Player News - Brewers

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Ryan Cordell finished 2-for-2 with four RBI in the Brewers' loss to the Dodgers on Sunday.

Cordell launched a two-run homer in the bottom of the third and smacked a two-run single in the bottom of the fourth before being replaced by Brett Phillips. The young outfielder was acquired from the Rangers last year as part of the Jonathan Lucroy trade. He should make his MLB debut with the rebuilding Brewers at some point in 2017.
Feb 26 - 6:22 PM

Wily Peralta walked two and gave up one hit but managed two scoreless innings Sunday in his Cactus League debut against the Dodgers.

A decent Winter Baseball Classic tuneup for the Dominican right-hander. Peralta surrendered a leadoff single to Andre Ethier in the top of the first and walked the next batter, Justin Turner, but the Dodgers ran into some outs in that opening frame and no damage was ultimately done on the scoreboard. Peralta was sharper in the second, issuing a one-out walk to Enrique Hernandez before promptly inducing an inning-ending doubleplay. The 27-year-old avoided arbitration with Milwaukee in January with a one-year, $4.275 million deal.
Feb 26 - 4:33 PM

Joba Chamberlain allowed one run on three hits in an inning of work in Saturday's Cactus League loss to the Angels.

The Brewers signed Chamberlain to a minor-league contract near the end of January. This probably wasn't the debut he was hoping for. The once promising right-hander failed to strike out a batter on the afternoon. If he can keep things together this spring, he should be in contention for a spot on the Opening Day roster. In 20 innings with the Indians last season, he posted a 2.25 ERA and 18/11 K/BB ratio.
Feb 25 - 6:38 PM

Brent Suter struck out one and walked one in an inning of scoreless work during Saturday's Cactus League loss to the Angels.

Suter might be a long shot to make the Brew Crews' pen, but at the very least, he should see work as the season progresses. A year ago, he put up a respectable 3.32 ERA and (less respectably) a 1.38 WHIP in 21 2/3 major league innings.
Feb 25 - 6:32 PM

Eric Thames is batting fifth in his Cactus League debut with the Brewers on Saturday against the Angels.

This marks Thames' unofficial return to the big leagues after spending the previous three seasons in the Korean Baseball Organization. Ryan Braun is the lone Brewers' regular who isn't in the lineup on Saturday. Travis Shaw is starting at third base and batting third while Hernan Perez draws the start in left field and is batting cleanup.
Feb 25 - 11:13 AM

Lewis Brinson started his spring off with a bang, blasting a pair of home runs as the Brewers clobbered University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 11-0 in exhibition play on Friday.

Brinson started the game with a solo home run then added on a three-run bomb in the fourth inning. Considered the club's center fielder of the future, the 22-year-old should debut with the Brewers at some point in 2017. His combination of power and speed makes him an interesting flyer in the final rounds of NL-only and deeper mixed league drafts.
Feb 24 - 7:10 PM

Hiram Burgos started and fired a pair of scoreless innings as the Brewers shut out the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in their exhibition opener on Friday.

Burgos didn't allow a base-runner and fanned one on the afternoon. He hasn't appeared in a major league game since the 2013 season and is in camp as rotation depth. He's unlikely to be relevant in even the deepest of fantasy leagues this season.
Feb 24 - 7:05 PM

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Brewers "floated an extension in the $20 million range for Jonathan Villar, but he passed for now."

Villar isn't going to sell low on himself after breaking out to the tune of a .285/.369/.457 batting line, 19 home runs, and a league-leading 62 stolen bases in 156 games last season. The 25-year-old can become eligible for salary arbitration for the first time next winter. He will start at second base for Milwaukee in 2017 while earning right around the major league minimum.
Feb 23 - 2:18 PM

Scooter Gennett took reps in the outfield Thursday in Brewers camp.

Jonathan Villar is now locked in as the starting second baseman in Milwaukee, so Gennett will try to add some defensive versatility to his bench player repertoire. He's also expected to get looks at shortstop this spring.
Feb 23 - 12:57 PM

Keon Broxton said Saturday that it took longer than expected for his broken wrist to heal, but that he is now fully recovered.

Broxton's season ended in September after fracturing his right wrist in a collision with the outfield wall in Chicago. The 26-year-old hit .242/.354/.430 with nine homers and 23 stolen bases in 244 plate appearances with the Brewers in 2016.
Feb 18 - 11:53 AM

Brewers prospect Corey Ray is not expected to appear in any Cactus League games this spring.

Ray needed surgery in October for a torn meniscus in his left knee and will be eased into action on the minor league side of Brewers camp. The dynamic young outfielder was selected No. 5 overall by the Brewers in last year's draft and went on to tally five home runs and 10 stolen bases in 60 games between Low-A Wisconsin and High-A Brevard County.
Feb 14 - 6:38 PM

Brewers signed INF Nick Noonan to a minor league contract.

Noonan batted just .167 with a .200 on-base percentage in 20 plate appearances last season for the Padres, and he slashed .091/.167/.273 with the Giants in 2015. The 27-year-old former supplemental first-round pick will operate as organizational infield depth for Milwaukee.
Feb 14 - 6:16 PM

Chase Anderson lost his arbitration hearing against the Brewers.

Anderson requested $2.85 million last month, but the arbitration panel ultimately opted for the $2.45 million salary proposed by the Brewers. The 29-year-old posted a 4.39 ERA and 120/53 K/BB ratio in 151 2/3 innings last season. He was arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter.
Feb 14 - 1:01 PM

Brewers sent RHP Rob Scahill outright to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

He cleared waivers after being designated for assignment last week. Scahill will join the Brewers in spring training as a non-roster invitee. The 29-year-old logged a 3.38 ERA over 31 relief outings for Milwaukee and Pittsburgh in 2016.
Feb 6 - 2:28 PM

The Brewers are expected to go to an arbitration hearing with right-hander Chase Anderson.

He requested $2.85 million last month but Milwaukee was only willing to give him $2.45 million. Anderson's arbitration hearing should occur prior to February 14, which is when pitchers and catchers are expected to report to the team's spring training facility in Phoenix. The Brewers haven't taken a player to arbitration since 2012 when they won their case with right-handed reliever Jose Veras.
Source: brewers.com
Feb 4 - 7:35 PM


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