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2018 Schedule
96-67, 1st in NL Cent
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2d

Nelson's 1-year deal with Brewers worth $3.7M

Right-hander Jimmy Nelson agreed to a $3.7 million, one-year contract with the Milwaukee Brewers after missing all of the 2018 while recovering from surgery on his pitching shoulder.

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3d

Brewers acquire reliever Claudio from Rangers

Alex Claudio, who is eligible for salary arbitration after going 4-2 with a 4.48 ERA and one save in 65 appearances for the Rangers last season, was traded to the Brewers.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

Thursday at the winter meetings is usually more about flights out of town than trades, but we've now had two this morning in Vegas as reliever Alex Claudio heads to the Brewers from the Rangers. Claudio struggled for most of 2018, but finished the season strong with a 1.80 ERA over his last 11 appearances.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Via agent Scott Boras, it doesn't sound like Harper, or interested teams, want a shorter term deal for the free agent: "Owners are really after his legacy, they're after building a brand around him, a team around him. I just don't think there is an appetite from ownership for those types of things. And everyone that wants Bryce wants to make sure he's going to be there a long time."

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16d

Schoop set free as Brewers GM cops to 'bad deal'

After hitting .202 with four homers and 21 RBIs in 46 games after the Brewers traded for him, the team made Jonathan Schoop a free agent by failing to offer a contract for 2019.

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18dDavid Schoenfield

Way-too-early 2019-20 MLB free-agent rankings

While this winter's crop searches for new homes, we look ahead to the big decisions that loom for some of the game's top stars -- Nolan Arenado, Chris Sale, Paul Goldschmidt and Gerrit Cole among them.

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19d

Players vote Granderson Man of Year for 3rd time

Outfielder Curtis Granderson was voted Marvin Miller Man of the Year for the third time as part of the players' association's Players Choice Awards. Boston's J.D. Martinez was voted Player of the Year, with Mookie Betts and Christian Yelich also honored.

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25dDavid Schoenfield

The top offseason priority for all 30 MLB teams

Your favorite team probably isn't going to get Bryce Harper or Manny Machado. But another move -- maybe for a top pitcher -- could make all the difference this winter.

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31dBradford Doolittle

Hot 2nd half propels Brewers' Yelich to NL MVP

Brewers slugger Christian Yelich topped fellow finalists Nolan Arenado of the Rockies and Javier Baez of the Cubs for the National League MVP award Thursday.

Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer 

Traded to Milwaukee last winter, Christian Yelich helped bring the Brewers to the postseason with an NL Central title in his first 30-homer season and the NL batting title. Now voters have rewarded his breakout season with the NL MVP award, giving him 29 of 30 first-place votes.

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38d

25 players eligible for MLB arbitration as super 2s

Cincinnati outfielder Scott Schebler and Texas pitcher Matt Bush just missed the cutoff for salary arbitration eligibility, while Chicago Cubs pitcher Carl Edwards Jr. and Toronto pitcher Joe Biagini earned the final spots.

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Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average3.735th
Quality Starts914th
WHIP1.248th
BAA.2335th
Runs75412th
Batting Average.25212th
On Base Percentage.32312th
Slugging Percentage.4249th