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Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said Friday that he will wait until after Monday's off day to announce his leadoff hitter.

The most likely scenario is that Scooter Gennett gets the job while Carlos Gomez is moved down into a run-producing spot. The issue holding things up is whether Roenicke and company can trust Gennett enough against left-handed pitching to produce in that role. If he is indeed named the leadoff hitter, it will be a nice boost to his overall fantasy value.
Mar 27 - 11:35 PM

Jonathan Lucroy went 3-for-4 with a walk, a double, and a run scored as the Brewers ran roughshod over the Mariners 15-1 on Thursday.

Lucroy has only racked up 23 at-bats this spring due to a hamstring injury, but he's hit well when he's been in the lineup, batting .435 with a pair of doubles, a pair of homers, and six RBI. Lucroy has been among the best at his position for several years and should once again provide tremendous fantasy value. He led the league in doubles with 51 last season while hitting .301 with 13 home runs and 69 RBI.
Mar 26 - 7:33 PM

Khris Davis walked and hit a grand slam in four trips to the plate Thursday against the Mariners.

Davis cleared the bases with a grand slam to left field off of Roenis Elias in the first inning. Though it was his first homer of the spring, Davis has been hitting extremely well in Cactus League play, batting .389 (14-for-36) with 12 RBI. Davis will get regular at-bats out of left field and could improve on last year's numbers, when he finished with 22 home runs and 69 RBI in 549 plate appearances.
Mar 26 - 7:29 PM

Mike Fiers limited the Mariners to one run over 3 2/3 innings in Thursday's Cactus League start.

Fiers had missed his previously-scheduled start due to weakness in his throwing shoulder, but looked fine facing the Mariners. He held them to three hits and a walk, though he didn't register a strikeout. The shoulder problem is a little concerning heading into the season and is worth keeping an eye on. Fiers is hoping to pick up where he left off last season, with a 2.13 ERA and a 76/17 K/BB ratio over 71 2/3 innings.
Mar 26 - 7:23 PM

Brewers optioned OF/1B Shane Peterson to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Peterson posted an impressive .308/.381/.460 batting line in 137 games last season for the A's Triple-A affiliate. The former second-round pick of the Cardinals is pretty well buried on the Brewers' depth chart, but he could get a look at some point if there are few injuries on the major league roster.
Mar 26 - 11:57 AM

Brewers optioned INF Luis Sardinas to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Sardinas was acquired from the Rangers over the winter as part of the package for starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo. The 21-year-old infielder hasn't hit much in the minors, but he does have good speed and he's one of the only decent prospects in the Brewers' farm system. Sardinas should see some MLB action this season.
Mar 26 - 11:55 AM

Ryan Braun finished 3-for-4 with an RBI double in Wednesday's Cactus League game versus the Athletics.

Braun is now on a five-game spring hitting streak. Wednesday's performance helped lift his average to .280 (7-for-25). Two of those seven hits are solo homers. Braun had battled a thumb injury over the last two seasons but it appears to be a non-issue now.
Mar 25 - 7:28 PM

Carlos Gomez went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI versus the Athletics on Wednesday.

Gomez hit a solo home run off of Sonny Gray in the first inning, knocked in a run with a ground out in the second, and singled in a third run in the third inning. Gomez, a back-to-back All-Star, has had a terrific spring, now carrying a .435 average (10-for-23) with three homers and 10 RBI. The 29-year-old figures to serve as a fantasy monster again this season.
Mar 25 - 7:28 PM

Brewers reassigned OF Bryan Peterson and INF Pete Orr to minor league camp.

Neither were expected to break camp with the big club. Petersen, who spent last season with the Rangers' Triple-A affiliate, hit .250 (5-for-20) with two RBI over 16 games in Cactus League action.
Mar 24 - 12:16 PM

Aramis Ramirez went 0-for-3 as the Brewers lost 5-1 to the Rockies on Monday.

Ramirez posted his worst offensive numbers in four years last season and his struggles are continuing this spring. He's batting just .174 (4-for-23). The 36-year-old said last month that 2015 will likely be his final season.
Mar 23 - 7:28 PM

Tyler Thornburg gave up one run over four innings Monday versus the Rockies.

Thornburg's only mistake resulted in a solo home run to Nolan Arenado. Overall, he allowed just two hits with no walks and four strikeouts. Thornburg has allowed four runs on nine hits and four walks while striking out 10 in 13 2/3 innings in Cactus League play so far. The right-hander has been stretched out as a starter this spring but will begin the season in the bullpen.
Mar 23 - 7:27 PM

Brewers optioned RHP David Goforth to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Goforth was added to the Brewers' 40-man roster last November so that the club could protect him from the Rule 5 Draft. He wasn't really in the running for an Opening Day bullpen spot this spring.
Mar 23 - 3:02 PM

Mike Fiers (shoulder) is expected to pitch in a Cactus League game on Thursday.

Fiers had to be scratched from his last turn in the Brewers' spring rotation due to some shoulder weakness, but he felt fine after pitching three innings in a minor league game on Sunday. He's likely to start the Brewers' fourth game of the regular season on April 10 against the Pirates. Fiers posted a remarkable 2.13 ERA and 76/17 K/BB ratio in 71 2/3 innings last year.
Mar 23 - 2:36 PM

Jonathan Lucroy homered and drove home four runs on Sunday, powering the Brewers in a 13-4 rout over the White Sox in Cactus League action.

Lucroy took Jeff Samardzija deep in the fifth inning for a two-run shot then added a two-run single off Dan Jennings the following frame. He finished the afternoon 2-for-4 and is now hitting a robust .375/.412/.813 with a pair of homers and five RBI in Cactus League play. He looks fully healthy and ready for the regular season to begin.
Mar 22 - 9:44 PM

Ryan Braun connected on his second Cactus League home run on Sunday as the Brewers topped the White Sox.

Braun deposited a Jeff Samardzija offering over the wall in center field for a solo shot in the fifth inning. He's still hitting just .167 (3-for-18), but it's a good sign that he homered twice over the weekend.
Mar 22 - 9:41 PM


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