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Injuries & Moves: Ortiz reinstated from IL, Capra optioned to Triple-A

July 12, 2024

July 12: INF Joey Ortiz reinstated from the 10-day injured list, INF Vinny Capra optioned to Triple-A Nashville Ortiz, who had been dealing with neck inflammation, had three plate appearances for the High-A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers on Thursday night. The 25-year-old is hitting .269 with 7 home runs and 28

Williams progressing, but taking it 'one day at a time'

July 7, 2024

LOS ANGELES -- Brewers closer Devin Williams' “one day at a time” approach to rehabbing his back injury will take him to the next big step on Tuesday, when he is scheduled to face hitters in live batting practice at American Family Field. After that, he’ll be ready for a

Brewers rookie Gasser opts for season-ending TJ surgery

June 20, 2024

SAN DIEGO -- Reluctantly, Brewers pitching prospect Robert Gasser is pulling the plug on his promising debut season with an eye toward being healthy by this time next year. The 25-year-old left-hander, rated Milwaukee’s No. 4 prospect by MLB Pipeline, has elected to undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery after getting

While Gasser seeks opinions on elbow, another top prospect set for MLB debut

June 10, 2024

MILWAUKEE -- As one Brewers pitching prospect faces the possibility that his promising rookie season may be over, another is on the way up for a team thriving with a patchwork starting rotation. Colin Rea delivered seven innings of one-run ball and Willy Adames homered as part of a two-RBI

Quero honored with Minors Gold Glove Award

June 1, 2024

MILWAUKEE -- One of baseball's top-catching prospects took a break from rehabbing in the Arizona heat for a reminder of why he's working so hard to come back from shoulder surgery. Jeferson Quero, MLB Pipeline's No. 2 Brewers prospect and No. 25 overall, was at American Family Field and was

Ross (back) placed on IL as Crew's rotation takes another hit

May 21, 2024

MIAMI -- It wasn’t exactly the birthday present Joe Ross expected -- or one he ever wanted. Less than 24 hours after Ross exited after just one inning (15 pitches) due to a low back strain, the Brewers placed the right-hander on the 15-day injured list. To help fill the

Hoskins (strained right hamstring) headed to IL

Bauers' grand slam proves he could provide power should star 1B miss time
May 15, 2024

MILWAUKEE -- Rhys Hoskins left the Brewers' 8-6 loss to the Pirates Monday with a member of Milwaukee’s athletic training staff by his side, the first setback for the Milwaukee slugger after a promising return to action this season. Hoskins tweaked his right hamstring and underwent an MRI scan on

Surgeon 'super happy' with Miley's hybrid elbow procedure

May 8, 2024

KANSAS CITY -- Even after repairing more than 3,000 elbows, many of them belonging to the most valuable arms in the world, Dr. Timothy Kremchek isn’t in the business of publicly discussing his work. For Brewers pitcher Wade Miley, an exception was in order. Miley, 37, underwent a hybrid procedure

Miley needs Tommy John surgery, but determined to return in '25

April 29, 2024

MILWAUKEE -- At 37 years old and in his 14th season in the big leagues, Wade Miley is about to experience a first he’d hoped to avoid -- and one that he knows could end his career. “My first time going under the knife,” Miley said. The left-hander has a

Brewers' pitching plans further unsettled as more injuries hit

April 22, 2024

PITTSBURGH -- The Brewers have been tested by injuries early this season. They seem to keep compounding, but so far, the team has kept pounding away and winning games. Now, their four-game win streak has come to an end with a 4-2 defeat at the hands of the Pirates on

Junis taken to hospital after being hit by ball in BP

April 22, 2024

PITTSBURGH -- Brewers pitcher Jakob Junis was struck by a ball during batting practice at PNC Park before Monday’s series opener against the Pirates, and had to be taken by an ambulance to a hospital. While the Pirates were taking swings on the field, one of the fly balls hit

As Hall lands on IL, Rea & Co. step up to finish St. Louis sweep

April 21, 2024

ST. LOUIS -- An injury-thinned Brewers starting rotation got even thinner Sunday when 25-year-old starter DL Hall landed on the 15-day injured list with a sprained left knee. But the season doesn’t stop just because a team is short of pitching. So the Brewers kept on playing -- and winning.

Yelich placed on injured list with low back strain

April 17, 2024

MILWAUKEE -- Christian Yelich's hot start to the 2024 season is on hold for a familiar reason. The Brewers placed their star outfielder on the 10-day injured list on Tuesday with a low back strain, a move that came as little surprise after Yelich was absent from the lineup for

Another arm down: Miley hit by comebacker, exits after 3 innings

April 17, 2024

MILWAUKEE – At 3:45 p.m. CT on Tuesday, Wade Miley had a guitar in his lap and was strumming along with a country song in the clubhouse. By 6:45 p.m. or so, five minutes after throwing his first pitch against the Padres, he was hurting. A 107.7 mph comebacker off

Yelich exits with back soreness with next steps unclear

April 13, 2024

BALTIMORE -- Christian Yelich’s hottest start in years is a big reason the Brewers are clicking on all cylinders right now, having scored seven or more runs in five straight games for the first time since 2011. But now they may have to do it without Yelich for some time.

Mitchell (fractured bone in left hand) out at least a month

March 25, 2024

PHOENIX -- For the second time in as many seasons, Garrett Mitchell will deal with a season-shortening injury. Mitchell was diagnosed with a fractured bone in his left hand Monday, manager Pat Murphy said, and is expected to miss at least a month, perhaps two. Mitchell, the likely starting center

Miley playing it smart after injury-slowed spring

March 23, 2024

MESA, Ariz. -- Wade Miley will open the season on the injured list. Given the circumstances, he is just fine with it. “I’m better when I am healthy,” Miley said. “It’s been proven. I’ve tried to pitch through things and that doesn’t always go well. So I think [the] most

Crew's pitching staff takes another hit with Miley sidelined

March 21, 2024

PHOENIX -- The Brewers’ pitching staff took another hit on Thursday, when left-hander Wade Miley was scratched from his first scheduled Cactus League start against San Francisco.

  • Giants 7, Brewers 6 Miley was held out because of groin soreness, and while the injury is not believed to be serious,

Brewers will build Williams up slowly from lingering back injury

March 15, 2024

PHOENIX -- Brewers closer Devin Williams could tell his lingering back issue had returned on the first day of Spring Training, when all he did was play catch and lift. “I had a big flare-up,” Williams said. “It completely locked up the first day I got here.” So when spine

How will Brewers structure the bullpen without Williams?

March 14, 2024

PHOENIX -- The Brewers will open their season two weeks from Thursday in New York without their closer Devin Williams, who has been shut down due to a back injury.

Closer Devin Williams likely out 3 months with stress fractures in back (report)

March 13, 2024

Brewers closer Devin Williams has two stress fractures in his back and is expected to miss around three months, according to a report from ESPN's Jeff Passan. The club has not confirmed the news. Williams, a two-time All-Star, was scheduled to see a back specialist on Wednesday after feeling persistent

All-Star closer Williams set to get second opinion on ailing back

March 10, 2024

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Milwaukee’s two-time All-Star closer Devin Williams is scheduled to see a back specialist on Wednesday after feeling persistent discomfort in his lower back this spring, manager Pat Murphy said Sunday. “He has some back stiffness,” Murphy said. “He’s dealt with it for a couple of weeks. It

Woodruff has right shoulder surgery; next season in doubt

October 13, 2023

MILWAUKEE -- Brewers right-hander Brandon Woodruff underwent surgery on Friday to repair the anterior capsule in his right shoulder. He is expected to miss most, if not all, of next season, according to the club, raising the real possibility that the 30-year-old has thrown his final pitch for Milwaukee. “Brandon

Woodruff (shoulder) out for NL Wild Card Series

October 3, 2023

MILWAUKEE -- Brandon Woodruff covered his face when the tears came. This was not the way a promising postseason was supposed to begin for the Brewers. Milwaukee's vaunted pitching staff took a massive hit on Monday, as it was revealed that Woodruff has a right shoulder injury and will not

Wilson's return ruined by 'heart-wrenching' injury

Set to play key bullpen role after Tommy John surgery, LHP will instead land back on IL
July 29, 2023

ATLANTA -- Baseball can be cruel sometimes, and it’s not just having to handle the relentless Braves lineup inning after inning. The Brewers suffered a potentially impactful and particularly heartbreaking injury on Friday amid a 10-7 loss to the Braves, when veteran left-hander Justin Wilson, a 35-year-old veteran of 11