Player News - Brewers

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Brewers sent RHP Michael Blazek outright to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Blazek will stay in the organization as minor league depth after passing through waivers unclaimed. The right-hander has logged a disappointing 8.31 ERA across five big league appearances this season.
Aug 16 - 7:11 PM

Corey Knebel earned his 24th save of the year on Wednesday afternoon against the Pirates.

Knebel needed just 11 pitches to set the Pirates down in order in the top of the ninth inning. He struck out Josh Harrison for the final out.
Aug 16 - 5:38 PM

Keon Broxton hit two solo homers Wednesday in the Brewers' 7-6 comeback win over the Pirates.

The first solo shot got Milwaukee on the board in the bottom of the third inning and the second tied the game at 5-5. Broxton also homered as a pinch-hitter on Tuesday night and the 27-year-old outfielder now has 19 total homers in 107 games this season. He has also racked up 19 stolen bases.
Aug 16 - 5:37 PM

Manny Pina slugged a go-ahead homer in the bottom of the eighth inning Wednesday as the Brewers topped the Pirates.

It was one of five Milwaukee homers in the 7-6 afternoon victory at Miller Park. Pina finished 2-for-4 and is batting .290/.333/.457 in 82 games this season, but he will probably lose some playing time when Stephen Vogt (knee) returns this weekend.
Aug 16 - 5:34 PM

Jimmy Nelson yielded five runs -- three earned -- over 6 1/3 innings Wednesday in a no-decision against the Pirates.

Milwaukee eventually won the game 7-6, with the victory going to setup man Anthony Swarzak. Nelson struck out seven batters and issued only one walk, but the Pirates tallied eight hits against him and the right-hander committed an error on a pickoff throw in the top of the first inning which led to Pittsburgh's first run. Nelson is 9-6 with a 3.74 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, and 169/38 K/BB ratio in 151 2/3 innings. Up next is a road start against the last-place Giants.
Aug 16 - 5:27 PM

Anthony Swarzak (neck) allowed two hits and one earned run in his return to action Wednesday versus the Pirates.

But he struck out the other three batters he faced in the top of the eighth inning and came away with the win in Milwaukee's eventual 7-6 victory. Swarzak had been sidelined for a few games with a stiff neck.
Aug 16 - 5:22 PM

Stephen Vogt (knee) went 2-for-3 in a rehab game Wednesday with Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Vogt will play in one more rehab game on Thursday before likely returning to the Brewers' active roster ahead of Friday night's series opener at Coors Field. The veteran catcher has been on the disabled list for the last month with an MCL sprain in his left knee.
Aug 16 - 3:43 PM

Eric Thames is not in the Brewers' starting lineup on Wednesday against the Pirates.

Jesus Aguilar will play first base and hit fifth versus right-hander Gerrit Cole. Thames went 0-for-4 on Tuesday night and is batting just .196 so far in August.
Aug 16 - 11:03 AM

Ryan Braun is getting the day off Wednesday afternoon against the Pirates.

This appears to a routine breather for the veteran outfielder. Hernan Perez will start in left field and bat seventh versus Pittsburgh right-hander Gerrit Cole.
Aug 16 - 11:00 AM

Orlando Arcia (back) remains out of the Brewers' starting lineup on Wednesday afternoon.

Arcia was scratched from Tuesday's lineup due to back spasms and he will take another day of rest. Eric Sogard is starting at shortstop and batting leadoff against Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole.
Aug 16 - 10:58 AM

Zach Davies limited the Pirates to one run over 6 2/3 innings to pick up his 14th victory on Tuesday.

We're three-quarters of the way through the season and Zach Davies has a realistic chance at 20 wins. He hasn't been great; his 4.26 ERA is worse than his 3.97 mark from last year, when he went 11-7 in 28 starts. His strikeouts are down and his walks are up. Still, he has taken a step forward this last month and the run support has been there all year long.
Aug 15 - 11:25 PM

Keon Broxton, held out of the starting lineup for a second straight game, homered as a pinch-hitter Tuesday against the Pirates.

The Brewers played Jonathan Villar in center field tonight because they wanted to stack lefties against Ivan Nova. Broxton has been fine since rejoining the Brewers, hitting .250/.348/.525 in 40 at-bats. He'll continue to play center most days.
Aug 15 - 11:22 PM

Orlando Arcia was scratched from the Brewers' starting lineup Tuesday due to back spasms.

Eric Sogard is now starting at shortstop and batting eighth versus Pirates right-hander Ivan Nova. Arcia is considered day-to-day.
Aug 15 - 6:05 PM

Brewers outfield prospect Lewis Brinson (hamstring) has been placed on the disabled list at Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Brinson suffered a left hamstring strain Monday night in a Pacific Coast League game and is expected to be sidelined for the next 4-6 weeks. We might not get another look at him in the majors until 2018.
Aug 15 - 6:01 PM

Chase Anderson (oblique) has been cleared to return to the Brewers' starting rotation Sunday in Colorado.

Anderson struggled in his last rehab start with Triple-A Colorado Springs, allowing four runs over 4 1/3 innings, but the Brewers will not ask him to make a third appearance in the minor leagues. The 29-year-old right-hander had a cool 2.89 ERA and 85/27 K/BB ratio through 90 1/3 innings with Milwaukee when he landed on the disabled list in late June with an oblique strain.
Aug 15 - 5:02 PM


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