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MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks underwent successful surgery Thursday to repair his torn left hamstring.
Performed by Dr. James Andrews in Florida, the surgery is expected to keep Weeks out for four to six months. If that timetable holds, Weeks should be ready for spring training.
Weeks, 30, chose the surgical option over rehabbing the injury, something the Brewers were pleased to see. The non-surgical option would have required an intense physical therapy regimen with no guarantee of success.
"Rickie is smart enough to know what he needs to do," Brewers general manager Doug Melvin said. "You are supposed to be able to come back from it. Jose Reyes and Angel Pagan both had the same surgery."
Weeks tore the part of the hamstring usually used to repair torn ACL's while running to first base during the eighth inning of Aug. 7th's game in San Francisco. After hitting a ground ball, Weeks dropped his bat in the base path and app...
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LIES, DAMNED LIES
Ryan Braun reportedly plans to finally come clean about his PED use and lying about cheating. Braun is currently on suspension.
The Milwaukee Brewers are at a point in their season where a strong performance from a young player can be just as important as winning a game.
As tough as Wednesday's 5-4 loss to Texas was, the Brewers can take Tyler Thornburg's performance as a big positive going forward. Facing one of baseball's best lineups, the rookie right-hander allowed just one earned run on...
Ralph Sasson, a longtime friend of Ryan Braun, is suing the suspended Milwaukee Brewers outfielder for defamation, according to ESPN. Sasson, 29, claims that he assisted in Braun’s successful appeal of a 2011 positive test for elevated levels of testosterone after being contacted by Braun’s agent. According to ESPN, Sasson, in the lawsuit, accuses Braun […]
Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez is day to day after he sprained his right knee making a leaping catch at the wall.
Gomez had an MRI on Friday that confirmed the sprain, and he hobbled around on crutches before Milwaukee's game against the Reds. Manager Ron Roenicke says he'll have a better idea in the next few days of when the All-Star will return to the lineup.
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If there was a signature defensive play in the 2013 MLB season, it would be Milwaukee Brewers All-Star CF Carlos Gomez running full speed to the warning track, crashing into the wall, giving up his body, and always making the catch. The theme repeated itself Thursday night, as Gomez made a twisting catch and crashed full speed into the wall at Miller Park in Milwaukee. The play...
Milwaukee Brewers embattled left fielder Ryan Braun plans to tell the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
Braun according to people who are familiar with his plans is ready to soon admit that he used performance-enhancing drugs in parts of the 2011 season the reasons why he did it and publicly apologize for the lies and deception.
People familiar with the plans who...
MILWAUKEE -- Jonathan Lucroy didn't have to be reminded he was 0-for-5 with five strikeouts in his career against Aroldis Chapman.
The flame-throwing Cincinnati closer has not only had success against Lucroy, but he's dominated the Milwaukee Brewers since he came to the big leagues in 2010.
After fouling off three fastballs at 99 mph, Lucroy crushed a hanging slider for...
Ostensibly, Kyle Lohse and I talked about the evolution of his approach last week before a game against the Giants. He showed me some grips and talked about how his arsenal has changed since he was in Minnesota. But — as it happens when you start talking about baseball’s intricacies — our conversation ended up […]
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It’s been a week of squeeze play karma for the Milwaukee Brewers. In Tuesday’s game against the Texas Rangers, Jean Segura scored a Badger Mutual insurance run in the eighth inning on an apparent failed squeeze attempt (if only all failures in baseball had such an upside). Segura escaping the rundown was a heartwarming...
Some of the coloring came out looking kind of strange (Doug Melvin, for instance...or, Doug Melvin's face. I might have made some of the drawings a bit opaque at some point, and then failed to notice when I set the backgrounds behind them). Also, the nifty fonts service I use for comic bubbles from Urban Fonts was unavailable...
Well, we soon may have the truth, or the latest version of the truth, or whatever passes for the truth nowadays.
Ryan Braun has started offering personal apologies, according to major-league sources. He is expected to elaborate, in the near future, on why he accepted a 65-game suspension for violating baseball's drug policy. And according to people he has spoken with, he is...
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Jonathan Lucroy hit a two-run homer off Aroldis Chapman in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Milwaukee Brewers a 7-6 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night.
Jean Segura sparked the winning rally when he beat out a leadoff chopper to shortstop for his third hit. Lucroy then drove a 1-2 pitch to left for his 17th homer, snapping Cincinnati's...
The usually reliable Milwaukee bullpen faltered Wednesday night, sending the Brewers home with a 5-4 loss to the Texas Rangers.
Milwaukee finished 5-4 on the 10-day road trip and lost for the 23rd time this season when holding a lead.
The Rangers rallied in the seventh when three Brewers' relievers got wild.
The Brewers bullpen, which had a 2.88 ERA - fourth-best in the majors...
After being owned by Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman for the last three seasons the Milwaukee Brewers experienced some hard-earned success Friday night.
Jonathan Lucroy belted a two-run walk-off home run off the left-handed fireballer to propel the Brewers to a 7-6 victory over their National League Central Division rival in a back-and-forth game at Miller Park.
It was the...
Of course Alex Rodriguez is also a rat because, well...60 Minutes reports:
"60 Minutes" has learned that members of New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez's inner circle in February obtained and leaked documents that implicated Milwaukee Brewers slugger Ryan Braun as well as his own Yankees teammate, catcher Francisco Cervelli, in the doping scandal that has...