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The Brewers announced they've signed first baseman Travis Ishikawa to a minor league deal, and also confirmed their signing of Mike Rivera. Ishikawa was designated for assignment by the Giants in March, and after clearing waivers went on to hit .251/.368/.383 in 211 Triple-A plate appearances. Ishikawa injured his non-throwing shoulder in June while playing right field and had surgery that month.
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Ishikawa: the new Prince in Milwaukee? (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)
Former Giants first baseman Travis Ishikawa might have some big enormous shoes to fill.
Ishi was signed to a minor league contract by the Milwaukee Brewers today, according to Jon Paul Morosi at FOX Sports. With current Milwaukee free agent first baseman Prince Fielder likely to sign with another ball club any day now...
The Milwaukee Brewers agreed to terms with free agent third baseman Aramis Ramirez on Monday, agent Paul Kinzer told The Associated Press.
Ramirez will provide a much-needed big bat for the Brewers, who are expected to lose first baseman Prince Fielder through free agency and may be without NL MVP Ryan Braun for the first 50 games of next season if he loses his appeal for testing...
The positive result was triggered by elevated levels of testosterone in Braun’s system, the sources told “Outside the Lines.” A subsequent, more comprehensive test revealed the testosterone was synthetic — not produced by Braun’s body.
Every individual naturally produces testosterone and a substance called epitestosterone, typically at a ratio of 1-to-1. In Major League...
The Milwaukee Brewers have traded third baseman Casey McGehee to the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for relief pitcher Jose Veras.
McGehee appeared to lose his starting spot when the Brewers agreed to terms with free-agent third baseman Aramis Ramirez on Monday.
McGehee hit .223 with 13 homers and 67 RBIs last season. He led the club with 104 RBIs in 2010.
Veras, 31, has spent...
Casey McGehee is a Brewer. We have always hated Casey McGehee. Casey McGehee is a Pirate. We have always loved Casey McGehee. When the Pirates picked up Casey McGehee last night, my initial instinct was to remember that how awful he was in 2011 and how overrated I thought he was in 2010. Being overrated doesn't mean that a player isn't useful, of course (see: Neil Walker...
The weekend produced one of the most surprising and most controversial stories of the past decade in baseball. Ryan Braun tested positive for increased testosterone levels in a random drug test during the 2011 Postseason, which violates the new steroid policy implemented by Major League Baseball.
Sources have suggested that Braun did not test positive for performance-enhancing drugs...
The D-backs are closing in on a one-year deal with free-agent reliever Takashi Saito, a baseball source confirmed Monday.
The Milwaukee Brewers have agreed to terms with free agent third baseman Aramis Ramirez, according to his agent.
The Pirates acquired third baseman Casey McGehee from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for reliever Jose Veras Monday night, the team announced, adding insurance in case Pedro Alvarez continues to struggle.
Newsday's Ken Davidoff shares his winners and losers of the Winter Meetings, with a twist -- he includes winners with downside and losers with upside. The Cardinals top the latter list, as Davidoff notes that losing Albert Pujols means they're "liberated of an albatross contract." Here are a few more Sunday morning NL Central links:
The Brewers are still talking...
The Pirates acquired third baseman Casey McGehee from the Milwaukee Brewers Monday night in exchange for relief pitcher Jose Veras, the team announced, adding insurance in case Pedro Alvarez continues to struggle. McGehee, 29, hit .223 with a .280 on-base percentage for the Brewers this past season. He hit 13 home runs in 546 at-bats.