Player News - Brewers

Date: Team: Pos:

Ryan Braun indicated that he'd be open to moving to first base in a radio interview with WTMJ-AM this week.

It's probably not something the Brewers will discuss this winter, though it could be a possibility come 2019. It also might become a factor if Braun's name comes up in trade talks again. He was rumored to be going to the Dodgers in Aug. 2016, and there was again some speculation there in the spring. Braun now has full no-trade protection, and while he still might be willing to go to the Dodgers, it doesn't appear that he's interested in playing anywhere else.
Oct 19 - 5:02 PM

Brewers prospect Lucas Erceg went 2-for-4 with a homer on Wednesday for Salt River in the Arizona Fall League.

It's the first homer of the AFL season for Erceg. The 46th pick of the 2016 draft, Erceg had a mixed season in his first full professional year, but the offensive talent here is obvious. There's power from the left-side, and he should get on enough to justify playing him everyday. Add in competent defense, and Erceg could be manning the hot-corner in the bigs by 2019.
Oct 18 - 6:52 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Reports reports that Keon Broxton "could be trade bait" for the Brewers this offseason.

Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel first suggested that Broxton might potentially be dealt over the winter. Broxton was a 20/20 player for Milwaukee this season, but he hit just .220/.299/.420 and frustrated with his inconsistency, even earning a demotion to the minors at one point. If the Brewers do wind up dealing Broxton, they could hand center field over to Lewis Brinson or use Brett Phillips as a placeholder until Brinson is deemed ready.
Oct 13 - 3:27 PM

Rob Scahill has elected free agency.

Scahill posted a 4.43 ERA over 18 appearances in the majors this season. He'll look for a minor league deal this offseason.
Oct 6 - 3:48 PM

David Goforth has elected free agency.

Goforth spent nearly all of 2017 in the minors and was underwhelming there. The 29-year-old will now look to latch on with another organization.
Oct 6 - 3:47 PM

Wily Peralta has elected free agency.

A former Opening Day starter with the Brew Crew, Peralta held a 7.85 ERA over 19 appearances -- eight starts -- this season, spending a chunk of the year in the minors. He'll likely be just a minor league flier for some team this winter.
Oct 6 - 3:45 PM

Kirk Nieuwenhuis has elected free agency.

Nieuwenhuis hit only .115/.258/.269 over 16 games with the Brewers this season, as he spent nearly all of the year in the minors. He'll have to look for a minor league contract this offseason.
Oct 6 - 3:43 PM

Michael Blazek has elected free agency.

Blazek held an 8.31 ERA over five appearances -- one start -- for the Brewers this season. The 28-year-old will surely have to settle for a minor league deal this winter.
Oct 6 - 3:42 PM

Joba Chamberlain confirmed Wednesday to the New York Post that he is retired from baseball.

"It’s time to be a dad," the 32-year-old Chamberlain said. He last pitched in the majors in July 2016 with the Indians and got released from Brewers camp this past spring after yielding 10 hits and five walks over eight innings in the Cactus League. The former supplemental first-round pick of the Yankees spent parts of 10 seasons in MLB, compiling a 3.81 career ERA.
Oct 5 - 10:11 AM

Brewers LHP prospect Nathan Kirby is pitching in instructional games this fall.

Kirby has battled injuries since being drafted by Milwaukee in 2015 with the 40th pick. He missed all of 2016 following Tommy John Surgery, and he missed five months after undergoing ulnar nerve transposition surgery in May.
Oct 4 - 5:30 PM

Jesus Aguilar finished 2-for-3 with a homer and three RBI in the Brewers' defeat of the Cardinals on Sunday.

Aguilar opened the game's scoring with a run-scoring sac fly in the top of the first inning and then belted a two-run shot off hard-throwing Cardinals reliever Sandy Alcantara in the top of the eighth. The 27-year-old first baseman finishes the 2017 season with a cool .837 OPS, 16 home runs, and 52 RBI in 133 games.
Oct 1 - 5:51 PM

Aaron Wilkerson worked seven innings of one-run ball Sunday in the Brewers' 6-1 victory over the Cardinals.

Wilkerson carved up a St. Louis lineup that featured very few regulars, yielding just two hits while striking out five and issuing zero walks. The one run he allowed came on a Randal Grichuk solo homer in the bottom of the seventh inning. Milwaukee finishes the 2017 season with an impressive 86-76 record.
Oct 1 - 5:44 PM

Eric Thames (foot) is in the Brewers' lineup Sunday.

Thames has fouled four balls off his right foot this month, including on Saturday, but he'll give it a go in the season finale. He's in left field, while Jesus Aguilar will handle first base and Ryan Braun is on the bench.
Oct 1 - 2:25 PM

Ryan Braun indicated Sunday that he was battling some health issues during his late-season struggles.

Braun, who hit just .223/.282/.388 over his final 38 games, mentioned a wrist ailment as one injury he was dealing with. He made a couple trips to the disabled list in the first half with calf injuries, and it sounds like some other maladies probably would've sent him to the DL after the All-Star break if the Brewers weren't battling for a playoff spot. Of course, injuries are nothing new with Braun, as he hasn't played a full season since 2012. He'll turn 34 in November, so it seems unlikely that his health problems will go away. Braun is not in the Brewers' lineup Sunday.
Oct 1 - 2:22 PM

Domingo Santana went 3-for-5 and slugged a two-run dinger in Saturday's loss to the Cardinals.

His bomb off starter Luke Weaver put his club ahead 6-0 in the third inning but they ended up blowing the game and their shot at a Wild Card berth. The 25-year-old outfielder and former Phillies and Astros prospect has burst upon the fantasy scene with a .278/.371/.505 triple slash with 30 home runs, 85 RBI, 88 runs and 15 stolen bases in 151 games this year.
Sep 30 - 9:01 PM


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