Jonathan Villar Will Play Second Base in 2017

Milwaukee Brewers infielder Jonathan Villar will mostly play second base in 2017, according to Brewers manager Craig Counsell. Counsell envisions Villar and shortstop Orlando Arcia combining together to give Milwaukee an excellent defense up the middle, and offense when Arcia’s bat comes around to the Major League standard. “I think if we can get VillarContinue reading “Jonathan Villar Will Play Second Base in 2017”

Brewers Sign 1B/OF Eric Thames to Three-Year Deal

The Milwaukee Brewers have signed free agent first baseman/outfielder Eric Thames to a three-year deal that includes $16 million guaranteed, the team announced on Tuesday. Welcome to the Crew, @EricThames! pic.twitter.com/tSVOlg9mFl — Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) November 29, 2016 In a corresponding roster move, the Brewers designated first baseman Chris CarterĀ for assignment, clearing a 40-man rosterContinue reading “Brewers Sign 1B/OF Eric Thames to Three-Year Deal”

Brewers Extend Manager Counsell Through 2020

Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell has agreed to a three-year extension to stay as Milwaukee’s manager until 2020, per an official announcement by the team on Friday. “Representing this franchise is a great honor for me,” said Counsell, who grew up in Milwaukee and played six MLB seasons for the Brewers. “We’ve taken the firstContinue reading “Brewers Extend Manager Counsell Through 2020”

Brewers SS Jonathan Villar Being Considered for Leadoff Role in 2016

Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell has already stated that shortstop Jonathan Villar will be the team’s starter at shortstop this year, and now, per MLB.com’s Adam McCalvy, Villar is being considered to hit leadoff for the Brewers this year: Villar leading off again. Counsell is considering him for that spot on Opening Day. https://t.co/akikimZ0CtContinue reading “Brewers SS Jonathan Villar Being Considered for Leadoff Role in 2016”

Brewers Officially Move Ryan Braun Back to Left Field

Ryan Braun will enter the first year of a five-year $105 million extension that he signed with the Brewers back in 2011, and his manager Craig Counsell confirmed earlier today that Braun will return to a very similar spot on defense: #Brewers manager Craig Counsell makes it official: Ryan Braun will move back to LFContinue reading “Brewers Officially Move Ryan Braun Back to Left Field”

Ryan Braun’s Back Surgery Set for October 8th

The Brewers shut down Ryan Braun over the weekend shortly following his 0-5 two strikeout game versus the Cardinals. Braun has been dealing with a herniated disc injury in his lower back, putting a hamper on his bounce back season after a nightmare 2014 where he was dealing with a thumb injury. With the BrewersContinue reading “Ryan Braun’s Back Surgery Set for October 8th”

VIDEO: Jason Rogers Smacks Pinch-Hit Grand Slam in 9th Inning vs. Cardinals

Jason Rogers has been exceptional all year long coming off the bench as a pinch-hitter for the Brewers, and they really felt his impact today. Rogers came into the Brewers game versus the Cardinals today batting .468 with one home run and five runs batted in, leading the Brewers with 12 pinch-hits on the year.Continue reading “VIDEO: Jason Rogers Smacks Pinch-Hit Grand Slam in 9th Inning vs. Cardinals”

Brewers Star Ryan Braun Dealing With ‘pretty serious’ Back Injury

Ryan Braun was a late scratch from the Brewers lineup tonight versus the Cardinals due to a lingering lower back injury that Braun described to MLB.com’s Adam McCalvy as ‘pretty serious.’ Braun didn’t really go into further detail about the actual severeness of the injury, but he listed himself as day-to-day, and Brewers manager CraigContinue reading “Brewers Star Ryan Braun Dealing With ‘pretty serious’ Back Injury”

Brewers Shut Down Matt Garza for Remainder of 2015 Season

The Milwaukee Brewers have had some really bad pitching this year. There number one and number two starters coming into the year in Kyle Lohse and Matt Garza have been the worst one and two starters in baseball. Lohse had already been sent to the bullpen, and now Matt Garza is done for the year,Continue reading “Brewers Shut Down Matt Garza for Remainder of 2015 Season”

Brewers Owner: Craig Counsell Will Remain Manager Despite General Manager Change

Craig Counsell took over as the manager of the Milwaukee Brewers on May 4th after Ron Roenicke was fired after the Brewers started out 7-18. There was questions from the start about how long Counsell would be the manager and such, and with Doug Melvin stepping down as Brewers general manager yesterday, it was broughtContinue reading “Brewers Owner: Craig Counsell Will Remain Manager Despite General Manager Change”

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