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Jonathan Lucroy went 1-for-3 and swiped his first base of the spring as the Brewers fell to the Athletics in Cactus League play on Sunday.

He was one of the few bright spots for the Brewers offense who were shutout on just four hits on the day. It's especially encouraging to see Lucroy active on the bases after being sidelined early in camp with a hamstring injury. He's having a monster spring, hitting .414 with three homers and eight RBI in 26 at-bats.
Mar 29 - 9:15 PM

Tyler Thornburg struggled in Sunday's Cactus League outing against the Athletics, surrendering three runs on four hits over 1 2/3 innings.

Thornburg walked one and struck out one on the day. He's considered a favorite to land a spot in the Brewers' Opening Day bullpen where he's expected to work in middle relief.
Mar 29 - 9:13 PM

Brewers released RHP David Herndon.

The 29-year-old hurler hasn't appeared in a major league game since the 2012 season and has been limited to just 31 appearances the past three seasons due to various injuries. He'll look to latch on elsewhere.
Mar 29 - 8:59 PM

Brewers released RHP Chris Perez.

The former closer was in camp as a non-roster invitee and attempting to earn a spot in the team's bullpen. With the team granting his unconditional release with a week remaining in camp, it gives Perez an opportunity to find a bullpen job elsewhere.
Mar 29 - 8:17 PM

Chris Perez was removed from Sunday's Cactus League game with a minor right ankle sprain.

The veteran right-hander recorded just one out before he succumbed to the injury. The Brewers are expected to make a decision early in the week whether or not Perez will win a spot in the team's Opening Day bullpen.
Mar 29 - 6:41 PM

Brewers optioned RHP Brandon Kintzler to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

The news comes as a bit of a surprise, as Kintzler holds a 2.93 ERA over 135 relief appearances the last two seasons with the Brewers. He's struggled this spring (6.48 ERA), though, and the Brewers have decided to go in another direction. Chris Perez should now have a good chance to make the team.
Mar 29 - 2:37 PM

Wily Peralta allowed two runs on six hits over six innings in Saturday's Cactus League game against the Indians.

Peralta wasn't dominant, but the only runs he allowed came on a Jason Kipnis two-run homer. The right-hander has a 2.51 ERA in 14 1/3 spring innings. Peralta has a spot in the Brewers' rotation locked up, but he's not a great bet to repeat last season's 17 wins.
Mar 28 - 7:19 PM

Ryan Braun went 2-for-4 with two RBI in Saturday's Cactus League loss to the Indians.

Braun slammed an RBI double in the first inning and singled in a run in the fifth. After a slow start to spring, the outfielder is now hitting .323 with six RBI. More importantly, his thumb seems to be holding up thus far. When healthy, Braun is one of the premier hitters in the game.
Mar 28 - 7:19 PM

Jonathan Lucroy smashed his third Cactus League home run as the Brewers rolled over the Reds 8-6 on Friday.

The Brewers jumped on Raisel Iglesias early in this one, with Scooter Gennett leading the game off with a solo homer, and Lucroy adding a two-run bomb just two hitters later. He has been on fire at the plate this spring, hitting .423 (11-for-26) with three homers and eight RBI.
Mar 28 - 1:10 AM

Matt Garza struggled but still picked up a victory over the Reds on Friday despite allowing five runs on seven hits over 5 2/3 innings.

On the plus side, the veteran right-hander did rack up six strikeouts while issuing only one free pass. He has had a rough go of it this spring, posting a 6.16 ERA and 1.63 WHIP over his 19 innings. He'll have at least one more chance to right the ship before the regular season begins.
Mar 28 - 1:10 AM

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


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