After trades, Brewers make moves to fill big-league roster holes

After dealing away four players on their big-league roster, the Milwaukee Brewers had some holes to fill. With two outfielders (Carlos Gomez and Gerardo Parra) and two pitchers (Mike Fiers and Jonathan Broxton) no longer on the team, Milwaukee has called up three players from Triple-A and acquired another pitcher on waivers. Coming up from the Triple-A Colorado SkySox are outfielder...
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July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Thornburg's filled a variety of roles

  Tyler Thornburg hasn't found a permanent spot on the Brewers roster, but the right-hander has pitched in a variety of roles across many levels in the Milwaukee organization. Brewers manager Ron Roenicke told Brewers.com that the lack of a consistent role has not hurt Thornburg's development, but it does look like the organization will try to give him a more defined role – as...
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April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Brewers Recall Wooten, Thornburg Sent Down

You can’t really blame any one person but suffice it to say, the Milwaukee Brewers are struggling. In fact, struggling might be putting it lightly. A 2-12 is no one’s idea of a good start, but after a last ditch playoff push in 2014, this ball club is now depleted and came in starting 2015 already running on fumes, with major holes still needing to be filled, especially now that...
Via Baseball Essential
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Brewers can't solve Rockies' Gray, lose 5-1

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Jon Gray allowed two singles in four scoreless innings, helping his chances of making Colorado's rotation and leading the Rockies to a 5-1 spring win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday. Gray is one of four young pitchers hoping to replace Jhoulys Chacin, who was released in a surprise move Sunday amid a rough spring. The 23-year-old Gray, Colorado's top...
Via AP on Fox
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Rockies' Gray seizes chance, impresses in win over Brewers

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Jon Gray allowed two singles in four scoreless innings, helping his chances of making Colorado's rotation and leading the Rockies to 5-1 spring win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday. Gray is one of four young pitchers hoping to replace Jhoulys Chacin, who was released in a surprise move Sunday amid a rough spring. The 23-year-old Gray, Colorado's top prospect...
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March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Andrew Gruman's Feb. 25 Brewers mailbag

With the full roster reporting to Maryvale Baseball Park on Wednesday with the first full-squad workout Thursday, the Milwaukee Brewers are just over a week away from kicking off Cactus League play. In our first Brewers mailbag of the season, I addressed your inquiries on a variety of subjects, including the lack of depth in the starting rotation, the trade of Yovani Gallardo and...
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February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Big 12 Mailbag: Signing day, poor officiating, expansion, title race

Your e-mails and tweets were much appreciated this week, readers. Today, we'll tackle the problem of officiating across the Big 12, some signing day storylines and the Big 12 title race. Follow me on Twitter for a chance to make the next Mailbag.  To your questions! Tyler Thornburg in Tulsa, Okla. writes: Any word from Big 12 about poor officiating in conference games? Tyler Thompson...
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January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Healthy Thornburg hopes to reclaim spot in Brewers' bullpen

MILWAUKEE -- As the Brewers weigh relief options on the free-agent market, Tyler Thornburg is hoping to reclaim a spot in Milwaukee's bullpen. Thornburg is fully recovered from an injury to his ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow that caused him to miss the final four months of last season. The right-hander is optimistic he will be ready to go when pitchers and catchers...
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January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Brewers need up-and-down bullpen to return to early-season form

MILWAUKEE -- For most of the first three months of the season, the bullpen wasn't a worry for the Milwaukee Brewers. The relief corps was one of the strengths of the team, either shutting the door or buying the offense time on what seemed to be a nightly basis. With the fragile nature of relief pitching, a rough patch was to be expected. Unfortunately for the Brewers, their entire...
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August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

After turbulent 2013, Fiers' return to Brewers 'special'

MILWAUKEE -- For Mike Fiers, Sunday's appearance against the Cincinnati Reds represented much more than just an ordinary outing out of the bullpen. The date held significance, not only because it was Fiers' 29th birthday, but Sunday marked the one-year anniversary of a line drive striking the right-hander in the right arm in a Triple-A game, ending what was a nightmarish season....
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June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers Injury Update: Tyler Thornburg placed on DL

Milwaukee Brewers reliever Tyler Thornburg has landed on the 15-day disabled list with elbow soreness, reports Adam McCalvy of MLB.com. Mike Fiers has been called up from Triple-A Nashville to replace Thornburg on the 25-man roster.According to McCalvy, initial tests have not suggested that there are any concerns over Thornburg's ulnar collateral ligament, but the right-hander...
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June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers' Thornburg to DL, Fiers called up

As it turned out, Tyler Thornburg was bothered by something when he struggled to get through his inning of relief Friday night. The right-hander was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday with right elbow soreness and will return to Milwaukee to be seen by team physician Dr. William Raasch on Sunday. To fill the roster spot, the Brewers recalled right-hander Mike Fiers from...
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June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Lohse, Brewers have 'one of those nights' in Pittsburgh

It just wasn't Kyle Lohse's night. Coming off a three-hit shutout, Lohse allowed eight earned runs on nine hits over five-plus innings in what was his worst start in a Brewers uniform. The Pittsburgh Pirates turned what was a competitive game into a rout with an eight-run sixth inning against Lohse and reliever Tyler Thornburg, handing the Brewers a 15-5 loss, their most lopsided...
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June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

First foray into fantasy baseball - a report card

After all these decades as a baseball fan and my last twelve years as a writer of the same, I had resisted fantasy baseball. I had tried fantasy football years earlier and hated it because I was rooting for players to do well against my favorite teams and it was too confusing. But peer pressure by my colleagues over at It's About the Money, Stupid, set me up to give it a shot this...
Via The Flagrant Fan
May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers struggle to string hits together

Four has been the magic number for the Milwaukee Brewers this season. The Brewers have yet to lose when scoring four or more runs in a game. However, plating four runs has become an issue. Milwaukee's offense scuffled again in Saturday afternoon's 3-2 loss to Cincinnati in 10 innings, managing just six hits and hardly putting up much of a fight besides a pair of early solo home runs...
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May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

When Tyler Thornburg is in a Collage…

…a collage once inhabited by an inning of the Dock Ellis no-hitter—it might be something, perhaps, along these lines: Cue: Crybaby pedal (artwork by J. Lemont) end of that artwork                (They should make things like this for the HR Derby, I say)
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May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers' Thornburg thriving in late-inning bullpen role

MILWAUKEE -- There was no time for Tyler Thornburg to feel sorry for himself. Though he wanted to compete for a spot in the rotation, Thornburg understood why the Milwaukee Brewers were signing Matt Garza to join the starting staff. Now the young right-hander had to find a way to make the big-league roster. "This spring, I really concentrated on doing the things I needed to do to...
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April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers bullpen dominant to start season

MILWAUKEE -- In what is an unpredictable game, the most incalculable aspect of baseball might just be the bullpen. A team needs a good one in order to contend for the postseason, but finding the right mix can prove challenging. The Milwaukee Brewers don't need to be told that. They watched in 2012 as their bullpen had the highest ERA in baseball and was one of the major factors the...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

The Brewers Bar Weekly Hangover 4/13/14 ☆

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) Kyle Lohse Picks Up the Tab: Obviously, the Brewers’ long winning streak was the main story on the field last week.  This off-the-field story might have flown under...
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April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers outlast Red Sox in extra innings

BOSTON (AP) -- Khris Davis doubled in the 11th inning for his fourth hit of the game, and he scored on Logan Schafer's double to help the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Boston Red Sox 7-6 on Saturday night. Tyler Thornburg (1-0) earned the win with a perfect 10th inning. Burke Badenhop (0-1) came in to start the 11th and gave up Davis' one-out double, then Schafer one-hopped the Green...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Brewers Top 10 Prospects

The Milwaukee Brewers have the worst farm system in baseball. This is due, in part, to high-profile prospects like Wily Peralta, Scooter Gennett, and Tyler Thornburg getting promoted to the majors last season. None of the players on this list profile as All-Stars or even above-average Major League players. This list is primarily comprised of raw players with athletic upside and pitchers...
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March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Thornburg Makes Brewers out of Spring Training

It would have been difficult to root against Tyler Thornburg this spring training. Viewed as Milwaukee’s best prospect in 2012, Thornburg tantalized in his call-up last season. With the big-league club, the 24-year-old split time between the rotation and the bullpen while compiling a sterling 2.03 ERA and a very solid 1.19 WHIP. It is always exciting for fans to see a top prospect...
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March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Streaking Cubs outlast Brewers split squad

MESA, Ariz. (AP) -- Justin Ruggiano went 3-for-3 with a two-run homer and three RBI, raising his spring training batting average to .583 as the Chicago Cubs outlasted a Milwaukee Brewers split squad 10-8 Sunday. Brewers slugger Ryan Braun was 1 for 2 with a double, lifting his average to .636. Tyler Thornburg, who has an outside chance to win a spot in Milwaukee's rotation, gave...
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Free Agent Fantasyland: Jerome Williams to Milwaukee Brewers

(Image: latimes.com) These dark days it seems like the Brewers can’t afford to sign anyone, even players who make the league minimum or would play for free.  When the team can’t figure out an Ike Davis trade or a Justin Smoak trade (or anything else for that matter, besides Aoki for Will Smith) that could help the club going forward, it’s kind of silly to predict what...
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December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Should The Royals Make an Offer for Tyler Thornburg?

  Recently, The Milwaukee Brewers’ desperation for a first baseman was exacerbated by failing to bring back Corey Hart and losing out on Logan Morrison as he was traded to The Mariners. Since then, they were in contact with The Mets about acquiring Ike Davis. The Mets wanted prospect pitcher Tyler Thornburg in return. The Brewers eventually balked, thinking that Thornburg was...
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss
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