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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...
Via Sports Injury Alert
23 hours ago  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  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...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Q&A: Reid Nichols, Milwaukee Brewers Director of Player Development

Reid Nichols is in charge of a Brewers system heavy on youth. The majority of Milwaukee’s top-rated prospects aren’t yet old enough to drink. Their ceilings are high, but they face long climbs to Miller Park. Nichols has been the organization’s Director of Player Development – his official title includes Special Assistant to the GM […]
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Huntsville Stars are now the Biloxi Shuckers

For the 2015 season, the Huntsville Stars (AA affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers) will be playing in Biloxi, Mississippi.  The move necessitated a name and logo change, which would be determined in a “name the team” contest. Nearly 60,000 votes later, the winner was chosen – the Biloxi Shuckers Ladies and Gentlemen… Your Biloxi Shuckers! pic.twitter.com/6YH2PXmcAb — Baseball...
Via The Outside Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Huntsville Stars are now the Biloxi Shuckers

For the 2015 season, the Huntsville Stars (AA affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers) will be playing in Biloxi, Mississippi.  The move necessitated a name and logo change, which would be determined in a “name the team” contest. Nearly 60,000 votes later, the winner was chosen – the Biloxi Shuckers Ladies and Gentlemen… Your Biloxi Shuckers! pic.twitter.com/6YH2PXmcAb — Baseball...
Via Bloguin Best
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers Rumors: Brewers to look for left handed relief options this winter

Earlier this week, the Milwaukee Brewers bullpen took a big hit as Zach Duke signed a three year deal with the Milwaukee Brewers.  Team beat writer Tom Haudricourt reported that while his loss will be hard to overcome, they will look for lefties to replace him this winter. #453254990 / gettyimages.com#Brewers GM Doug Melvin said it was tough to lose Zach Duke but will still look...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Lind excited to be on contender, solve Brewers' first-base woes

After two years of receiving historically low offensive production out of first base, the Milwaukee Brewers didn't waste any time in making a trade for a better everyday option. The fact the Brewers moved swiftly to acquire a first baseman was not a surprise to those in Milwaukee, but it is easy to see how Adam Lind was caught off guard when he landed from a vacation to learn...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers add three to 40-man roster

The Milwaukee Brewers added three minor-league players to their 40-man roster Thursday, protecting them from the upcoming Rule 5 Draft. Teams have until midnight EST on Thursday to add eligible players to the 40-man roster to avoid having them available to teams during the Rule 5 Draft on Dec. 11. Players signed when they are 18 years old or younger must be added to the 40-man roster...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
7 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox agree to 3-year, $15 million deal with left-handed pitcher Zach Duke

CHICAGO -- The Chicago White Sox boosted their bullpen Tuesday, reaching agreement with left-hander Zach Duke on a $15 million, three-year contract. The 31-year-old Duke will get $4.5 million next season, $5 million in 2016 and $5.5 million in 2017. Duke flourished in his lone season with Milwaukee, going 5-1 with a 2.45 ERA in a career-high 74 appearances. He joins a bullpen that...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox sign Zach Duke

The White Sox made their first major move of the off-season on Tuesday when they signed free agent left-handed relief pitcher Zach Duke. The team announced that the deal was for three years and $15 million dollars. Duke will make $4.5 million the first year, $5 million in the second, and $5.5 million in the third and final year. Duke, who will turn 32-years-old in April, appeared...
Via Grab Some Bench
8 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox add Zach Duke on three-year deal

The Chicago White Sox have signed relief pitcher Zach Duke to a three-year contract. Duke will earn $15 million over the course of the deal after joining the Milwaukee Brewers as a non-roster invitee last offseason. In 58 2/3 innings of work last year with the Brewers he posted a 2.45 ERA and 74/17 K/BB ratio. He will now try to put up those same numbers for the White Sox. The contract...
Via Tireball.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves trade former GM Frank Wren's son Kyle to Brewers

ATLANTA -- The Braves have traded minor league outfielder Kyle Wren, the son of former Atlanta general manager Frank Wren, to the Milwaukee Brewers for right-hander Zach Quintana. Kyle Wren, currently playing in the Arizona Fall League, was an eighth-round draft pick from Georgia Tech in 2013. He hit a combined .290 with 46 steals at Class A Lynchburg and Double-A Mississippi this...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves trade Kyle Wren to Brewers for Quintana

ATLANTA (AP) The Braves have traded minor league outfielder Kyle Wren, the son of former Atlanta general manager Frank Wren, to the Milwaukee Brewers for right-hander Zach Quintana. Kyle Wren, currently playing in the Arizona Fall League, was an eighth-round draft pick from Georgia Tech in 2013. He hit a combined .290 with 46 steals at Class A Lynchburg and Double-A Mississippi...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers’ Hot Stove Mumbles Softly

Things to read after shooting your wad…. The Milwaukee Brewers have traded for a left-handed-hitting platoon first baseman to replace their previous left-handed-hitting platoon first baseman. Aging but professional third baseman Aramis Ramirez and enigmatic but soulful starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo will be Brewers to start the 2015 campaign. Athletic but confounding second baseman...
Via Brewers Bar
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Writing Opportunities at The Brewers Bar

Are you a Brewers fan?  Do you read a lot about baseball and specifically Milwaukee’s club?  Have you ever scoffed at an article and thought you could do so much better?  Would you like to see your thoughts on the team published, perhaps? If so, contact us at thebrewersbarblog@gmail.com. Baseball blogs are fun and a good way to express thoughts on the team, players, etc., but...
Via Brewers Bar
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Sunday Notes: A Change Will Do You Good: Brewers, Yanks, Cards, Astros, DBacks

Clint Coulter is no longer a catcher. The 21-year-old Milwaukee Brewers prospect is currently playing right field in the Arizona Fall League, and it’s not a temporary assignment. According to farm director Reid Nichols, “The plan is for him to stay in the outfield.” Based on this summer’s performance, his bat will play anywhere. Playing […]
Via Fangraphs
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays list Brewers' Counsell among candidates for vacant manager job

Milwaukee Brewers special assistant Craig Counsell will interview with the Tampa Bay Rays for their vacant managerial position. Despite not having any managerial experience, Counsell was among the eight preliminary candidates announced by the Rays on Thursday afternoon. The seven other candidates are former Nationals and Indians manager Manny Acta, Indians bullpen coach Kevin Cash...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Sign Catcher Johnny Monell, Final Thoughts On Juan Centeno

The Mets made several moves last week to clear space on their 40 man roster. One of these decisions was to place catching prospect, Juan Centeno, on waivers. Centeno was quickly picked up by the Milwaukee Brewers, and he will likely compete for a spot on their opening day roster. While Centeno is certainly not a devastating loss for the Mets, he might have been the best internal...
Via Mets Merized Online
21 days ago  |  Discuss

‘Brothers in Exile’ brought back memories of the 1997 NLCS

On Tuesday night, ESPN aired a fantastic 30 for 30 documentary entitled ‘Brothers in Exile’, detailing the journey to America from Cuba by brothers Livan and Orlando Hernandez. The feature was excellent, but there was one part of it that made my stomach turn – Game 5 of the 1997 NLCS, when Livan Hernandez struck out 15 Braves en route to a complete game victory. The strike...
Via The Outside Corner
21 days ago  |  Discuss

‘Brothers in Exile’ brought back memories of the 1997 NLCS

On Tuesday night, ESPN aired a fantastic 30 for 30 documentary entitled ‘Brothers in Exile’, detailing the journey to America from Cuba by brothers Livan and Orlando Hernandez. The feature was excellent, but there was one part of it that made my stomach turn – Game 5 of the 1997 NLCS, when Livan Hernandez struck out 15 Braves en route to a complete game victory. The strike...
Via Bloguin Best
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers shut out in Gold Glove awards

After Carlos Gomez snapped the franchise's 31-year drought last season, the Milwaukee Brewers were shut out of the Gold Glove awards in 2014. Finalists Jonathan Lucroy and Gerardo Parra were not announced as Gold Glove winners during an hour-long special aired Tuesday evening on ESPN2. Despite missing nearly two months with a thumb injury, St. Louis' Yadier Molina won the...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Scouting director Montgomery leaves D-backs for Brewers' post

 PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks' front office remake continued this week, as scouting director Ray Montgomery left the organization to take a front office job with the Milwaukee Brewers.  Montgomery, among those interviewed for the D-backs' vacant general manager position in September, has been named the Brewers' vice president of amateur scouting/special assistant to...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Aramis Ramriez, Adam Lind solidify Brewers infield for 2015

            PHOTO: Benny Sieu/USA TODAY Sports The Milwaukee Brewers are getting one of their big bats back for the 2015 season. Third baseman Aramis Ramirez agreed to his portion of a mutual team and player option worth $14 million on Monday, ensuring that he will be the Brewers starter on the hot corner for a fourth consecutive year. In 2014, Ramirez...
Via Sports-Glory
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers Rumors: Aramis Ramirez will be back with the Brewers for 2015

Over the course of the past three days the Milwaukee Brewers have solved two of their biggest question marks going into the offseason.  After making a deal to acquire first basemen Adam Lind, the team has had third baseman, Aramis Ramirez has picked up his end of the 14 million dollar mutual option for 2015.#454699974 / gettyimages.comBy making this move, the Brewers will enter...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
23 days ago  |  Discuss
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