Player News - Brewers

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Jonathan Villar is absent from the Brewers' starting lineup for Saturday's showdown against the Mets.

it looks to be just a routine day of rest for the speedy second baseman. Hernan Perez will start in his place at second base while Tyler Saladino starts at shortstop against Mets' left-hander Jason Vargas.
May 26 - 12:46 PM

Junior Guerra gave up two runs over six innings Friday in a no-decision against the Mets.

Guerra surrendered a solo homer to Amed Rosario in the third inning and another solo shot to Michael Conforto one inning later. He fanned three and walked none, so he was much more efficient that his last start against the Twins. Guerra has been a nice surprise for the Brewers this season, posting a 2.98 ERA over nine starts. He’s allowed two earned runs or fewer in seven of them, so he's been a useful matchup play in fantasy leagues. Up next is an NL Central showdown with the Cardinals.
May 26 - 1:44 AM

Corey Knebel gave up one run over two-thirds of an inning and blew a save Friday against the Mets.

Knebel retired the first two batters he faced but he then issued back-to-back walks to Michael Conforto and Devin Mesoraco before Jose Bautista tied the game with a single. The Brewers’ closer then walked Luis Guillorme — his third walk of the inning — before Jeremy Jeffress escaped the frame by inducing a grounder from Amed Rosario. The Brewers would go on to win the game in 10 innings. Knebel had his issues with walks last year, but he actually came into Friday’s appearance with just two walks in 8 2/3 innings this season. Perhaps the bigger concern is that Knebel just isn’t missing as many bats as he did last year.
May 26 - 1:43 AM

Travis Shaw drew a walk-off walk in the 10th inning to secure a 4-3 win over the Mets on Friday.

Mets reliever A.J. Ramos couldn’t find the strike zone, so he made things easy for him. The walk was the exclamation point on a great night at the plate for Shaw. The Brewers’ third baseman finished 3-for-4, including a solo homer in the second inning and an RBI single in the third. He also doubled in the game. Shaw has amassed three homers and eight RBI over his last three games. Surpassing 30 homers and 100 RBI again doesn’t feel like a stretch here.
May 26 - 1:42 AM

Brewers RHP prospect Freddy Peralta struck out eight in five shutout innings for Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Peralta scattered three hits, but he did have three walks. Peralta showed off his impressive stuff in two starts with the Brewers earlier in May, but he also showed that he doesn't always know where it's going. If the command can be even average, he's a starter long-term. If not, the bullpen could be an effective role for the right-hander.
May 25 - 2:29 PM

Brewers recalled RHP Adrian Houser from Double-A Biloxi.

Houser tossed two scoreless innings in his major league debut last month. He'll give the Brewers some length in the bullpen.
May 25 - 12:50 PM

Brewers recalled INF Eric Sogard from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Sogard has batted just .100/.194/.150 over 68 plate appearances this season with Milwaukee. He should see a good number of starts at shortstop and second base.
May 25 - 12:49 PM

Brewers optioned RHP Jorge Lopez to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Lopez allowed one run over two relief innings Thursday in his last appearance with the Brewers. Adrian Houser has replaced him in the bullpen.
May 25 - 12:48 PM

Brewers optioned SS Orlando Arcia to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Arcia has given the Brew Crew stellar defense this season, but he's batted just .194/.233/.273 and the team has decided to let him work on his offense in the minors for a while. Milwaukee figures to use some combination of Tyler Saladino, Eric Sogard and Hernan Perez will handle shortstop for the Brewers.
May 25 - 12:45 PM

Brewers acquired C Erik Kratz from the Yankees for a player to be named later or cash, purchased his contract from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

The Brewers have decided they'd rather have Kratz as their backup catcher than Jett Bandy, who was designated for assignment. Kratz, who turns 38 in a few weeks, is a career .203/.250/.366 hitter over parts of eight major league seasons.
May 25 - 12:44 PM

Brewers designated C Jett Bandy for assignment.

The Brewers have traded for Erik Kratz and he'll now be Manny Pina's backup. Bandy is hitting just .188/.268/.266 this season.
May 25 - 12:41 PM

Ryan Braun (back) went 1-for-4 with a single in his return Thursday against the Mets.

Braun missed 10 days with middle back tightness and was activated in time for Thursday's contest. He didn't do much, but neither did his teammates as they were shut out by Steven Matz and company. With first baseman Jesus Aguilar mashing and Christian Yelich and Lorenzo Cain locked into two of the outfield spots, it looks like Braun and Domingo Santana will share time in the other corner outfield spot until one or the other takes hold of the job, or the situation is worked out by a trade or injury. That's not ideal for any of the parties involved, or their respective fantasy owners, and it's a situation to monitor closely.
May 25 - 12:03 AM

Zach Davies allowed four runs on six hits over four innings against the Mets in his return to the rotation Thursday.

Davies gave up six hits and walked two in his first start in close to a month. The right-hander fell to 2-4 with a 4.74 ERA and 1.34 WHIP with the loss. He's never going to be one to strike out a ton of batters or fire seven scoreless innings, but Davies has been serviceable for the Brewers and should be better than he was Thursday. That said, it's still not much to look at for fantasy purposes, and a start against the Cardinals on Tuesday doesn't offer much streaming appeal, either.
May 24 - 11:49 PM

Travis Shaw is not in the Brewers' lineup Thursday against the Mets.

He's getting the night off against left-hander Steven Matz. Utility man Hernan Perez will fill in at third base and bat fifth. Shaw leads the Brewers in both home runs (12) and RBI (31) despite a sluggish .243 batting average.
May 24 - 4:36 PM

Brewers activated OF Ryan Braun from the 10-day disabled list.

Braun was out the minimum 10 days with middle back tightness. He'll man left field and bat third Thursday against the Mets. Braun is 1-for-5 with a homer and three RBI in his career against tonight's starter, left-hander Steven Matz.
May 24 - 4:35 PM


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