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Texas Rangers get Yovani Gallardo from Milwaukee Brewers

The Texas Rangers acquired pitcher Yovani Gallardo from the Milwaukee Brewers. In exchange the Brewers received a group of young players, infielder Luis Sardinas and right-handed pitchers Corey Knebel and Marcos Diplan. Milwaukee will also contribute $4 million towards Gallardo’s $14 million salary for 2015. Gallardo, who turns 29 in February, will be eligible for free agency next offseason. He’s been very durable, logging the sixth-most innings in baseball over the last six years. That characteristic is surely appealing to the Rangers,... 
 

Carlos Gomez, Jonathan Lucroy Keeping Brewers atop NL Central

In one the season’s biggest surprises, the Milwaukee Brewers are enjoying a three game lead in the National League Central division. While 2014 was supposed to be the St. Louis Cardinals‘ year, Milwaukee’s convincing lead makes them the favorite to take home the division crown. The Brew Crew has been lead by two MVP candidates, Carlos Gomez and Jonathan Lucroy. The 28 year-old Gomez has been in the major leagues since 2007 when he made his debut for the New York Mets. In his first five seasons, he managed just a .243/.291/.357... 
 

Brewers Acquire Gerardo Parra From Diamondbacks

The Milwaukee Brewers and Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to a deal that will send outfielder Gerardo Parra to the Brewers for Double-A outfielder Mitch Haniger and left-hander Anthony Banda. Parra, 27, is hitting .259/.305/.362 in 440 plate appearances this year. Parra had a mostly successful six-year run in Arizona, winning Gold Glove Awards for his defense in 2011 and 2013 . Rated as the third best prospect in the Brewers system Haniger, 23, is hitting .255/.316/.416 in 271 plate appearances this year. Banda, 20, is a left-handed pitcher who... 
 

Brewers Reach Agreement With Matt Garza – Four Years, $52 Million

The Milwaukee Brewers made a statement this winter and they did it much in the same way as last winter. One of the last Free Agent pitchers to sign before spring training last season was Kyle Lohse, and now he will be joined by the newest member of the rotation, Matt Garza. Garza was signed to a four year, $52 million dollar deal just one day after the top starter in Free Agency, Masahiro Tanaka, signed for over $100 million more with the New York Yankees. On the surface, this looks like a great deal for the Brewers as they picked up a solid starter... 
 

Six Hitters That Could Bounce Back in 2014

Every year there are a handful of hitters, whether the young and talented or the formerly successful, that most people want to give up on. In 2013 we saw outfielders Hunter Pence and Shane Victorino have impressive seasons at the plate after mediocre 2012 campaigns. Jacoby Ellsbury and Troy Tulowitzki returned to top form after spending most of 2012 on the DL. Marlon Byrd rebounded from a horrific 2012 year to post career-best numbers in 2013. The fortunate (or prescient) fantasy owner or General Manager reaped the benefits of seeing these... 
 

Ryan Braun Apologizes for PED’s Use, and so it goes..

Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun issued a lengthy statement of apology for his use of performance-enhancing drugs during the 2011 season. Braun failed a drug test that fall, but he successfully appealed what would have been a 50-game suspension. The statement did not mention Biogenesis, the now-closed Florida clinic that, after a Major League Baseball investigation, resulted in the suspension of 14 players. Braun was the first of 14 players disciplined this year as a result of the Biogenesis probe. Twelve accepted 50-game penalties, including... 
 

MLB Suspends Ryan Braun For The Rest of 2013

Milwaukee Brewers slugger Ryan Braun has been suspended without pay for the remainder of the 2013 season by Major League Baseball.  The announcement came from commissioner Bud Selig for violations of the basic agreement and its joint drug prevention and treatment program.  the suspension is effective immediately. Braun will not contest the suspension which was meted out for “violations of the Basic Agreement and its Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program,” according to a statement released by MLB. Reportedly Braun met with MLB... 
 

Aramis Ramirez to the Blue Jays? It Could Happen

Aramis Ramirez is 35-years-old and brings with him a career impact bat. Of course, his Milwaukee Brewers are 12 games under .500, in the toughest division for clinching a playoff spot in baseball and Ramirez has two potential years left on a manageable contract if he can demonstrate he is healthy. With the trade deadline looming a month from now, Ramirez and his 3.9 WAR could find itself in a new setting, one which would have to be able to afford a $16 million dollar tab in 2014 and a $15 million dollar option (or $4 million buyout) in 2015. Ramirez... 
 

Brewers Ryan Braun Placed On DL

The Milwaukee Brewers put outfielder Ryan Braun on the 15 day disabled list following a 4-3 loss to the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night. Braun had missed the last four games with a sore right thumb and attempted a batting practice session that did not go well. The Brewers are hopeful Braun will be able to return as soon as he is eligible. It was then that the decision was made  to place Braun on the disabled list. Braun is batting .304 with nine homers and 36 RBIs. He won the NL’s Most Valuable Player award in 2011 and finished second to... 
 

Aramis Ramirez Hits Walkoff Single, Brewers Beat Phillies

Aramis Ramirez was 0 for 4 in a game the Philadelphia Phillies jumped out to a 4-0 lead and hit a game winning single in the ninth to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to a 5-4 victory over the Phillies. For Ramirez, it was his only hit of the night but a clutch performance with one out and runners in the corners against Phillies’ reliever, Jeremy Horst. Brewers’ reliever, Francisco Rodriguez, picked up his first win of the year and lowered his ERA to just 0.96 in 2013. Jimmy Rollins got things started for Cliff Lee and the Phils in the opening... 
 

Jonathan Lucroy 5 for 5 With 2 Home Runs to Lead Brewers Win

Jonathan Lucroy went 5 for 5 with two home runs and four RBI to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to a 8-5 when over the Philadelphia Phillies. Cole Hamels pitched five innings and surrendered 12 hits and seven runs, six earned, while striking out three. Hamels record is now 1-9 and his ERA is 4.86.  The Brewers pounded Phillies pitching for 14 hits overall. Yovani Gallardo (4-5) pitched into the sixth inning allowing five earned runs while striking out six, to snap a personal four-game losing streak.  Francisco Rodriguez picked up his second save... 
 

Jean Segura Ties Franchise Mark With Six Hits in Brewers Loss

Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Jean Segura went 6-for- 7  in a 6-5 loss to the Minnesota Twins in extra innings. Segura tied a franchise record with two outs in the 14th inning to raise National League leading batting average to .365. He has eight home runs and 22 RBI and 14 stolen bases. Segura is second only in all of Major League baseball to the Detroit Tigers Miguel Cabrera is hitting .373, Only two other brewers in franchise history have had six hits in a game, Johnny Briggs on Aug. 4, 1973, at Cleveland and Kevin Reimer on Aug. 24, 1993, vs.... 
 

Jean Segura Making Case For New Deal With Brewers Stronger

Jean Segura went into Tuesday’s game with the Pittsburgh Pirates hitting .368,  with 6 home runs,16 RBI in 13 stolen bases. Segura went 1-for-6  with a home run.  The Milwaukee Brewers have approached Segura about a long-term deal a month ago and while a deal isn’t imminent , at this rate the Brewers may want to accelerate the talks. Over the first 36 games of this season Segura  has amassed 50 hits, including 17 multi-hit games and is tied in the National League lead  four triples with three. He ranks third in on-base percentage... 
 

Brewers News: K-Rod, Aramis Ramirez Move Closer To Returning

Francisco Rodriguez has completed his first step towards returning to the Major Leagues. K-Rod, signed to a minor league deal with the Brewers in the past month, now has a working Visa. He is expected to report to High A in the minor leagues to begin his quest to return to the Brewers’ bullpen, the last place he was spotted in the majors. After 3-5 days to get acclimated, Rodriguez anticipates moving to AAA Nashville to begin his minor league assignment. While the Brewers have until May 17th to either promote or release K-Rod, Rodriguez himself... 
 

Milwaukee Brewers Yovani Gallardo Arrested for DUI

Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Yovani Gallardo was arrested early Tuesday morning and charged with drunken driving,  Fran McLaughlin, sheriff’s office spokeswoman, said another driver called 911 to report a suspected drunken driver. Gallardo, a 27-year-old right-hander, was driving westbound on Interstate 94 near S. 76th St. when he was pulled over at 2:10 a.m. for driving slowly and deviating lanes. Gallardo failed a field sobriety test and later registered a blood-alcohol level of .22, nearly three times the legal limit in Wisconsin (.08) Gallardo... 
 
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