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No. 1 prospect Mitchell sidelined with injury

May 7, 2021

After a promising professional debut, Garrett Mitchell, the Brewers' top prospect, will be sidelined at least through the weekend with a muscle strain behind his left knee that the organization does not believe will prove a significant setback. Mitchell strained the popliteus muscle in his leg while running through the

5 prospects ready to impact NL Central

May 6, 2021

Every team would love to have the next Randy Arozarena, who parlayed a second-half stint with the Rays in 2020 into postseason stardom. Which National League Central prospects have the best chance to seize their own opportunities as the ’21 campaign grinds on? Here’s a look at some of the

Cain, Yelich reinstated; Hiura optioned

May 4, 2021

Christian Yelich and Lorenzo Cain are back in the lineup and Keston Hiura is out. At least for now. It was another busy day of roster moves for baseball’s most banged-up division leaders, as the Brewers reinstated Yelich (back) and Cain (left quad) from the 10-day injured list and saw

Narváez joins crowded IL; Feliciano promoted

May 2, 2021

MILWAUKEE -- The Brewers promoted 22-year-old Mario Feliciano, their No. 5 prospect per MLB Pipeline, to the Major Leagues on Saturday and brought back No. 17 prospect Patrick Weigel, while adding catcher Omar Narváez and right-hander Eric Yardley to an overloaded injured list.

Fun facts for every Low-A East team

Explore a sprawling league that includes Augusta, Zebulon and plenty in-between
@BensBiz
April 26, 2021

After undergoing a substantial reorganization, Minor League Baseball is embarking upon a new era in 2021. There are now 120 teams competing in 11 newly named leagues, comprising four levels of play (Triple-A, Double-A, High-A and Low-A). This is the ninth in a series of league-by-league articles, highlighting one unique

Ray makes long-awaited debut in hometown

Prospect grew up on South Side, keys win at Wrigley
April 24, 2021

Corey Ray found out just before the national anthem. Judging from his text messages, he was one of the last to know. The Brewers added the Chicago native and former first-round Draft pick to the active roster moments before Saturday’s first pitch, and Ray not only made his Major League

Brewers Minor League Spring Training report

@SamDykstraMiLB
April 20, 2021

Garrett Mitchell needs little introduction around Minor League camp these days. Few first-rounders do. The former UCLA star was taken 20th overall by the Brewers last year because of his 70-grade speed, plus defensive ability when it comes to his glove and arm in the outfield and promising overall hit

Fun facts for all 12 High-A Central teams

A dozen teams, six states and plenty of interesting nuggets from America's heartland
@BensBiz
April 14, 2021

After undergoing a substantial reorganization, Minor League Baseball is embarking upon a new era in 2021. There are now 120 teams competing in 11 newly named leagues, comprising four levels of play (Triple-A, Double-A, High-A and Low-A). This is the sixth in a series of league-by-league articles, highlighting one unique

Fun facts for all eight Double-A South teams

Venture to a world where Michael Jordan, space mammals and Crabzilla live in harmony
@BensBiz
April 12, 2021

After undergoing a substantial reorganization, Minor League Baseball is embarking upon a new era in 2021. There are now 120 teams competing in 11 newly named leagues, comprising four levels of play (Triple-A, Double-A, High-A and Low-A). This is the fifth in a series of league-by-league articles, highlighting one unique

Brewers net 2 promising RHPs for Arcia

April 6, 2021

MILWAUKEE -- After moving to third base this spring, Orlando Arcia is moving to Atlanta. Sealing the fact that Luis Urías is now the primary shortstop in Milwaukee, the Brewers traded Arcia to the Braves on Tuesday for a pair of Major League-ready right-handers, Chad Sobotka and Patrick Weigel. The

Topa to miss part of '21 with right flexor strain

Rasmussen makes the Opening Day roster; No defined SS/3B roles
March 29, 2021

Brewers reliever Justin Topa has been diagnosed with a flexor tendon strain in his right elbow, and the club believes he could miss at least half of the 2021 season. Considering Topa’s history, however, the news could have been worse. Topa has already endured two Tommy John surgeries in his

One fun fact for all 20 Triple-A East teams

From nachos to noodles to nuns, a celebration of Minor League Baseball's largest circuit
@BensBiz
March 29, 2021

After undergoing a substantial reorganization, Minor League Baseball is embarking upon a new era in 2021. There are now 120 teams competing in 11 newly-named leagues, comprising four levels of play (Triple-A, Double-A, High-A and Low-A). This is the first in a series of league-by-league articles, highlighting one unique fact

Mitchell on Draft snub: 'I know the teams'

March 27, 2021

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- It worked for Aaron Rodgers. Will playing with a chip on his shoulder similarly benefit top Brewers prospect Garrett Mitchell? Like Rodgers, who went 24th overall to the Green Bay Packers in the 2005 NFL Draft, Mitchell fell to the Brewers at No. 20 overall in the

Brewers' duo rises from second TJ surgery

Rasmussen, Topa thriving with Crew -- long after Capuano's rare success story
March 24, 2021

PHOENIX -- Five Brewers pitchers were standing in a cluster during the first week of March when someone remarked they had four Tommy John surgeries among them. And yet, there were only two elbow scars. All four surgeries belonged Drew Rasmussen and Justin Topa, the 100-mph-throwing Brewers relievers whose eye-popping

Brewers prospect Kelly recovering from TOS

March 21, 2021

PHOENIX -- The development was noted in the Minor League section of the Brewers media guide under Antoine Kelly's name. Underwent pectoralis minor release surgery and a first rib resection surgery on Nov. 5, performed by Dr. Gregory Pearl. Translation: Kelly, the 21-year-old power left-hander who recently ranked No. 6

Inbox: Prospects in the wings? Cain update?

March 17, 2021

Which (if any) of the Brewers top prospects do you think will make their MLB debut this year? -- @sethkok on Twitter MLB Pipeline unveiled its preseason Brewers Top 30 on Monday with a trio of hitters at the top -- Garrett Mitchell, Brice Turang and Hedbert Perez. But it’s

'It's a blessing': How Pérez grew up in 2020

March 15, 2021

PHOENIX -- Brewers outfield prospect Hedbert Pérez was in the Dominican Republic last March, 16 years old and ready to board a flight to Phoenix for his first Spring Training since signing with the Brewers the summer before. Then the coronavirus pandemic struck, and plans changed. Pérez was stuck. He

Here are the Brewers' 2021 Top 30 Prospects

March 15, 2021

PHOENIX -- The Brewers are on the rise again after a couple of years near the bottom of MLB Pipeline’s system rankings, and they’re eager for a Minor League season to show it. “I think without a season in 2020, there’s this excitement to get these guys out on the

Notes: Mitchell goes yard; Suter avoids injury

March 13, 2021

PHOENIX -- Garrett Mitchell still has not played a Minor League game, but he keeps hitting and hitting and hitting in the Cactus League. The Brewers’ first-round pick in the 2020 MLB Draft added two more hits and a walk to his spring ledger in Saturday’s 4-4 tie with the

Longest HR ever is not one you think

In June 1987, this Minor League slugger hit one to the moon
@MattMonagan
March 2, 2021

Go ahead and think about it: What's the longest home run in baseball history? What's the first tater-shattering, gravity-defying, ear-splitting blast that comes to your mind? Maybe it's the Sultan of Swat, the King of Crash. Babe Ruth had a bunch of moonshots over his baseball-wrecking career. Some ended up

Notes: Mitchell's spring debut; Piña swats HR

March 1, 2021

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- After a summer at home and a fall instructional league that was limited to four games by a minor quadriceps injury, Garrett Mitchell, the Brewers' first-round pick in the 2020 MLB Draft, finally found his way into a box score on Monday. Mitchell played three innings in

After COVID battle in '20, Ashby ready for '21

Brewers prospect struck out side in scoreless inning in Sunday's spring opener
March 1, 2021

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Brewers pitching prospect Aaron Ashby remembers the date: July 4, 2020. It was one of the last days he really enjoyed a meal. Ashby, the 22-year-old nephew of former Padres All-Star Andy Ashby and Milwaukee's No. 6 prospect per MLB Pipeline, contracted COVID-19 last summer. He’d gone

Top prospect Mitchell hyped to play again

February 26, 2021

PHOENIX -- Finally, Garrett Mitchell gets to play ball. Mitchell, the Brewers’ first-round pick in last year’s Draft, has played all of four games in the fall instructional league games since his junior season at UCLA was wiped out in early March by the coronavirus pandemic. Since then, he’s signed

Young Brewers getting taste of MLB camp

February 22, 2021

Outfield prospect Hedbert Perez and pitching prospect Antoine Kelly, two of the fastest risers in the Brewers’ player-development system, are among the 15 players getting a taste of big league Spring Training despite not having a spot on the camp roster. Instead they are part of a Minor League mini-camp

Top prospect Mitchell among 18 camp invites

February 3, 2021

MILWAUKEE -- Top-ranked Brewers prospect Garrett Mitchell headlines a list of 18 non-roster invitees to the team’s Major League Spring Training camp, scheduled to begin with pitchers and catchers set to report to American Family Fields of Phoenix on Feb. 18. "We've been preparing for an on-time arrival in Spring