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  1. I think the Tigers have solved their shortstop problem

    Jun 14, 2014, 9:24 PM EDT

    Eugenio Suarez

    In eight games, Eugenio Suarez is hitting .400/.500/1.000.

  2. Inside Ned Yost’s head on odd use of closer Greg Holland

    Apr 27, 2014, 8:45 PM EDT

    Kansas City Royals v Houston Astros

    Ned Yost said he’d never use closer Greg Holland in a tie game on the road again. But he did use Holland to protect a seven-run lead on Sunday.

  3. Tigers release shortstop Alex Gonzalez

    Apr 20, 2014, 12:14 PM EDT

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    The Tigers acquired Alex Gonzalez from the Orioles in late March after losing Jose Iglesias for the year and the veteran shortstop smacked a walkoff RBI single for Detroit on Opening Day. But he managed just three hits in 28 plate appearances after that and was officially released from the 25-man roster on Sunday.

  4. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 1, 2014, 5:50 AM EDT

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    Does winning on Opening Day mean anything? I dunno, ask Oakland and Seattle.

  5. 2014 Preview: Detroit Tigers

    Mar 28, 2014, 10:21 PM EDT

    Brad Ausmus

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Detroit Tigers. The Big Question: Are the Tigers still the clear favorites in the AL Central? Detroit has won…

  6. The Tigers acquire Alex Gonzalez from the Orioles for Steve Lombardozzi

    Mar 24, 2014, 9:24 AM EDT

    Alex Gonzalez

    This is interesting. I mean, beyond that it shows that, yes, Alex Gonzalez is still playing baseball: Orioles have traded Alex Gonzalez to the Detroit Tigers — Dan Connolly (@danconnollysun) March 24, 2014   What’s more, Connolly reports that the Tigers traded utilityman Steve Lombardozzi for him. Which is kinda nuts considering Lombardozzi was a…

  7. Buster Olney doesn’t think Vizquel, Tejada, Nomar were shortstops

    Feb 24, 2014, 6:00 PM EDT

    Buster Olney

    Let the record show that I gave fair warning: I thought Buster Olney might adjust his lists from Monday’s ESPN Insider column after being presented with the glaring omissions. Alas, I was ignored. The bulk of Olney’s column today was designed to point out how totally not overrated Derek Jeter is. He dives into the…

  8. 2013 MLB Draft: Picks 21-33 – Yankees make their three first-round picks

    Jun 6, 2013, 10:45 PM EDT

    Notre Dame Cal Poly Baseball

    Rays selected catcher Nick Ciuffo with the 21st pick in the 2013 draft. The second high school catcher to go, Ciuffo has a promising left-handed bat with quite a bit of power potential. He’s still rather raw behind the plate, but he has a good arm and the tools to turn into an adept catcher…

  9. Brewers acquire Juan Francisco from Braves, call up Scooter Gennett

    Jun 3, 2013, 12:16 PM EDT

    Royals Braves Basaeball

    Atlanta designated Juan Francisco for assignment last week and today the Braves traded him to the Brewers for minor leaguer Thomas Keeling. Milwaukee also called up second baseman Scooter Gennett from Triple-A. Francisco has been exclusively a third baseman in the majors, but given how awful the Brewers’ production has been at first base he…

  10. Corey Hart is “pretty close” to beginning rehab assignment

    May 29, 2013, 1:16 PM EDT

    Corey Hart Getty

    Milwaukee first basemen have hit .188 with four homers and a .521 OPS this season, which is what happens when you primarily use light-hitting middle infielders like Alex Gonzalez and Yuniesky Betancourt there, but help is on the way. Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports that Corey Hart, who’s been sidelined all season following January knee…

  11. Corey Hart won’t be ready to return when eligible May 30

    May 21, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

    Corey Hart Getty

    Corey Hart is eligible to come off the disabled list on May 30, but Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports that the Brewers first baseman won’t be ready to return from right knee surgery by then. However, he has progressed enough to take batting practice yesterday and doing some running on the field. There’s still no…

  12. Aramis Ramirez returns from DL without rehab stint

    May 3, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

    Aramis Ramirez

    As expected Milwaukee activated Aramis Ramirez from the disabled list after the veteran third baseman missed the past four weeks with a sprained left knee. Ramirez balked at going on a minor-league rehab assignment and the Brewers decided not to make a huge fuss about it, so it’ll be interesting to see how game ready…

  13. Jean Segura, Adrian Gonzalez scratched from respective lineups

    Apr 27, 2013, 8:27 PM EDT

    Chicago Cubs v Milwaukee Brewers

    Brewers shortstop Jean Segura has been scratched from the lineup for tonight’s game against the Dodgers due to a split nail on his right index finger. Segura suffered the injury fielding grounders during batting practice, according to Tom Haudricourt. Alex Gonzalez will take over at shortstop and bat eighth, while Blake Lalli will start at…

  14. Corey Hart moved to 60-day DL, not eligible to return until May 30

    Apr 10, 2013, 1:20 PM EDT

    Corey Hart Getty

    Milwaukee transferred Corey Hart to the 60-day disabled list, meaning the injured first baseman is not eligible to return until May 30. Hart had previously hoped to be back before then, but Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports that he’s been “making steady but slow progress in his recovery from right knee surgery” and has yet…

  15. The Brewers are one awful baseball team right now

    Apr 7, 2013, 6:54 PM EDT

    Kyle Lohse

    First of all, the Brewers are carrying 13 pitches, even though Ryan Braun can’t play because of a neck injury. That leaves them with a three-man bench that just doesn’t work in National League games. Second of all, the Brewers are carrying 13 pitchers. Why on earth is John Axford pitching a second inning in…

  16. Aramis Ramirez placed on disabled list with left knee sprain

    Apr 6, 2013, 4:17 PM EDT

    Aramis Ramirez

    Aramis Ramirez was forced to leave last night’s game with a left knee sprain and he’s now looking at an extended absence. According to Adam McCalvy of MLB.com, the Brewers placed Ramirez on the 15-day disabled list today and recalled utility man Josh Prince from Triple-A Nashville. It’s not known how long Ramirez will be…

  17. Aramis Ramirez to undergo MRI on sprained left knee

    Apr 5, 2013, 11:44 PM EDT

    Aramis Ramirez Getty

    UPDATE: Adam McCalvy reports that Ramirez is scheduled to undergo an MRI on his knee tomorrow. It sounds like he could be dealing with an extended absence. 9:46 PM: According to Adam McCalvy of MLB.com, Ramirez has a sprained left knee. As mentioned below, he dealt with the same issue during spring training, so this…

  18. 2013 Preview: Milwaukee Brewers

    Mar 19, 2013, 6:35 PM EDT

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    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2013 season. Up next: The Milwaukee Brew Crew. The Big Question: Do the Brewers have enough pitching to contend for a playoff spot in…

  19. Alex Gonzalez will probably be the Brewers’ starting first baseman on Opening Day

    Mar 10, 2013, 1:20 PM EDT

    alex gonzalez getty

    Corey Hart is not expected to be healthy until late May. Mat Gamel just underwent his second major knee surgery in two years. So the Brewers have been scrambling for a first baseman and are considering all sorts of different options. One of those options is Alex Gonzalez, who has never appeared at a position…

  20. Corey Hart cleared to ramp up rehab following MRI on knee

    Mar 9, 2013, 9:50 AM EDT

    Corey Hart Getty

    The Brewers aren’t counting on Corey Hart to return until sometime in May, but he received good news on his surgically-repaired right knee yesterday. According to Adam McCalvy of MLB.com, Hart was cleared to begin intensifying his rehab after an MRI showed sufficient healing in his knee joint. The 30-year-old had surgery in January to…

  21. Italian Sausage Wins, and other observations from Maryvale Park

    Mar 7, 2013, 5:41 PM EDT

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    Like I said: they have a bit of Milwaukee here: It was a nice enough day, though a little sleepy. The Brewers have so many people away at the WBC that even their home lineup looked a lot like a road lineup for most spring training games. Something called Scooter Gennett led off. Because every…

  22. Brewers revert to thrifty form

    Feb 9, 2013, 7:24 PM EDT

    Ron Roenicke

    The Brewers’ offseason opened with speculation about a push for Josh Hamilton. 3 1/2 months later, their biggest pickup has been Tom Gorzelanny. Mark Attanasio’s Brewers won 96 games and went to the NLCS in 2011, and while the team lost Prince Fielder afterwards, it was able to bring in Aramis Ramirez as a replacement.…

  23. Alex Gonzalez re-signs with Brewers following knee injury

    Jan 29, 2013, 1:18 PM EDT

    Alex Gonzalez

    Milwaukee has re-signed Alex Gonzalez to a one-year, $1.5 million contract, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com. Gonzalez was the Brewers’ starting shortstop last year before a torn ACL ended his season in May and Milwaukee later traded for prospect Jean Segura to become their long-term answer at the position. That means Gonzalez returns in…

  24. 2013 Free Agency Tracker

    Dec 23, 2012, 9:36 PM EDT

    Zack Greinke, Ned Colletti, Magic Johnson

    We’ll be updating this one throughout the offseason. Players are listed based on their ranking in the Top 111 Free Agents. At the bottom is a listing of free agents who signed before the ranking came out, and we’ll be adding signings of players who didn’t make the top 111 as they come in. (Update:…

  25. Brewers “have a standing offer” to Alex Gonzalez

    Dec 7, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

    Alex Gonzalez

    According to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel the Brewers “have a standing offer” to 35-year-old shortstop Alex Gonzalez, who suffered a season-ending torn ACL in May. They want Gonzalez to re-sign as a backup to new shortstop Jean Segura, but assistant general manager Gord Ash told Haudricourt that Gonzalez “is not going to…

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