Player News - Brewers

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Eric Thames hammered his seventh home run of the year Wednesday in the Brewers’ win over the Reds.

Thames continued his annihilation of the Reds by jolting a two-run homer off Tyler Mahle in the third inning. It’s a good thing he did because the Brewers were held scoreless the rest of the day, beating Cincinnati by a slim 2-0 margin. Thames also reached on an intentional walk in the fourth inning. The 31-year-old has been the king of April since returning to MLB last season. He’s clubbed seven homers in this year’s opening month compared to 11 in 2017.
Apr 18 - 6:15 PM

Jacob Barnes picked up his second save Wednesday in the Brewers’ win over Cincinnati.

Barnes walked one and struck out three over two scoreless frames. The right-hander owns a terrific 1.50 ERA and has given the Brewers two innings in four of his nine appearances this season. The Brewers haven’t settled on a closer since Corey Knebel went down with a hamstring injury early in the year, though Barnes and Josh Hader would seem to be the best bets for saves in Milwaukee’s pen.
Apr 18 - 6:13 PM

Jonathan Villar logged two hits and stole a base Wednesday in the Brewers’ win over the Reds.

Both hits were singles. In fact, of Milwaukee’s eight hits on Wednesday, only one went for extra bases. Coming off a hugely disappointing 2017 campaign, Villar has held his own in the early going, contributing a .288 average to go with four steals. The 26-year-old is still having trouble with strikeouts, however. He’s already punched out 19 times in only 59 at-bats this season.
Apr 18 - 6:12 PM

Zach Davies allowed just three hits over 6 1/3 shutout innings Wednesday in the Brewers’ win over the Reds.

He fanned two and also issued a pair of free passes. Even with the Brewers committing three errors behind him, the Reds never mounted much of a threat against Davies. Wednesday was Davies’ second quality start and his first win of the season. He’ll take a 4.84 ERA into his next outing Tuesday at Kansas City.
Apr 18 - 6:11 PM

Brewers OF prospect Trent Grisham was placed on the seven-day disabled list with a sprained right ankle.

Grisham suffered the ankle injury on Tuesday for Double-A Biloxi. The 2015 first-round pick was hitting .194/.310/.278 in 12 games for the Shuckers prior to the injury.
Apr 18 - 5:09 PM

Boone Logan (triceps) threw a bullpen session Wednesday for the first time since suffering a triceps strain in March.

A nice step in the right direction for Logan, who was placed on the disabled list just before Opening Day. He'll likely need a couple more weeks, but the left-hander should be able to join the Brewers' rotation sometime in May -- possibly early May -- if he is able to avoid setbacks. Logan signed a one-year, $1.875 million free agent deal with Milwaukee in January.
Apr 18 - 12:40 PM

Wade Miley (groin) threw 37 pitches in a minor league rehab start Tuesday with Double-A Biloxi.

Miley allowed two unearned runs on four hits. He struck out two and walked none. The 31-year-old left-hander figures to be stretched beyond 60 pitches in his next minor league rehab outing, and MLB.com's Adam McCalvy writes that the 31-year-old left-hander will likely be called up as soon as he's healthy. Miley could in the Brewers' rotation by the first week of May.
Apr 18 - 12:36 PM

Brewers manager Craig Counsell said Wednesday that Ryan Braun's calf is acting up again.

That explains his absence from the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Reds. It's a day-to-day situation for now. Hernan Perez is starting in left field and batting fifth versus Cincinnati right-hander Tyler Mahle.
Apr 18 - 12:09 PM

Christian Yelich is starting in center field and batting second Wednesday versus the Reds.

Yelich was activated off the disabled list Tuesday but did not play in the Brewers' 2-0 defeat of the Reds. This will be his first game since April 4, when he suffered a right oblique strain.
Apr 18 - 10:39 AM

Ryan Braun is out of the Brewers' starting lineup Wednesday afternoon against the Reds.

Braun has been bothered by some back tightness lately, so he'll sit out this matinee game at Miller Park. Hernan Perez is starting in left field and batting fifth versus Cincinnati right-hander Tyler Mahle.
Apr 18 - 10:37 AM

Eric Thames hit his sixth homer to account for both Brewers runs in a 2-0 win over the Reds on Tuesday.

Of course Thames homered in his first game against the Reds this year. Last year, he homered in his first six games against them in April, totaling eight homers in those games and 10 against Reds pitching on the year. The fast start ensures that he'll remain in the lineup against righties with Christian Yelich set to return to the outfield tomorrow.
Apr 17 - 11:09 PM

Junior Guerra struck out seven and allowed just one hit over 5 2/3 innings in the Brewers' shutout of the Reds on Tuesday.

Unfortunately, Guerra needed one more out for the win, as the Brewers never scored until the bottom of the sixth. Guerra would have been in the Brewers' rotation from day one this year, except he was stricken with a fourth option year that allowed Milwaukee to stash him in the minors. Fortunately, that didn't last, and he's been sharp in both starts since being called up. He's worth using in NL-only leagues.
Apr 17 - 11:07 PM

Josh Hader picked up his second two-inning save Tuesday in a 2-0 game against the Reds.

We like this far better than seeing Hader utilized as a ninth-inning specialist in Corey Knebel's absence. Hader has pitched 11 2/3 innings in seven appearances this season and struck out 25 while allowing two runs. He's a valuable mixed-league reliever ever with additional saves not assured.
Apr 17 - 11:05 PM

Boone Logan (triceps) is expected to resume throwing off a mound later this week.

Logan, who landed on the disabled list March 28 with a left triceps strain, has been making good progress over the last several days with his long-tossing program. It sounds like he could join the Brewers' bullpen around early-to-mid May if he is able to avoid significant setbacks.
Apr 17 - 5:18 PM

Brewers claimed RHP Alec Asher off waivers from the Dodgers; optioned him to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Asher is now with his third organization in a little over a month. The 26-year-old posted a 5.25 ERA in 24 appearances (six starts) with the Orioles last season. He'll function as depth between the bullpen and rotation in Triple-A.
Apr 17 - 3:36 PM


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