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11/24/2014 | Brewers promote Guerrero to first-base coach

Rather than hire a new first-base coach, the Brewers are giving one of their existing coaches a promotion. General manager Doug Melvin said the role will be filled in 2015 by Mike Guerrero, a longtime Brewers Minor League instructor and manager who joined the big league staff as an extra coach last season.


11/24/2014 | 'Very busy' Sheffield on Hall of Fame ballot for first time

Gary Sheffield isn't about to sit back and think about his legacy in retirement. He's an agent, an analyst and a father, and he has a chance to enter Cooperstown in his first turn on the ballot.


11/21/2014 | Counsell takes himself out of running for Rays job

Former big league infielder Craig Counsell said he has removed himself from the running to be the next Tampa Bay Rays manager, in part because he's enjoying his role as a special assistant to the general manager for the Brewers.


11/20/2014 | Brewers add four prospects to 40-man roster

Taylor Jungmann was one of four players, with relievers David Goforth and Michael Strong and shortstop Yadiel Rivera, who were added to Milwaukee's roster ahead of the deadline to protect eligible players from next month's Rule 5 Draft.


11/19/2014 | Brewers face roster moves for Rule 5 eligible players

Former first-round Draft pick Taylor Jungmann, fellow Top 20 Brewers prospect David Goforth and shortstop Yadiel Rivera are among the farmhands who must be added to Milwaukee's 40-man roster Thursday or be exposed to claims by other clubs during next month's Winter Meetings.


11/19/2014 | NL Central projects to be most dominant division in 2015

As we speak, the most balanced, deepest and quite possibly toughest division in baseball is the National League Central. No other division can claim to have this much talent, established or youthful, spread throughout its five clubs.


11/17/2014 | Revitalized Chapman seeks renewal with Brewers

Jaye Chapman is a 27-year-old right-handed pitcher with two new hips and new life in organized baseball. Chapman and the Brewers finalized a Minor League contract on Monday that does not include an invitation to Major League camp, but it does offer an opportunity to start over after one season lost to double hip surgery and another spent re-establishing himself in an independent league.


11/15/2014 | Top performances, prospects from 2014 Fall League

The Arizona Fall League is known as baseball's finishing school because it has graduated a ton of talent to the Major Leagues since it began play in 1992. Here are the development highlights from the AFL's 23rd season for all 30 big league organizations.


11/14/2014 | Brewers say their roster is set for Spring Training

Most teams are just shifting into gear for the Hot Stove activity ahead. But not the Brewers. They're just about ready to head to Arizona. "We can play tomorrow,'' Brewers GM Doug Melvin said. "We've got a team that can play tomorrow. We've got [our lineup]. We've got six starting pitchers. We have some depth. We could play tomorrow if the season was starting.''


11/14/2014 | Speedy outfield prospect Wren acquired from Braves

The Brewers added to arguably the deepest area of their organization by acquiring another outfielder Friday, sending right-handed pitcher Zach Quintana to the Braves for Kyle Wren in a swap of Minor Leaguers not on the teams' 40-man rosters.


11/13/2014 | Fall League observations: Nolin looks sharp in AFL start

Nothing of consequence was on the line in the third game on Thursday, which ended in a 4-4 deadlock between the Glendale Desert Dogs and Mesa Solar Sox after 11 innings. But that contest did feature five innings of work from two of the most promising left-handers in the AFL, Mesa's Sean Nolin (Blue Jays) and Glendale's Wei-Chung Wang (Brewers).


11/13/2014 | Wang reports feeling OK after exiting AFL game

After throwing five innings for Glendale in Thursday's Arizona Fall League finale, Milwaukee's Wei-Chung Wang left the field and headed to the clubhouse accompanied by members of the training staff. The 22-year old insisted nothing was wrong.


11/13/2014 | Lucroy's fourth-place MVP finish best for Brewers catcher

Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy knew going into Thursday's announcement that he was not a finalist for the National League's MVP Award, but he did finish the night with a bit of franchise history.


11/12/2014 | Always innovating, Melvin open to new outfield alignments

Having been the first general manager to get his team to liberally use defensive infield shifts a decade ago isn't enough for Milwaukee's general manager Doug Melvin. He now wants to pioneer the four-man outfield. Not a matter of routine, of course -- but in the ninth inning, when teams protecting a slim lead enter their no-doubles defense, which now simply has corner infielders hugging the line.


11/12/2014 | Brewers to face UWM as part of Spring Training

The Brewers on Tuesday unveiled a 31-game Spring Training schedule that includes a first-ever exhibition against the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and six weekend home games at Maryvale Baseball Park leading up to the 47th season in franchise history.


11/12/2014 | Strange saga ends as Brewers release lefty Yan

The Brewers on Wednesday released a pitcher they referred to as Miguel Yan, a once-promising left-hander who had been club property for two years but never saw active duty.


11/7/2014 | Cano, Puig, Altuve head Japan All-Star Series roster

A collection of the game's top talent will represent Major League Baseball next week when the Japan All-Star Series begins on Tuesday, and the roster for the MLB team was revealed on Friday.


11/6/2014 | Rays release list of managerial candidates

The Rays announced on Thursday the preliminary candidates for their vacant managerial post: Dave Martinez, Charlie Montoyo, Manny Acta, Ron Wotus, Don Wakamatsu, Raul Ibanez, Craig Counsell and Kevin Cash.


11/4/2014 | Brewers' Wagner steps up in relief in Fall League

Glendale got out to an early lead and didn't look back, with Brewers No. 14 prospect Tyler Wagner stepping up in relief and throwing two perfect innings.


11/3/2014 | Lind caught off guard by trade to Brewers, but excited

Adam Lind was expecting the call, but when Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos reached out on Saturday morning, it was the nature of their conversation that caught the nine-year veteran completely off guard.


11/3/2014 | No margin for error in heavyweight NL Central

With the NL Central's last-place team having just hired one of the best managers in baseball, a division that was arguably already the most competitive in baseball is about to become even more stacked.


11/3/2014 | Aramis opts for another season with Brewers

Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez on Monday exercised his part of the mutual option in his contract for the 2015 season, solidifying his place with the club for next year.


11/3/2014 | Brewers name Montgomery as new scouting director

When the Brewers began searching for a new scouting director to replace Bruce Seid, who passed away suddenly on Sept. 2, they realized the best course of action might be to find someone familiar with the organization. They found that person in Ray Montgomery.


11/1/2014 | Brewers trade for Lind to fill void at first base

Last year, Brewers general manager Doug Melvin took a patient approach to the first-base market and watched all of his leading targets slip away. This year, he acted quickly, acquiring Adam Lind in a trade with the Blue Jays on Saturday, less than 72 hours after the final out of the World Series.