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2017 Schedule
53-48, 1st in NL Cent
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3hESPN.com

Brewers fall in Week 16 Power Rankings

The Brewers were up 5½ games in the NL Central at the All-Star break. They enter the new week with that lead officially blown.

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

The Brewers, who are trying desperately to turn things around, are actively exploring both starter and relief options. As ESPN's Buster Olney reported, they've also talked to Detroit about second baseman Ian Kinsler. But this appears to be more a case of Detroit trying to link Kinsler with reliever Justin Wilson and move a veteran salary. The Brewers would love to have Kinsler, but pitching is their main priority at the moment. Kinsler has a $10 million club option for 2018 with a $5 million buyout. If the Brewers were to assume that financial obligation, it could lessen the player package Detroit receives for Wilson.

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Williams puts Phillies on the board with 2-run HR (0:23)
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Shaw's HR just gets over the wall (0:34)

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Travis Shaw finished last year with 16 HR and 71 RBI (both career highs) in 145 games with the Red Sox. He has 22 HR and 70 RBI in 87 games in 2017.

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Braun adds to Brewers' lead with HR (0:25)
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Best defensive rookies: Manny Pina

After trading away elite defensive catchers over the last calendar year, one might expect the Brewers to be hurting at the position. Instead, it appears that Milwaukee is a catcher factory.

Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer 

The Brewers' decision to demote MLB whiff leader Keon Broxton reflects how ugly his slump had gotten: 3-for-50 in his last 18 games with a .295 OPS. He was striking out 38% of the time without being an asset on defense (-7 DRS). Changing to Brett Phillips now and maybe Lewis Brinson later (1.204 OPS in the last 28 days in Triple-A) should provide a boost down the stretch.

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Brewers activate Sogard, demote Broxton

The Milwaukee Brewers have activated infielder Eric Sogard from the 10-day disabled list and optioned slumping outfielder Keon Broxton to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

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Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Brewers manager Craig Counsell expects Ryan Braun to return Saturday from a sore wrist.

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Sogard to start rehab assignment on Wednesday

Milwaukee Brewers INF Eric Sogard (left ankle strain) will begin a rehab assignment at Class-A Wisconsin on Wednesday. The team also announced that the rehab assignment of RHP Brandon Woodruff has been transferred from Rookie Arizona to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

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Cubs' Bryant day-to-day with finger injury

Cubs third baseman and reigning National League MVP Kris Bryant left Wednesday's game in the first inning after hurting his finger sliding into third base. He is day-to-day with a pinkie sprain.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs4877th
Batting Average.25417th
On Base Percentage.32418th
Slugging Percentage.4446th
Earned Run Average4.1412th
Quality Starts41Tied-20th
WHIP1.3616th
BAA.25716th

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