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Brewers claimed OF/1B Shane Peterson off waivers from the Cubs.

Peterson has been the proverbial hot potato over the last two weeks, as he's bounced from the Athletics to the Cubs and now to the Brewers. He's a second-round pick who has flashed a decent bat in the minors, hitting .308/.381/.460 in Triple-A in 2014. While he doesn't have much major league experience, he's still just 26 and his bat should eventually offer him chances at the next level.
Dec 23 - 2:32 PM

Cubs claimed OF/1B Shane Peterson off waivers from the Athletics.

Peterson had been designated for assignment last week. The former second-round pick has limited experience in the majors but batted .308/.381/.460 this past season at Triple-A. He could be an option for the Cubs' bench.
Dec 19 - 1:29 PM

Brewers acquired LHP Jarret Martin and INF/OF Matt Long from the Dodgers for C Shawn Zarraga.

Martin posted a 3.29 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, and 64/48 K/BB ratio in 54 2/3 innings this past season at Double-A. He has pretty good stuff, but control is obviously a major issue for the 25-year-old left-hander. Maybe the Brewers can get that ironed out.
Dec 18 - 1:57 PM

Brewers acquired INF/OF Matt Long and LHP Jarret Martin from the Dodgers for C Shawn Zarraga.

None of the players are on a 40-man roster, so it's essentially a minor league trade. The Dodgers just acquired Long from the Angels to complete the Drew Butera deal. He is 27 years old and has yet to appear in a major league game, but Long has decent numbers at Triple-A.
Dec 18 - 1:54 PM

Dodgers acquired INF/OF Matt Long from the Angels to complete the Drew Butera trade.

Butera was dealt to the Angels on December 9 for a player to be named later, and Long is that player. The 27-year-old Long can play all around the diamond defensively and he has a decent .279/.358/.442 batting line in 262 games at the Triple-A level.
Dec 18 - 1:51 PM

Brewers released RHP Kyle Heckathorn.

Heckathorn struggled in Triple-A Nashville, posting a bloated ERA of 5.70 in 47+ innings. The righty was the 47th pick of the 2009 draft, but has failed to impress in the minors and will have to find a new home for 2015.
Dec 17 - 2:33 PM

Brewers signed OF Bryan Peterson to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Petersen hasn't appeared at the major league level since 2012, when he hit .195/.272/.257 in 84 games for the Marlins. He'll be organizational outfield depth for Milwaukee.
Dec 16 - 5:59 PM

Brewers released OF Jeremy Hermida.

Hermida has signed a deal with the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters of Japan's Pacific League. The 30-year-old outfielder hadn't appeared in a major league game since 2012.
Dec 11 - 1:19 PM

Athletics designated 1B Shane Peterson for assignment.

Peterson was acquired from the Cardinals in 2009 as part of the Matt Holliday trade but only logged eight plate appearances for the A's. The 26-year-old did post a decent .308/.381/.460 batting line this past season at Triple-A, so he could draw interest on waivers.
Dec 11 - 1:11 PM

Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports that the Cardinals are showing some interest in Rickie Weeks.

They like him as a right-handed bat off the bench and potentially as an alternative at first base. The market for Weeks has been pretty quiet so far, but he could have more appeal if he expresses a willingness to play the outfield. The 32-year-old batted .274/.357/.452 with eight home runs over 286 plate appearances in a part-time role with the Brewers this past season.
Dec 10 - 8:25 AM

Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said Monday that Scooter Gennett will be given a chance to play against left-handed pitching next season.

He platooned with Rickie Weeks in 2014, but Weeks is a free agent and the Brewers don't have another viable platoon mate on the roster. Gennett has just 10 hits in 78 career at-bats versus lefties with the big club but had a more respectable .259/.294/.349 against southpaws in the minors.
Dec 8 - 7:47 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Francisco Rodriguez is among the "many" relievers the White Sox are looking at.

It would be a good landing spot for K-Rod's fantasy prospects, as he might close in Chicago. Rodriguez is coming off a nice season with the Brewers that saw him post a 3.04 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 73/18 K/BB ratio over 68 innings while recording 44 saves. He'll turn 33 in January.
Dec 8 - 6:09 PM

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that outfielder Jeremy Hermida is close to signing with the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters of Japan's Pacific League.

Once considered a top prospect, Hermida hasn't appeared in the majors since 2012. The 30-year-old batted .256/.370/.456 with 16 home runs and 67 RBI over 108 games this past season with the Brewers' Triple-A affiliate. He recently re-signed with Milwaukee on a minor league deal with an invite to spring training, but it sounds like he has received a better offer.
Dec 8 - 2:32 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Brewers are "open to moving" outfielder Gerardo Parra.

MLB Trade Rumors projects Parra to make $6.4 million during his final year of arbitration in 2015, so the Brewers could move him to clear some salary and pick up prospects or a piece to help at the major league level. Rosenthal writes that Parra could be a target for teams that miss out on free agent outfielder Melky Cabrera. Parra, 27, batted .261/.308/.369 with nine home runs and 40 RBI this past season and carries the reputation as a strong defensive outfielder.
Dec 8 - 9:58 AM

Brewers re-signed UTIL Hainley Statia to a minor league contract.

Statia posted a decent .275/.393/.401 batting line in 269 plate appearances this past season between Double-A Huntsville and Triple-A Nashville. The 28-year-old can play all around the diamond defensively, but he has yet to make his major league debut.
Dec 4 - 11:29 AM

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