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Jimmy Nelson (hamstring) has been cleared for game action after getting through a session of live batting practice Friday.

Nelson is expected to start on Monday or Tuesday. A minor hamstring strain has held him back slightly behind other pitchers, but he's ready to roll now.
Mar 6 - 12:46 PM

Jonathan Lucroy (hamstring) could be ready for Cactus League game sooner than expected.

Lucroy is just over three weeks into his projected 4-6 week timetable for a right hamstring strain. It's not clear when he might be ready to play in games, but it doesn't sound like it will be too long. Lucroy is on pace to be ready for Opening Day, assuming he continues to progress without hitting any bumps in the road.
Mar 6 - 12:45 PM

Kyle Lohse allowed a run in 2 2/3 innings in Thursday's Cactus League start against the Angels.

Lohse allowed a lead-off double to C.J. Cron to lead off the third, then got two consecutive outs before being pulled. Ariel Pena inherited Lohse's runner and allowed him to score. Overall, Lohse allowed just the one hit while striking out three. The right-hander is now 36 years old but hasn't shown any signs of slowing down yet.
Mar 5 - 7:06 PM

According to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, closer Francisco Rodriguez has not passed his pre-signing physical with the Brewers.

K-Rod can't take the physical until he gets to the Brewers' spring training complex in Arizona and he is still waiting for a visa in his native Venezuela. The 33-year-old right-hander agreed to a two-year, $13 million contract with Milwaukee on February 26. The deal also includes an option for the 2017 season. He should again hold big-time fantasy value as the ninth-inning stopper on a decent Brewers team.
Mar 5 - 2:21 PM

Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said Tuesday that the club hasn't finalized a contract with Francisco Rodriguez.

The Brewers outrighted right-hander Brooks Hall to Triple-A on Tuesday, presumably to clear a spot for Rodriguez on the 40-man roster, but the deal isn't official yet. K-Rod is expected to receive a two-year, $13 million deal with a club option for 2017. It's unclear when he'll travel from Venezuela to Brewers' camp.
Mar 3 - 1:03 PM

Kyle Lohse will start Thursday's Cactus League opener against the Angels.

Mike Fiers will start Wednesday when the Brewers take on the University of UW-Milwaukee Panthers, and Matt Garza will start Friday against the Dodgers. Lohse, 36, is coming off of another strong season. He finished 2014 with a 3.54 ERA and a 141/45 K/BB ratio in 198 1/3 innings. Lohse should provide decent late-round value in fantasy leagues again.
Mar 3 - 11:20 AM

Brewers sent RHP Brooks Hall outright to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

The move opens up a spot on the 40-man roster to add reliever Francisco Rodriguez. Hall, 24, compiled a 2.77 ERA with a 16/7 K/BB ratio in 26 innings at Double-A Huntsville in 2014. He missed most of the season due to bone spurs in his right elbow.
Mar 3 - 10:27 AM

Jim Henderson (shoulder) threw live batting practice on Sunday for the first time since undergoing surgery in August to repair his right labrum and rotator cuff.

The veteran right-hander said he felt good after the session, though his command wasn't where he wanted it to be. The next step could be for Henderson to get into game action at some point next week, and barring any setbacks he appears to be on track for the start of the regular season.
Source: FOX Sports
Mar 1 - 8:38 PM

Jimmy Nelson (hamstring) threw a bullpen session Sunday with no issues.

Nelson was held back from throwing for a few days due to a balky hamstring, but he's back on track now. The young right-hander is slated to open the season as the Brewers' No. 5 starter.
Mar 1 - 2:26 PM

Khris Davis indicated Friday that he's working to improve his overall plate discipline, getting back to the approach that made him successful in the minor leagues.

Davis admitted his over-aggressiveness led to struggles during his first full season, "I was a little eager, wanting to please too much, too early. I found out I'm human." As the 2014 season progressed, Davis became more impatient at the dish and his numbers suffered. Still, the 27-year-old slashed .244/.299/.457 with 22 homers and 69 RBI in 144 games and could be poised for an even bigger year in 2015 if he can indeed improve his discipline.
Feb 27 - 11:35 PM

Jimmy Nelson has been held back from throwing due to a hamstring injury.

Brewers manager Ron Roenicke insists that it isn't serious, so it sounds like Nelson will resume throwing in a few days. The young right-hander will be the club's No. 5 starter this season.
Feb 27 - 12:26 PM

Aramis Ramirez said Friday that the 2015 season will likely be his final one.

Ramirez, who exercised a $14 million option for this season, will turn 37 in late June. While injuries have hampered him the last couple years, the third baseman has had an incredibly productive career, sporting a .285/.344/.496 batting line with 369 homers and 1,342 RBI across 17 seasons. He's a three-time All-Star and has also finished in the top-10 in National League MVP voting on three occasions.
Feb 27 - 10:44 AM

Brewers re-signed C Robinzon Diaz to a minor league contract.

Diaz, 31, batted .264/.288/.339 between Double- and Triple-A with the Brew Crew in 2014. He hasn't reached the majors since 2009.
Feb 27 - 9:05 AM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Brewers have re-signed closer Francisco Rodriguez to a two-year contract with a club option for the 2017 season.

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal says the deal is worth $13 million guaranteed. This marriage has seemed inevitable for a while now, but it took all offseason for the two sides to officially come to an agreement. K-Rod posted a strong 3.04 ERA, 0.985 WHIP, and 73/18 K/BB ratio in 68 innings last season for the Brewers while tallying 44 saves in 49 opportunities. He should again be a highly valuable fantasy closer in 2015. Jonathan Broxton is back to setup duty.
Feb 26 - 10:13 AM

Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports that free agent right-hander Francisco Rodriguez has agreed to terms with a team and it isn't the Marlins.

The best guess is that he has re-signed with the Brewers after an offseason-spanning holdout. Rodriguez posted a 3.04 ERA and 73/18 K/BB ratio in 68 innings last year for Milwaukee, also converting 44-of-49 save opportunities. There should be more info soon about where exactly he is headed. The Nationals and Blue Jays have also been tied to the 34-year-old reliever at different points this winter.
Feb 26 - 8:15 AM


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