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  • Devin Williams Saves Seventh Game

    Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Devin Williams inherited at least an increased share of the closer role when Josh Hader was dealt to the San Diego Padres, and he locked down his seventh game against the Cincinnati Reds on Friday, striking out both batters he faced. Williams has pitched in three consecutive games since being promoted, and each of his last two outings have been much more steady than his first opportunity since the trade deadline when he was charged with a blown save. He now has a 1.74 ERA and 1.02 WHIP with 68 strikeouts in 41 1/3 innings this year and should be rostered in all formats.

    Aug 6 · Source via Brewers Devin Williams closers
  • Eric Lauer Earns Eighth Win

    Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Eric Lauer earned his eighth win of the season Friday night, throwing seven strong innings against the lowly Cincinnati Reds. Lauer gave up just one run on six hit and three walks with four strikeouts. He now has a 3.59 ERA and 1.22 WHIP with 111 strikeouts in 112 2/3 innings across 20 starts this season. Other than a troublesome June in which Lauer posted a 6.83 ERA, he's been a revelation. Fantasy managers can count on Lauer as a strong anchor in the rotation.

    Aug 6 · Source via Brewers Eric Lauer
  • Rowdy Tellez Homers, Steals A Base

    Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Rowdy Tellez homered on Friday night, going 1-for-3 with his 22nd long ball of the year, a two-run shot to help the Brewers to a 5-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. He also added a rare stolen base, just his first of the year and the second of his career. Tellez has been very hot lately, slashing .296/.397/.630 with five homers, nine runs scored, and 15 RBI in his last 15 games. He's been an extremely worthwhile fantasy pickup after being largely ignored at draft time.

    Aug 6 · Source via Brewers Rowdy Tellez
  • Rockies Claim Dinelson Lamet Off Waivers

    The Colorado Rockies claimed right-hander Dinelson Lamet off waivers from the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday. Lamet was shipped to the Milwaukee Brewers in the trade that sent closer Josh Hader to the San Diego Padres on Monday, but the Brewers designated Lamet for assignment on Wednesday due to a crowded bullpen at the major league level. The Rockies have decided to scoop him up, bringing him back to the National League West. The 30-year-old was once a promising starting pitcher, but injuries have moved him to a bullpen role the last two years, and he has struggled to a 9.49 ERA, a 2.03 WHIP and a 16:9 K:BB in only 12 1/3 innings in 2022. Lamet will have a new opportunity in Colorado, but for now he's well off the fantasy radar.

    Aug 5 · Source via Brewers Dinelson Lamet closers
  • Brewers Planning To Select Jakson Reetz

    The Brewers are planning on adding catcher Jakson Reetz to their 40-man roster, reports Robert Murray of FanSided. Reetz isn’t currently on Milwaukee’s 40-man roster, meaning a corresponding move will be required. Reetz, 26, was a third-round draft pick of the Nationals in 2014, working his way up to make his MLB debut last year.…

    Aug 4 · MLB Trade Rumors Brewers Jakson Reetz
  • Andrew McCutchen Doubles Twice Wednesday

    Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Andrew McCutchen went 2-for-5 with two doubles, a stolen base and two strikeouts out of the cleanup spot in Wednesday's 8-7 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates. He's up to 19 doubles and eight stolen bases on the year. On the year, the 35-year-old veteran is slashing .256/.323/.396 with 10 home runs, 46 RBI and 46 runs scored in 390 plate appearances over 88 games in his first year in Milwaukee. Since the All-Star break, he's gone 12-for-45 (.267) with a homer, five RBI, seven runs scored and two stolen bases in 11 games. McCutchen is no longer an elite fantasy producer, but he'll contribute modestly across all categories for a good team.

    Aug 4 · Source via Brewers Andrew McCutchen
  • Adrian Houser To Make Rehab Start Saturday

    Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Adrian Houser (elbow) will make a minor league rehab start for Triple-A Nashville on Saturday and will likely throw two innings. Houser has been out of commission since late June with a right flexor strain, so he'll require multiple rehab outings in the minors before he's ready to rejoin the Brewers rotation. There's a chance he could return to a long-relief role out of the bullpen, too, which would be bad news for his fantasy value. The 29-year-old right-hander was 4-8 with a 4.72 ERA, 1.48 WHIP and 57:31 K:BB in 76 1/3 innings over 15 starts before his injury.

    Aug 4 · Source via Brewers Adrian Houser
  • Omar Narvaez Placed On Injured List

    The Milwaukee Brewers placed catcher Omar Narvaez (quadriceps) on the 10-day injured list on Thursday with a left quadriceps strain and recalled catcher Mario Feliciano from Triple-A Nashville in a corresponding move. Narvaez isn't a must-stash in leagues that start only one catcher, as he is hitting .237/.324/.363 with four home runs, 18 RBI and 17 runs scored in 190 at-bats for the Brew Crew this year. With the Brewers designating Pedro Severino for assignment on Wednesday, Victor Caratini will serve as the team's primary backstop until Narvaez is ready to return. In 148 at-bats in 2022, Caratini is slashing .230/.350/.405 with seven home runs, 20 RBI and 20 runs scored.

    Aug 4 · Source via Brewers Omar Narvaez
  • Dinelson Lamet Designated For Assignment

    The Milwaukee Brewers designated right-hander Dinelson Lamet and catcher Pedro Severino for assignment on Wednesday. Lamet was just acquired by the Brewers in the trade that sent left-handed closer Josh Hader to the San Diego Padres on Monday. Milwaukee likes Lamet, but their bullpen is extremely crowded at the major league level, even after trading Hader away. The Brew Crew also traded for veteran relievers Matt Bush and Trevor Rosenthal in recent days. If Lamet goes unclaimed on waivers, the Brewers will be able to keep him in the organization at Triple-A Nashville. Moved to the bullpen because of injuries by the Padres the last two years, Lamet allowed 13 earned runs on 16 hits in just 12 1/3 relief innings for the Friars this year before being traded to Milwaukee.

    Aug 3 · Source via Brewers Dinelson Lamet closers
  • Trevor Rosenthal Traded To The Brewers

    The San Francisco Giants traded pitcher Trevor Rosenthal (hamstring) was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday. The 32-year-old is several weeks away from pitching, but it didn't stop Milwaukee from requiring Rosenthal. He didn't pitch in 2021 due to shoulder and hip issues. The right-hander posted a 1.90 ERA, 0.85 WHIP, and a 38:8 K: BB across 23 2/3 innings for the Padres/Royals in 2020. Rosenthal topped 95 MPH in a bullpen outing two weeks ago before injuring his hamstring. He is expected to return to action in late August. Fantasy managers can stash Rosenthal for now, as he is likely to be in a high-leverage role once activated from the injured list.

    Aug 2 · Source via Giants Brewers Trevor Rosenthal
  • Freddy Peralta To Start Wednesday

    Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Freddy Peralta (lat) will come off the injured list and make the start on Wednesday against the Pittsburgh Pirates. It's a big reinforcement for the Brewers rotation in the second half of the season. Peralta was 3-2 with a 4.42 ERA (2.11 FIP), a 1.19 WHIP and a 50:13 K:BB in 38 2/3 innings over eight starts before landing on the injured list. The 26-year-old right-hander only threw 52 pitches in his final minor league rehab start last Friday, though, so there's a good chance he'll be on a short leash in his return against Pittsburgh. Peralta may not be a slam-dunk fantasy option in his return on Wednesday, but he needs to be rostered in all fantasy formats in the second half of the season.

    Aug 2 · Source via Brewers Freddy Peralta
  • Brewers Acquire Matt Bush From Rangers For Mark Mathias, Antoine Kelly

    The Brewers added to their bullpen late Monday night, announcing a deal with the Rangers to bring in Matt Bush. Texas receives infielder Mark Mathias and minor league pitcher Antoine Kelly in the deal. Bush has had a strong season out of the Texas bullpen. The 36-year-old hurler made the Opening Day roster and has tossed 36 2/3 innings…

    Aug 1 · MLB Trade Rumors Brewers Rangers Matt Bush Mark Mathias closers
  • Hunter Renfroe Goes 4-for-4 With A Home Run

    Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Hunter Renfroe enjoyed his return to Fenway Park, going 4-for-4 in Sunday's contest against the Boston Red Sox with a two-run home run. Renfroe also hit a two-run shot in the previous game. He now has an .828 OPS with 19 home runs, 35 runs scored, 43 RBI, and a steal in 273 plate appearances this season. While Renfroe's OBP remains a less-than-stellar .305, his 523 slugging percentage more than makes up the difference for fantasy managers.

    Aug 1 · Source via Brewers Hunter Renfroe
  • Teams Checking In On Omar Narvaez

    Teams have been checking in on Milwaukee Brewers catcher Omar Narvaez with the trade deadline approaching on Tuesday, according to sources. The 30-year-old is making $5 million this year before becoming a free agent at the end of this season. The contending Brewers already traded left-handed reliever Josh Hader to the San Diego Padres in exchange for lefty Taylor Rogers, righty Dinelson Lamet, pitching prospect Robert Gasser and outfielder Esteury Ruiz, and it's possible they might not be done dealing. In his third year in Milwaukee, Narvaez is hitting .235/.324/.364 with four home runs, 18 RBI and 16 runs scored in 213 plate appearances over 59 games. Victor Caratini and Pedro Severino would split catching duties for the Brew Crew if Narvaez is traded.

    Aug 1 · Source via Brewers Omar Narvaez
  • Taylor Rogers, Others Traded To Brewers

    According to a tweet from ESPN's Jeff Passan on Monday, the Milwaukee Brewers are reportedly acquiring relief pitcher Taylor Rogers along with fellow reliever Dinelson Lamet, pitching prospect Robert Gasser and outfield prospect Esteury Ruiz in exchange for relief pitcher Josh Hader. Rogers has converted 28 saves for the Padres this season, but has struggled as of late, giving up 20 hits, 11 earned runs, and a pair of walks in his last 11.1 innings of work. Devin Williams, who has pitched to a 1.59 ERA, a 1.31 FIP, 66 strikeouts and 19 walks in 39.2 innings this season, would appear to be a better choice to take over at closer.

    Aug 1 · Source via Padres Brewers Taylor Rogers Esteury Ruiz closers prospects
  • Padres Acquire Josh Hader From Brewers

    According to a tweet from ESPN's Jeff Passan, the San Diego Padres have reportedly acquired relief pitcher Josh Hader from the Milwaukee Brewers for left-handed reliever Taylor Rogers, right-hander Dinelson Lamet, pitching prospect Robert Gasser, and outfield prospect Esteury Ruiz. Hader has thrown 34 innings for the Brewers this season, pitching to a 4.24 ERA and a 3.47 FIP while registering 59 strikeouts and 12 walks. He's also converted 29 of 31 saves so far. The 28-year-old should continue to be one of fantasy baseball's best closers with the Padres.

    Aug 1 · Source via Brewers Padres Josh Hader closers
  • Brewers Listening On Josh Hader

    The Milwaukee Brewers are again listening to offers for closer Josh Hader, although the conversations might be little more than due diligence. But the Brewers' motivation to trade Hader might be increasing as they head toward their fifth straight playoff appearance. The left-hander's $11 million salary likely will increase to the $16 million range in 2023 in his final year of arbitration before becoming a free agent. His preference to limit his appearances to one inning restricts his value to the team, especially in the playoffs. Devin Williams has 30 straight scoreless appearances and could replace Hader seamlessly as the team's closer. Trading the 28-year-old Hader would only make sense for Milwaukee if they could acquire a hitter they desire in return.

    Aug 1 · Source via Brewers Josh Hader closers
  • Brewers To Activate Freddy Peralta From 60-Day IL This Week

    The Brewers are planning to activate right-hander Freddy Peralta from the 60-day injured list during the club’s upcoming three-game series in Pittsburgh from August 2-4, manager Craig Counsell told reporters (including Todd Rosiak of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel).  Peralta hasn’t pitched in a big league game since May 22 due to a posterior strain in…

    Jul 31 · MLB Trade Rumors Brewers Freddy Peralta
  • Freddy Peralta To Make Next Start With Brewers

    Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Freddy Peralta (lat) is rejoining the team in Pittsburgh, and his next outing will be for the Brewers, although the exact date is to be determined. Peralta allowed one run on three hits while walking none and striking out five in his final minor league rehab outing with Triple-A Nashville on Friday night, and the Brewers liked what they saw. The 26-year-old right-hander only threw 52 pitches in the outing, though, so there's a good chance he won't go deep into his first start back for Milwaukee next week. He hasn't pitched in the big leagues since May, and he's gone 3-2 this year with a 4.42 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 50 strikeouts in 38 2/3 innings over eight starts. Peralta should be rostered in most fantasy formats.

    Jul 31 · Source via Brewers Freddy Peralta
  • Freddy Peralta Strikes Out Five In Rehab Outing

    Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Freddy Peralta (lat) struck out five hitters while allowing an unearned run on three hits with no walks in 3 1/3 innings in his minor league rehab start for Triple-A Nashville on Friday night. He was also able to touch 96 mph with his fastball while throwing 52 pitches in the outing. The 26-year-old right-hander might need to make another outing in the minors, but he's not far off from returning to the Brewers rotation. Peralta last started in the majors on May 22, so he'll be a bit more risky when he initially returns to Milwaukee. Before his injury, he was 3-2 with a 4.42 ERA (2.11 FIP), 1.19 WHIP, 50 strikeouts and 13 walks in 38 2/3 innings over eight starts. Stash him now if he's somehow available on your league's waiver wire.

    Jul 30 · Source via Brewers Freddy Peralta
  • Brewers, A's Have Discussed Ramon Laureano

    The Brewers are known to be in the market for outfield help — specifically in center field — and they’ve had recent talks with the Athletics about a potential trade involving Oakland outfielder Ramon Laureano, Jon Heyman of the New York Post writes. The 28-year-old Laureano is just one of several Athletics players who could…

    Jul 29 · MLB Trade Rumors Brewers Athletics Ramon Laureano
  • Corbin Burnes Fans 11 Wednesday

    Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Corbin Burnes was on top of his game on Wednesday in the 10-4 win over the Minnesota Twins, allowing three earned runs on five hits while striking out 11 and walking none in six innings to pick up his eighth win of the season. It was the third time in his last four starts that he had double-digit strikeouts, and the two-time All-Star is now 8-4 with a 2.31 ERA and 0.92 WHIP while striking out a league-high 160 and walking 31 in 124 2/3 innings over 20 starts. Burnes is a no-doubt must-start fantasy pitcher every time he toes the rubber. He's recorded a quality start in 15 of his 20 outings this year.

    Jul 28 · Source via Brewers Corbin Burnes
  • Rowdy Tellez Drives In Six Against Twins

    Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Rowdy Tellez went 2-for-4 with two home runs (both three-run shots), six RBI and a walk in the 10-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday. It's a good sign for Tellez, who is hitting just .182 (14-for-77) with five home runs, 16 RBI and 11 runs scored in 21 games in the month of July. Overall, the left-handed slugger is slashing .230/.308/.465 with 20 home runs, 64 RBI and 40 runs scored for Milwaukee in 370 plate appearances and 94 games. The 27-year-old isn't going to help fantasy managers with his average, but there's a lot to like about his power while playing for the first-place Brewers.

    Jul 28 · Source via Brewers Rowdy Tellez
  • Josh Hader Pitches Scoreless Ninth, Earns Win Tuesday

    Milwaukee Brewers closer Josh Hader earned his first win of the season in Tuesday's 7-6 win over the Twins. Hader came in to pitch the top of the ninth inning with the game tied 6-6 and delivered a 1-2-3 inning with no strikeouts. The Twins were able to bring a run home in the bottom half of the inning, making Hader the winning pitcher of record. His outing will come as a relief to fantasy managers, as the stud closer had allowed at least one run in six of his previous nine outings in the month of July. Consequently, his ERA has ballooned to 4.36. However, he has 28 saves to go with a 15.27 K/9 rate. He was drafted as a top fantasy closer and should be treated as such, despite the recent rough patch.

    Jul 27 · Source via Brewers Josh Hader closers
  • Aaron Ashby Takes Hard-Luck Loss

    Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Aaron Ashby was sharp Monday night, throwing seven innings and allowing two runs on five hits and a walk while striking out nine batters against the Colorado Rockies. He was left with the tough-luck loss when the Brewers offense couldn't muster a single run. Ashby's record for the season drops to an unsightly 2-8 with this decision, though he has deserved better with a 4.38 ERA, 1.43 WHIP, and 92 strikeouts in 76 innings. Even those rate statistics are worse than Ashby could expect, and fantasy managers should feel confident going forward.

    Jul 25 · Source via Brewers Aaron Ashby
  • Ethan Small Called Up Monday

    The Milwaukee Brewers recalled left-handed pitching prospect Ethan Small from Triple-A Nashville on Monday and designated right-hander Connor Sadzeck for assignment in a corresponding move. Small made his big-league debut for the Brewers on May 30 against the Chicago Cubs, allowing two earned runs on four hits while walking four and striking out four in 2 2/3 innings. He's expected to make his second MLB start on Tuesday against the Minnesota Twins. Small is the club's No. 8 prospect, per MLB Pipeline, but he'll be a very risky fantasy streamer in just his second major league start. The 25-year-old southpaw has gone 6-4 with a 3.34 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, 81 strikeouts and 40 walks in 72 2/3 innings over 15 starts for Nashville this year.

    Jul 25 · Source via Brewers Ethan Small prospects
  • Red Sox Acquire Abraham Almonte From Brewers

    The Red Sox acquired outfielder Abraham Almonte from the Brewers in exchange for cash this afternoon, according to an announcement from Milwaukee. The switch-hitting outfielder had been on a minor league deal with the Brew Crew. He won’t occupy a spot on the Sox’s 40-man roster at this time, and his transactions tracker at MLB.com indicates…

    Jul 25 · MLB Trade Rumors Red Sox Brewers Abraham Almonte
  • Brewers Designate Connor Sadzeck For Assignment

    The Brewers announced Monday that they’ve designated righty Connor Sadzeck for assignment and recalled pitching prospect Ethan Small from Triple-A Nashville in his place. Small will likely get the nod to start Tuesday’s game, which had been listed as a “TBD” by the Brewers. Sadzeck, 30, appeared in two games with the Brewers and yielded…

    Jul 25 · MLB Trade Rumors Brewers Connor Sadzeck Ethan Small prospects
  • Jace Peterson To Miss Multiple Weeks With Elbow Sprain

    Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Jace Peterson (elbow) landed on the 10-day injured list with a left elbow sprain on Saturday. Peterson told the media that he hopes to return during the middle or the end of August. However, Brewers manager Craig Counsell said that a late August return seemed "optimistic." The 32-year-old has appeared in 80 games so far this year and he's slashed .252/.325/.439 with eight home runs, 10 stolen bases, 30 RBI and 33 runs. In his absence, we should see Tyrone Taylor and Jonathan Davis earn additional playing time.

    Jul 25 · Source via Brewers Jace Peterson
  • Freddy Peralta Strikes Out Three In First Rehab Outing

    Milwaukee Brewers right-hander Freddy Peralta (lat) made his first rehab appearance at Triple-A Nashville on Sunday. He pitched two innings and allowed one hit, one walk and one earned run while striking out three. The only hit allowed was a solo home run. Peralta has been out since late May due to a right lat strain. Peralta will likely need at least two more rehab outings before being activated by the Brewers. If he can avoid any setbacks, the 26-year-old has a chance to be back in the majors at some point in the middle of August.

    Jul 25 · Source via Brewers Freddy Peralta
  • Brewers Place Jace Peterson On 10-Day Injured List

    The Brewers placed utilityman Jace Peterson on the 10-day injured list due to a left elbow sprain.  The placement is retroactive to July 20.  Jake McGee (who signed a big league contract with Milwaukee yesterday) will take Peterson’s spot on the active roster. It looks as though Peterson will be out until at least late…

    Jul 23 · MLB Trade Rumors Brewers Jace Peterson
  • Aaron Ashby Signs Extension With Brewers

    The Milwaukee Brewers have signed left-handed pitcher Aaron Ashby to a five-year contract extension worth $20.5 Million. The contract also has two club options in 2028 and 2029, which could make the total value $46 Million if all incentives are hit. This locks up a guy who has shown elite stuff at a very reasonable price for the Brewers. Even through his struggles, Ashby has posted very good underlying numbers. His ERA of 4.57 dwarfs his 3.45 xERA, plus he has a 26.8 K%. If he stays healthy, this contract will likely look very good by the end of it. This is also nice for Ashby's dynasty league owners, as Milwaukee clearly sees him as a big part of their rotation in the near future.

    Jul 23 · Source via Brewers Aaron Ashby
  • Willy Adames Reaches 20 Homers

    Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Willy Adames hit his 20th homer of the season Friday night, reaching that plateau for the third time in his career. He appears well on his way to besting his career-high of 25 round-trippers, set in 2021. Adames went 1-for-6 in this contest with two runs scored. While he's enjoying a productive season with 50 runs scored, 52 RBI, and three steals, Adames has only managed a .219 batting average and .292 on-base percentage, which would represent career lows for him by a wide margin.

    Jul 23 · Source via Brewers Willy Adames
  • Hunter Renfroe Hits 14th Homer Friday

    Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Hunter Renfroe went deep Friday, hitting his 14th home run of the season off Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Robert Stephenson. Renfroe also singled in five at-bats, and he now has a five-game hitting streak going. His slash line this season is very close to his career numbers at .247/.299/.489, as he once again represents a low on-base, high slugging percentage fantasy option. Renfroe has 29 runs scored, 33 RBI, and one steal in 223 at-bats this year.

    Jul 23 · Source via Brewers Hunter Renfroe
  • Andrew McCutchen Homers, Reaches Three Times

    Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Andrew McCutchen reached base three times Friday, going 1-for-4 with two walks. The one hit was a two-run home run, McCutchen's 10th of the season. While he possesses a career-low .714 OPS at this point, McCutchen still continues to bat in the middle of the Brewers lineup, and he has accumulated 40 runs scored, 43 RBI, and six steals. While he's no longer a flashy pickup, he has plenty to offer fantasy managers in need of all-around production.

    Jul 23 · Source via Brewers Andrew McCutchen
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