Parra may not have everyday job in Brewers' crowded OF

PHOENIX (AP) The Milwaukee Brewers have a numbers problem in the outfield that many other teams might envy. There are four players worthy of three starting spots, including Gold Glove winners in Carlos Gomez and Gerardo Parra; 2011 NL MVP Ryan Braun and promising young slugger Khris Davis. It looks as if the versatile Parra will begin the season without an everyday job despite boasting...
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Braun's thumb feeling fine, aiming to regain powerful stroke

PHOENIX (AP) Ryan Braun can't pinpoint the exact date, but he can remember with some clarity when his right thumb began bothering him. ''It was a changeup against Joe Kelly in St. Louis,'' Braun said Wednesday as he reported to spring training with the rest of Milwaukee's position players. ''I think it was an extra-inning game at some point in 2013.'' ''It's been a while since I...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Braun arrives at camp optimistic about thumb, upcoming season

PHOENIX -- Milwaukee Brewers right fielder Ryan Braun reported to the team's Maryvale spring training complex Wednesday afternoon with a healthy right thumb and his focus clearly on the 2015 season. "If anybody here is happy with the way that the season finished up last year, they aren't in the right profession or business," Braun said. "We had a great first five months of the year...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Five players with something to prove in 2015

Sometimes having a chip on your shoulder is the best thing for a ballplayer. Having something to prove, or the desire to prove someone wrong, can sometimes be enough to push a guy into having a career year. There are plenty of players who fit that criteria this year, whether it’s guys proving they’re worth the huge contracts they signed this winter, or guys returning from...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

15 Veterans Over 30 on the Rebound in 2015-CODE RED FANTASY FORECAST BY “THE GENERAL!”

By: Mike Moosbrugger aka “THE GENERAL!” 15 Veterans Over 30 on the Rebound In 2015 When I create this list of players each year in preparation for my own draft it generally consists of normally very productive players that are 30+ years old that had either a bad season last year, are coming off injury […] The post 15 Veterans Over 30 on the Rebound in 2015-CODE RED FANTASY...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball Team Preview: Milwaukee Brewers

Even though the Brewers had more wins than losses in 2014 (82-80), they were on the outside looking in for the third-straight season. Milwaukee was 15th in runs scored (650 runs) and 17th in team batting average (.250) last year. It’s those middle-of-the-road numbers that can scare off fantasy baseball owners, but this team is filled with quality bats. ALSO SEE: TEAM PREVIEWS...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Brewers start Spring Training soon, looking for more consistent success in 2015

After being in first place of the National League Central Division for the majority of the 2014 season, the Milwaukee Brewers let their lead slip away in the final months. After going 51-33 in the first four months of the season, the Brewers finished July, August and September with a 31-47 record and didn’t qualify for the playoffs. Jonathan Lucroy was the Brewers biggest surprise...
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February 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Ryan Braun Joins Couple’s Wedding Pictures

If Ryan Braun is supposed to be a jerk, you’re going to have a hard time convincing Jesse and Janice Anderson. The newly married couple was taking pictures outside their wedding reception at a hotel in downtown Milwaukee when the Brewers slugger crossed their paths. “All of the sudden I saw that it was him walking towards us, and I could barely contain myself,” new bride Janice...
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January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Brewers' Braun feels good, ready to test thumb in spring training

  Fatherhood has given Ryan Braun a different perspective on baseball and life in general. The Milwaukee Brewers outfielder has more pressing 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. So far, so good - both with the thumb and raising a 4 1/2-month-old daughter. ''It...
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January 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Brewers' Ryan Braun hopeful with spring training near

MILWAUKEE (AP) Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun says his right hand feels significantly better following an offseason procedure to fix nerve damage near his thumb. The veteran slugger said Sunday that he started hitting a little earlier than he usually does in the offseason. Braun had a procedure known as cryotherapy in early October to address the lingering injury. He hit...
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January 25, 2015  |  Discuss

10 Crap Brewers Items They’d Like to Sell You

It was around this time last winter when I did a post about the most useless Milwaukee Brewers items for sale on the Internet. I believe it was a shout-out in an echo chamber similar to that of the Brewers’ current offseason. Recently I came upon a post at the KC blog Royals Review, which goes over 17 official products available via Royals.com. Let’s just say most of it is a...
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January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Player profile: Ryan Braun

After missing the final 50 games of the 2013 MLB season due to suspension, Ryan Braun had the worst season of his career in 2014. However, after recovering from surgery on his thumb on October 2, Braun may be poised for a big year in 2015. Since serving his suspension for PED use, Braun has had many critics. After having a back-to-back career worst seasons, many people may see those...
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December 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers Injury Update: Ryan Braun's thumb completely healed

Milwaukee Brewers right fielder Ryan Braun has declared himself completely healed from his surgery to repair the nerve that caused numbness in his right thumb for nearly two years. Braun had the surgery performed on October 2, and as MLB.com's Adam McCalvy reported Wednesday, Braun says he has fully recovered but remains cautious about preparing for Spring Training.Ryan Braun says...
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November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers' Braun optimistic about injured right hand

MILWAUKEE (AP) As drivers pulled up in their cars to drop off canned goods at Miller Park, Ryan Braun collected the Thanksgiving donations and offered a warm handshake with his gloved right hand. Spring training is still more than two months away, but this is a good sign for the Milwaukee Brewers and their star outfielder. Braun said Wednesday that his right hand feels good. He...
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November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Braun: Offseason thumb surgery 'made a huge difference'

MILWAUKEE -- Nearly two months removed from cryotherapy procedure on his right thumb, Milwaukee Brewers right fielder Ryan Braun says he is pain free for the first time in two years. Speaking to a group of reporters after volunteering at the club's annual Thanksgiving food drive, Braun said the procedure was a success, but he knows the true test won't come until he begins the grind...
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November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers Injury Update: Ryan Braun feels "pretty good" after BP

Ryan Braun's thumb was a topic conversation throughout the entire 2014 season, but it appears that in 2015 both he and the Milwaukee Brewers may finally be able to move past the lingering injury.  Team beat writer Adam McCalvy is reporting that Braun took BP yesterday for the first time since his thumb procedure and felt "pretty good," after. Ryan Braun took BP yesterday and felt...
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October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers Injury Update: Ryan Braun cleared to swing

Ryan Braun was not himself all season, but in a few days the Milwaukee Brewers may get an idea of whether he will be back to form in 2015.  Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is reporting that Braun has been cleared to swing after Thurday's thumb procedure.This season Braun struggled to be himself, hitting a career low .266 with just 19 home runs.  Not being able...
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October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

What Do We Know About Ryan Braun’s Unprecedented Thumb Fix?

Last week, Ryan Braun had a cryotherapy procedure at the Kerlan-Jobe Clinic in Los Angeles to heal his injured thumb. Today was supposed to be Braun’s follow-up appointment with his physician, Dr. Vernon Williams, although I have yet to see any new reports.  The news that Braun had taken steps to correct the injury was reassuring – not only because the 2011 MVP just concluded...
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October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers' Ryan Braun has right thumb procedure

MILWAUKEE (AP) Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun has undergone a medical procedure to address a nerve problem near his right thumb. Milwaukee said Thursday that Dr. Vernon Williams of the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles administered cryotherapy, a procedure involving the application of extreme cold. Braun is to meet with Williams again Monday; if Braun responds well to...
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October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers OF Ryan Braun has surgery to fix nerve problem near right thumb

  Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun has undergone a medical procedure to address a nerve problem near his right thumb. The team said Thursday that Dr. Vernon Williams of the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles administered cryotherapy, a procedure involving the application of extreme cold. Braun is to meet with Williams again Monday; if Braun responds well to the treatment...
Via AP on Fox
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Braun has cryotherapy procedure on thumb

Milwaukee Brewers right fielder Ryan Braun underwent a cryotherapy procedure on his right thumb Thursday morning in Los Angeles.  The procedure, performed by Dr. Vernon Williams at the Kerlan Jobe Clinic, is designed to freeze the nerve at the base of Braun's right thumb. Braun will meet with Williams on Monday, Oct. 6 as a follow up to the procedure. If everything goes well, Braun...
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October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Braun to have thumb surgery, hopes to return to offensive form

MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee Brewers right fielder Ryan Braun will undergo surgery Thursday in Los Angeles in hopes of curing a lingering nerve issue near his right thumb. Braun is hopeful the surgery, which he described Sunday as a procedure to freeze the damaged tissue, will allow him to bounce back from the least productive season of his eight-year career. "Definitely looking forward...
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September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers' Ryan Braun to have surgery for nerve issue near right thumb

  Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun is scheduled to have surgery this week to fix a nagging nerve problem near his right thumb. The injury contributed to Braun having one of the least productive full seasons of his career. He went hitless in three at-bats in Sunday's 5-2 loss to the Chicago Cubs to finish the year hitting .266 with 19 homers and 81 RBI in 580 plate appearances...
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September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers Injury Update: Ryan Braun to have thumb procedure Thursday

After the most frustrating season of his major league career, Ryan Braun is set to have a thumb procedure this upcoming Thursday. This is some of the greatest news that the Milwaukee Brewers could hear heading into the offseason.  With almost every plate appearance, it was evident that the lingering thumb issue was taking away Braun's power.His end of season numbers, were among...
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September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

The Brewers Bar Weekly Hangover 9/21/14

Each Sunday evening we will review our favorite and least favorite events of the previous week, and share our perspective on how the team is doing. Please enjoy responsibly. Cheers! (Best event/news of the week) Ryan Braun Nominated for Roberto Clemente Award: The first time I heard about this on a recent Brewers broadcast, I thought they were joking.  Given Braun’s 2013 PED suspension...
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September 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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