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Jedd Gyorko: Embarks on managerial career
The newly formed MLB Draft League announced Monday that Gyorko accepted a managerial position with one of its six founding teams, the West Virginia Black Bears.
With the 32-year-old Gyorko having committed to instruct draft-eligible prospects this summer, he'll presumably close the curtains on an 11-year professional career. Gyorko spent the past eight of those seasons in MLB, seeing action with the Padres, Cardinals, Dodgers and Brewers. Over 847 career games, Gyorko slashed .245/.310/.424 with 121 home runs and 370 RBI.... See More ... See Less
Jedd Gyorko: Milwaukee declines 2021 option
The Brewers declined Gyorko's $4.5 million club option for 2021, freelance baseball writer Robert Murray reports.
The 32-year-old was a strong contributor for the Brewers during the shortened season, as he posted a career-best .837 OPS with nine home runs and 17 RBI in 43 games. Gyorko had most of his success against LHPs (1.048 OPS in 57 plate appearances) and struggled against RHPs with a .699 OPS and 32.1 percent strikeout rate (78 plate appearances). The veteran infielder seems likely to compete in a platoon during spring training, wherever he lands.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Jedd Gyorko: Drills ninth homer
Gyorko went 1-for-3 with a solo homer and a walk in Monday's loss to the Reds.
Gyorko gave Milwaukee a 1-0 lead with his homer off Luis Castillo in the fifth. The first baseman continues to enjoy a resurgent season in which he's belted nine long balls while hitting .274/.360/.579.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Jedd Gyorko: Clocks two-run shot
Gyorko went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer and a walk in a 3-2 loss against the Cardinals in Game 2 of Monday's doubleheader.
Gyorko broke a scoreless tie with his two-run blast in the fourth inning, giving him eight on the season. It was his third long ball of the month and he raised his season OPS to 1.004.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Jedd Gyorko: Blasts two homers
Gyorko went 2-for-5 with two solo homers and a walk during Wednesday's 19-0 win over the Tigers.
The 31-year-old went 0-for-3 with runners in scoring position -- including a GIDP with the bases loaded -- but he still came up with the two solo shots. Gyorko has a .293/.379/.672 slash line with seven homers, 12, runs and 12 RBI in 24 games.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Jedd Gyorko: Sitting again
Gyorko is not in the Brewers' lineup Sunday against Cleveland.
Gyorko will sit for the second consecutive game, as Jace Peterson will bat seventh and draw the start at first base. After Justin Smoak was designated for assignment, it appeared Gyorko would be in line for more at-bats. However, to this point, Peterson has seen an uptick in playing time instead, as has Daniel Vogelbach.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Jedd Gyorko: Not in Saturday's lineup
Gyorko will sit Saturday in Cleveland.
Gyorko could potentially be in line for more starts in Milwaukee now that Justin Smoak is no longer on the roster, though it may take some time to see how the situation shakes out. Jace Peterson starts at first base Saturday, with Daniel Vogelbach serving as the designated hitter.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Jedd Gyorko: Back from bereavement list
Gyorko was reinstated from the bereavement list Friday.
The 31-year-old was away from the team the past few days to attend to some personal issues, but he's back with the Brewers for the weekend series in Cleveland. Gyorko figures to see increased playing time at first base after Justin Smoak was designated for assignment Thursday, though Daniel Vogelbach -- who was claimed off waivers in a corresponding move-- could also factor into the mix.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Jedd Gyorko: Placed on bereavement list
Gyorko was placed on the bereavement list Tuesday.
Gyorko will be unavailable for several days while on the bereavement list, but he's expected to rejoin the team Friday, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Tyrone Taylor was recalled in a corresponding move to serve as depth.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Jedd Gyorko: Goes yard twice in win
Gyorko went 2-for-4 with a pair of solo home runs in Friday's 9-1 win over the Pirates.
Gyorko went deep off Pirates starter Derek Holland in the first inning, and then blasted his second homer of the game off reliever Nick Mears in the seventh. The big performance gave Gyorko five homers, nine RBI and seven runs scored through 43 plate appearances this season. He serves in a utility role in the infield, most recently splitting time with Justin Smoak at first base.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Jedd Gyorko: Plays hero Tuesday
Gyorko went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and a second run scored in Tuesday's 6-4 win over the Twins.
The veteran infielder got the start at first base in this one, and he wound up being the hero for Milwaukee after he lifted a Taylor Rogers fastball over the wall in center field in the eighth inning to complete the comeback from an early 4-1 deficit. Gyorko isn't seeing everyday at-bats but he's had fantasy value in deeper formats, posting a .286/.348/.619 slash line with two homers and five RBI through 10 games.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Jedd Gyorko: Smacks first homer of season
Gyorko went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run and an additional RBI in Thursday's win over the White Sox.
Gyorko started the season 2-for-12 in his first six games, but he went deep for the first time this season while also recording his first multi-hit effort of the campaign. He is now hitting .267 through his first 15 at-bats.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Jedd Gyorko: Secures roster spot
Gyorko will open the season on the Brewers' 30-man roster.
Gyorko was on track to land a roster spot before spring training was paused, and he ultimately ended up doing just that. He is in line to open the season in a third-base platoon with Eric Sogard and could see spot action at a couple other spots as well.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Jedd Gyorko: Remains on track for platoon role
Gyorko remains on track to open the season in a third-base platoon with Eric Sogard, according to Will Sammon of The Athletic.
Injuries limited Gyorko to 62 games last season and contributed to him finishing the campaign with a lowly .498 OPS. According to the report, "Gyorko said he is as healthy as he's been and feels like he has plenty left," and the Brewers will give him a chance to prove that, at least in some capacity. Gyorko possesses the defensive versatility the Brewers seek in their part-time players, but the club does have several other players capable of filling his role, so his hold on a roster spot will be somewhat tenuous.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 5-10, 200 lbs|
|Birthplace: Morgantown, WV|
|School: West Virginia|
|Bats/Throws: R, R|