Player News - Brewers

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Jimmy Nelson threw five innings of shutout ball Sunday in the Brewers' loss to the Nationals.

He was lifted at 91 pitches and the Milwaukee bullpen let Washington take the lead (and an eventual 3-2 win). Nelson yielded just one hit -- initially called an error, but later ruled a single for Ben Revere. The 27-year-old right-hander has an impressive 3.60 ERA with 70 strikeouts in 95 innings this season. He struck out five on Sunday without issuing a walk. A road date with the Cardinals is next.
Jun 26 - 5:29 PM

Brewers SS prospect Isan Diaz clubbed three hits including a two-run homer Saturday in Low-A Wisconsin's loss to Quad Cities.

Diaz has now hit safely in 12 of his last 13 games, batting .362 over that span with three homers and 12 RBI. The hot streak has raised his average from .221 to .247. Diaz has done his fair share of swinging and missing this year (69 Ks in 263 at-bats), but at least his power numbers are trending in the right direction. He's tied for 11th in the Midwest League with 39 RBI this season. Diaz was acquired from Arizona this winter in the Jean Segura trade.
Jun 26 - 4:56 PM

Brewers LHP prospect Wei-Chung Wang hurled 6 2/3 shutout frames Saturday in a win for Double-A Biloxi.

He finished with a season-high nine strikeouts while allowing just two hits and a pair of walks. 62 of his season-high 101 pitches went for strikes. Saturday's victory was Wang's first since April 21, ending an eight-game winless drought. Wang raced through the Brewers' system, making his major league debut in 2014 at age 21. He flamed out quickly, culminating in a demotion to High-A Brevard County last season. The left-hander holds a 4.07 ERA over 12 starts for Biloxi in 2016.
Source: MILB.com
Jun 26 - 4:18 PM

Chris Carter went 2-for-3 with a three-run home run and two runs scored as the Brewers edged the Nationals 6-5 on Saturday.

Carter's three-run home run in the bottom of the first inning got the scoring started. It was his 19th homer of the season -- third-most in the National League -- giving him 47 RBI and 36 runs scored. The 29-year-old is batting .229/.305/.508 in 72 games this season.
Jun 25 - 10:02 PM

Jeremy Jeffress pitched a scoreless ninth inning against the Nationals on Saturday to earn his 21st save.

Jeffress gave up a hit but no further damage, securing his 21st save in 22 chances this year. The 28-year-old potential trade candidate now owns a 2.67 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 26/8 K/BB ratio over 33 2/3 innings on the season.
Jun 25 - 9:37 PM

Jonathan Villar went 3-for-4 with an RBI, a stolen base and a run scored Saturday against the Nationals.

Villar's breakout season continues, with Saturday's three-hit game counting as his fifth in his last 10 contests. He also leads the league with his 26 stolen bases. The 25-year-old is batting .299/.380/.429 overall.
Jun 25 - 9:34 PM

Matt Garza gave up four runs over six innings in a win over the Nationals on Saturday.

It wasn't a great, or even very good, start for the right-hander -- he gave up seven hits and walked three on the afternoon -- but it was enough to get him his first win of the season. Garza has been left for dead in recent years, but he has a respectable 2.81 ERA in three starts since coming off the disabled list on June 15. The 32-year-old will take on the Cardinals on Friday.
Jun 25 - 9:19 PM

Rymer Liriano (face) is still working toward getting back on the field.

It's unclear when it will happen, but a return in the second half is a possibility. Liriano has been out all season after suffering multiple facial fractures when he was hit by a pitch on March 20.
Jun 25 - 4:36 PM

Brewers signed first-round pick OF Corey Ray.

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports hears that the deal is worth $4.125 million, so it comes in slightly under the $4.382 million slot value attached to the No. 5 overall pick. Ray is a dynamic offensive performer and could make to the majors in relatively short order, so he makes for an exciting name to follow in fantasy leagues. The only question is whether he'll be able to stick in center field.
Jun 25 - 9:07 AM

Brewers activated INF Hernan Perez from the paternity leave list.

The move was made on Friday. Perez had been away from the team since Tuesday.
Jun 25 - 8:29 AM

Kirk Nieuwenhuis swatted a go-ahead two-run homer in a 5-3 win over the Nationals on Friday.

Keon Broxton tied things up with his first MLB homer in the fifth before Nieuwenhuis took Max Scherzer deep in the sixth to put the Brewers in front. It was a bit of a flashback for the Nationals, as he hit a crushing go-ahead homer against them last September while with the Mets. Nieuwenhuis struck out in his other three at-bats on Friday, which has been the norm for him this year. The 28-year-old has provided some patience and speed, but he's hitting just .224 through 64 games.
Jun 24 - 11:51 PM

Jeremy Jeffress worked around some trouble against the Nationals on Friday for his 20th save of the season.

Asked to hold a two-run lead, Jeffress hit Ben Revere with a pitch to begin the inning and gave up a two-out single to Daniel Murphy, but he struck out Wilson Ramos swinging to end it. The 28-year-old was unavailable earlier this week due to an eye infection, but he’s feeling better now. Jeffress is 20-for-21 in save chances this season while posting a 2.76 ERA and 26/8 K/BB ratio over 32 2/3 innings.
Jun 24 - 11:47 PM

Zach Davies yielded three runs over five innings Friday in a no-decision against the Nationals.

All three runs scored in the third inning. Still, it was another solid start for Davies, who tied a season-high with nine strikeouts and walked just one batter. It’s getting harder and harder to ignore him in mixed fantasy leagues. He’ll bring a 3.74 ERA into a start against the Dodgers next week.
Jun 24 - 11:47 PM

Chris Capuano (elbow) will be sidelined for another 4-6 weeks after being diagnosed with a flexor strain.

Capuano has already been on the shelf for a month and he's now essentially back to square one. The southpaw has already undergone two Tommy John surgeries and will turn 38 in August, so his baseball future is looking pretty cloudy.
Jun 24 - 5:56 PM

Brewers manager Craig Counsell said Friday that Domingo Santana (elbow) has seen little improvement and will likely be sidelined through the All-Star break.

Santana has been limited to just 18 games since the beginning of May due to a shoulder and more recently an elbow issue. He's already missed two weeks in his current disabled list stint and it doesn't appear he's close to resuming baseball activities, let alone make a return. In addition to the injuries, Santana sports a pretty disappointing .234/.347/.391 batting line this season.
Jun 24 - 5:53 PM


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