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Jonathan Lucroy (toe) hopes to return from the disabled list in four-to-six weeks.

Lucroy broke his big left toe after being hit on a foul tip on April 20th. He's optimistic that the injury won't keep him out much longer than four weeks. Martin Maldonado and Juan Centeno are handling catching duties with Lucroy on the shelf.
May 5 - 6:06 PM

Brewers optioned OF Logan Schafter to Triple-A Nashville.

With Scooter Gennett recovered from a hand injury, Schafer was the corresponding roster move. Schafer's a solid defensive outfielder, but doesn't have much offensive upside. He'll serve as minor league depth for the time being, but could see a call-up later in the year if the Brewers are in need of an outfield glove.
May 5 - 2:28 PM

Brewers activated INF Scooter Gennett from the 15-day disabled list.

Gennett had been rehabbing from a lacerated left hand, which he suffered in the shower. His stitches have been removed and he should be ready to play when the Brewers need him.
May 5 - 2:25 PM

ESPN's Buster Olney reports that the Brewers are not willing to trade Jonathan Lucroy.

The Brewers look like obvious sellers at the moment, with names like Kyle Lohse and Matt Garza likely to be dealt. Lucroy would obviously net a bigger return than either of them, but the Brewers see him as a core player. The 28-year-old is making $3 million this season and $4 million next year while his contract includes a $5.25 million club option for 2017.
May 5 - 9:58 AM

Jean Segura (head) is expected to return to the Brewers' lineup on Tuesday.

Segura was hit on the helmet by a Pedro Strop fastball on Sunday, but he'll wind up missing just one game. The young shortstop is sporting a .289/.324/.381 batting line with one homer and five stolen bases this season.
May 4 - 11:01 PM

Francisco Rodriguez struck out a pair of batters in a perfect ninth inning, picking up his fifth save as the Brewers won 4-3 against the Dodgers on Monday.

Rodriguez struck out Joc Pederson, got Jimmy Rollins to ground out, and struck out Howie Kendrick to end the contest. In doing so, he helped Craig Counsell get his first win in his first game as the Brewers' new manager. Rodriguez has converted all five save chances and boasts a 1.80 ERA with a 12/2 K/BB ratio in 10 innings.
May 4 - 10:35 PM

Kyle Lohse could only pitch five innings, allowing three runs, in a no-decision as the Brewers came back to win against the Dodgers on Monday.

Lohse gave up a home run to the first batter he saw, Joc Pederson. He settled down for a bit, then gave up two more runs in the fourth inning on a Yasmani Grandal single and a Juan Uribe sacrifice fly. Overall, he gave up four hits and walked three while striking out four. Lohse will take an ugly 7.01 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, and a 23/8 K/BB ratio in 34 2/3 innings into his next start at home against the Cubs.
May 4 - 10:32 PM

Hector Gomez went 2-for-3 with a triple and a solo home run Monday in a victory over the Dodgers.

Gomez tripled and scored the Brewers' first run in the sixth inning, then hit a solo home run in the eighth off of Clayton Kershaw in what became a three-run inning. Gomez got the start at shortstop as Jean Segura was hit in the helmet on Sunday. Gomez is batting .250/.286/.450 in 44 plate appearances.
May 4 - 10:18 PM

Jean Segura (head) is out of the Brewers' starting lineup on Monday night versus the Dodgers.

Not a surprise after he took a Pedro Strop fastball off his helmet on Sunday afternoon. Segura passed a CT scan, but he probably won't have a very active week. Hector Gomez is starting at shortstop Monday in what will be Craig Counsell's first game as Milwaukee's manager. Clayton Kershaw is on the bump for the Dodgers.
May 4 - 3:14 PM

Jean Segura's CT scan turned up negative.

Segura got drilled in the helmet by a Pedro Strop fastball on Sunday afternoon and was shaken up after the game, but it seems he avoided a serious injury and might not even need a disabled list stint. There should be more on his status Monday evening. The 25-year-old shortstop is batting .289/.324/.381 with one home run and five stolen bases in 25 games this season.
May 4 - 12:08 PM

Craig Counsell has been officially named the Brewers' manager on a three-year contract.

Ron Roenicke was let go on Sunday night, but it sure seems like this change has been in the works for some time. Most teams would name a new manager and give him interim status, but the Brewers have gone ahead and committed three years to Counsell, who carries no previous managerial experience. Counsell played 16 seasons in the majors -- six for Milwaukee -- and had been working as a special assistant to Brewers GM Doug Melvin for the last four seasons. He's a graduate of Notre Dame.
May 4 - 11:22 AM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Brewers have hired Craig Counsell as manager.

This isn't an interim thing, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today -- Counsell will be given a multi-year contract and is being viewed as a long-term replacement for the recently-canned Ron Roenicke. Milwaukee is off to a horrible start this season and there aren't many prospects on the farm, but there is plenty of high-level talent on the major league roster. Counsell, who attended Notre Dame before embarking on a 16-year major league career, will try to lead a quick turnaround. He has zero managerial experience.
May 4 - 8:39 AM

Brewers general manager Doug Melvin announced Sunday evening that the team has fired manager Ron Roenicke.

The organization will name Roenicke's successor on Monday. The Brewers exercised his option for the 2016 season only six weeks ago despite the fact that they stumbled down the stretch in 2014. Milwaukee currently own the worst record in the National League at 7-18 and the club sits 11 1/2 games back in the National League Central standings.
May 3 - 10:21 PM

Aramis Ramirez hit a solo homer in Sunday's win over the Cubs.

Ramirez smacked the home run off of Jason Hammel in the second inning. He also played hero in the contest, hitting a go-ahead two-run single in the eighth inning to help the 7-18 Brewers to the 5-3 victory. Ramirez had missed the last few games with a hamstring injury, but he looked fine on Sunday, finishing 2-for-3. On April 21, Ramirez was hitting just .149/.149/.191, but he's raised that to a less awful .233/.263/.411 over the last 10 games.
May 3 - 7:10 PM

Jimmy Nelson pitched 6 2/3 innings of three-run ball against the Cubs on Sunday.

Nelson scattered seven hits while striking out six and walking two. His opposite number, Jason Hammel, stung him for a sacrifice fly in the second inning, while Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant supplied an RBI-triple and RBI-double, respectively, in the sixth inning. It was a nice rebound start for Nelson, who was coming off a seven-run debacle against the Reds. To Nelson's credit, that rough outing has been his only one this season, as he hasn't allowed more than three runs in any of his other four starts. Overall, he holds a 4.03 ERA and 1.17 WHIP, with a 24/11 K/BB over 28 2/3 innings. He'll face the Cubs again in his next start.
May 3 - 7:03 PM


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