzatela of the Rockies.


Chris Carter May Be Considering Offers In Japan
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.

Adam McCalvy/MLB

Joba Chamberlain To Sign Minors Deal With Brewers
Joba Chamberlain will sign a minor league contract with the Brewers that will pay him $1.375 million if he makes the major league roster.

Jon Heyman/FanRag Sports

Neftali Feliz Signs One-Year Deal With Brewers
Neftali Feliz is expected to close games for the Brewers in 2017.


Could Phillies Bolster Offense By Trading For Ryan Braun?
The Phillies have a surplus of starting pitching and some needs on offense.

Ryan Lawrence/Philly Voice

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