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Brewers' Jandel Gustave: Reaches deal with Brewers
Gustave signed a one-year, $675,000 split contract with the Brewers on Tuesday, Robert Murray of FanSided.com reports.
Gustave pitched in 14 games for Milwaukee last season and had a 3.44 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 13:5 K:BB over 18.1 innings. It's a split deal, so figures to end up in the minors at some point in 2022.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Rowdy Tellez: Inks one-year deal
Tellez agreed to a one-year, $1.94 million contract with the Brewers to avoid arbitration Tuesday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
Tellez struggled to begin the season in Toronto but turned things around after being shipped to Milwaukee, where he hit .272/.333/.481 with seven home runs, 28 RBI and 22 runs in 174 plate appearances. The 26-year-old should enter spring training as the favorite to start at first base, barring any offseason additions.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Rex Brothers: Gets camp invite from Brewers
Brothers signed a minor-league deal with the Brewers on Tuesday which includes an invitation to spring training.
Brothers spent last season with the Cubs and struggled to a 5.26 ERA in 53 innings, with his 14.8 percent walk rate offsetting a 31.8 percent strikeout rate. The veteran lefty may not have much left in the tank heading into his age-34 season, but it won't cost the Brewers much to find out.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Jace Peterson: Avoids arbitration
Peterson signed a one-year deal with the Brewers on Tuesday, avoiding arbitration.
The terms of the deal have yet to be disclosed. Peterson proved to be a useful bench piece for Milwaukee last season, hitting .247/.348/.367 (good for a roughly average 97 wRC+) in 94 games while appearing everywhere except catcher and center field.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Brett Sullivan: Signs with Brewers
Sullivan agreed to a one-year, major-league contract with the Brewers on Monday, Robert Murray of FanSided.com reports.
The news of a major-league deal comes as something of a surprise, as Sullivan is a 27-year-old with zero major-league experience. He wasn't particularly good at the Triple-A level last season, either, hitting .223/.302/.375 across 90 games, but the Brewers evidently feel he adds something as an extra catcher who can also provide cover at the infield and outfield corners.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' J.C. Mejia: Moves to Milwaukee
Mejia was traded from the Guardians to the Brewers in exchange for cash or a player to be named later Monday, Will Sammon of The Athletic reports.
Mejia struggled to an 8.25 ERA in 52.1 innings as a swingman in his MLB debut last season. His underlying numbers suggest he didn't deserve a number nearly that bad, but even his comparatively optimistic 4.71 xFIP doesn't provide much reason to get excited. He generated an above-average 47.9 percent groundball rate, something he'd done throughout the minors, but both his 19.7 percent strikeout rate and 10.1 percent walk rate were poor. Still just 25 years old, he has time to improve, but he needs some major improvements to become a notable name.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Pedro Severino: Signs with Milwaukee
Severino signed a one-year, $1.9 million contract with the Brewers on Sunday, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.
Severino appeared in a career-high 113 games with the Orioles in 2021 but elected free agency in early November after he was outrighted to Triple-A. He'll land a major-league contract with Milwaukee after he slashed .248/.308/.383 with 11 home runs, 46 RBI and 32 runs last year. The 28-year-old should serve as the primary backup to Omar Narvaez after Manny Pina signed with Atlanta.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Mark Mathias: Outrighted off roster
Mathias (shoulder) was outrighted to Triple-A Nashville on Friday.
Mathias missed all of last season due to a shoulder injury which eventually required surgery. His positional versatility could offer him a path back to the roster in a bench role next season, but he's a 27-year-old with just 16 major-league games under his belt and unexciting numbers in the upper minors, so it's no surprise to see him pass through waivers.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Trevor Kelley: Links up with Milwaukee
Kelley signed a minor-league deal with the Brewers on Wednesday that includes an invitation to spring training, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Kelley began 2021 with the Cubs but was cut in April before latching on with Atlanta. He made 37 appearances at Triple-A Gwinnett and pitched well with a 1.52 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 46:18 K:BB across 41.1 innings.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Jonathan Davis: Joining Brewers
Davis signed a minor-league contract with the Brewers on Wednesday that includes an invite to spring training, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Davis appeared in 64 big-league games between the Yankees and Blue Jays in 2021, and he hit .126/.252/.172 in 103 plate appearances. He'll have an outside chance at a roster spot with a strong showing in spring training.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Corbin Burnes: Secures NL Cy Young Award
Burnes was announced as the winner of the 2021 National League Cy Young Award on Wednesday, the Baseball Writers' Association of America reports.
Burnes and Zack Wheeler each received 12 first-place votes, but Burnes pulled ahead with 14 second-place votes compared to Wheeler's nine. Burnes led the majors with a 2.43 ERA and also had a 0.94 WHIP and 234:34 K:BB over 167 innings. The right-hander will enter spring training as Milwaukee's ace for the foreseeable future.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Mike Brosseau: Traded to Brewers
Brosseau was traded from the Rays to the Brewers in exchange for right-hander Evan Reifert on Saturday.
Brosseau appeared in 57 major-league games for Tampa Bay last year and slashed .187/.266/.347 with five homers, 21 runs and 18 RBI. He'll likely compete for a spot on the Brewers' active roster this spring.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Andruw Monasterio: Signs with Brewers
Monasterio signed a minor-league contract with the Brewers on Wednesday, Will Sammon of The Athletic reports.
Monasterio spent time with Double-A Akron and Triple-A Columbus during the 2021 campaign and slashed .287/.371/.441 with eight homers, 72 runs and 61 RBI across 107 games. He'll serve as a non-roster invitee during spring training in 2022.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Eric Yardley: Outrighted to Triple-A
Yardley was outrighted to Triple-A Nashville on Friday, Will Sammon of The Athletic reports.
Yardley was a key bullpen piece for Milwaukee in 2020 with a 1.54 ERA in 24 appearances, but he struggled this season with a 6.75 ERA. The 31-year-old spent most of 2021 at Triple-A and won't be on the Brewers' 40-man roster during the offseason.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Jackie Bradley: Staying in Milwaukee
Bradley will exercise his $9.5 million player option with the Brewers for the 2022 season, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
It's hardly a surprise, as Bradley endured the worst offensive season of his career with a .163/.236/.261 slash line and 30.8 percent strikeout rate in 134 games. The 31-year-old remains one of the best defensive center fielders in baseball, but he'll need a significant rebound at the plate in 2022 in order to maintain a regular role in the Milwaukee outfield with Christian Yelich, Lorenzo Cain and Tyrone Taylor still under contract.... See More ... See Less