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  1. The Braves release the snakebitten Mat Gamel

    Feb 18, 2014, 4:01 PM EDT

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    Just more awful fortune for Mat Gamel. The Braves have released him, reports David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Gamel — who was at one time slated to be the starting first baseman for the Brewers — has had two ACL surgeries and apparently reinjured his knee last week during personal workouts. Gamel was a top…

  2. Braves sign Mat Gamel

    Dec 13, 2013, 1:16 PM EDT

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    Mat Gamel, who was a top prospect and the heir apparent at first base for the Brewers before multiple knee surgeries derailed his career, has signed a minor-league contract with the Braves. Atlanta isn’t a great landing spot for Gamel because the Braves have Freddie Freeman and Chris Johnson locked into corner infield jobs, although…

  3. 2013 Non-tender Tracker

    Dec 2, 2013, 11:30 PM EDT

    Andrew Bailey

    We’ll be writing up the non-tenders as they come in prior to Monday’s midnight deadline. These players immediately become free agents. AMERICAN LEAGUE Angels – RHP Juan Gutierrez, RHP Tommy Hanson, INF Chris Nelson, RHP Jerome Williams All of these were expected. Hanson and Williams would have cost upwards of $4 million apiece. Williams is…

  4. What if the Brewers had kept Prince Fielder over Ryan Braun?

    Jul 22, 2013, 8:33 PM EDT

    Ryan Braun, Prince Fielder

    The truth is that the Brewers made their choice well before Prince Fielder signed with the Tigers two winters age. As a small-market team already pushing the payroll to the limit in 2010, the Brewers knew they’d have to decide whether to build around Ryan Braun or Fielder. What made it an easy choice was…

  5. Brewers’ Taylor Green needs season-ending hip surgery

    Apr 19, 2013, 12:46 PM EDT

    Taylor Green

    Taylor Green has been sidelined by a hip injury since March 21 and the Brewers announced today that first baseman/third baseman will undergo surgery next week. No word yet on an official return timetable, but Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that the Brewers expect Green to be “out for an extended period.”…

  6. 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…

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

    Mar 10, 2013, 1:20 PM EDT

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    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…

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

    Mar 9, 2013, 9:50 AM EDT

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    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…

  9. Corey Hart opens his home to Mat Gamel

    Feb 18, 2013, 3:36 PM EDT

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    Injured Milwaukee Brewer first basemen stick together. From Adam McCalvy of MLB.com: Sure, it’s cliche to think of Major League teammates as family. But Corey Hart proved today that it can also be true. Hart has already extended an offer for Mat Gamel to move in with Hart and his family for the remainder of Spring…

  10. Mat Gamel is out for the season with another knee injury

    Feb 18, 2013, 12:16 PM EDT

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    Mat Gamel aggravated his surgically repaired right knee over the weekend, but as of yesterday the Brewers seemed optimistic that it was a minor issue and he could resume workouts as soon as today. Unfortunately because Gamel has basically the worst luck ever Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports that he’s going to miss the entire…

  11. Mat Gamel (knee) could return to workouts on Monday

    Feb 17, 2013, 1:51 PM EDT

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    The Brewers are holding young first baseman Mat Gamel out of drills this afternoon — just 24 hours after he aggravated his surgically-repaired right knee while taking batting practice. But there is some optimism about the situation around camp. Brewers manager Ron Roenicke told MLB.com’s Adam McCalvy that Gamel could return to his normal spring…

  12. Mat Gamel aggravates surgically-repaired right knee

    Feb 16, 2013, 4:21 PM EDT

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    Bad news this afternoon out of Brewers camp. According to Adam McCalvy of MLB.com, first baseman Mat Gamel aggravated his surgically-repaired right knee Saturday during a workout. Gamel told reporters recently that he has “good days and bad days” with the knee and Brewers assistant GM Gord Ash sent word to the media shortly after…

  13. Corey Hart hopes to return from knee surgery by the end of April

    Feb 1, 2013, 8:16 PM EDT

    Corey Hart Getty

    When Corey Hart underwent right knee surgery last week, it was estimated that he would be sidelined for four months. However, he is determined to make it back sooner. According to ESPN.com, Hart said today that he has already begun rehabilitating his knee and feels that there’s a “realistic” chance he could be ready to…

  14. Lyle Overbay “talking to” Brewers about minor league deal

    Jan 28, 2013, 3:12 PM EDT

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    In an effort to add some first base depth following Corey Hart‘s knee surgery the Brewers are “talking to” free agent Lyle Overbay, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com. Rosenthal reports that Overbay has other teams interested besides the Brewers, but he played in Milwaukee in 2004-2005 and probably won’t find a better opportunity for…

  15. Corey Hart has knee surgery, will be out four months

    Jan 25, 2013, 2:12 PM EDT

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    Corey Hart was slated for knee surgery. Then he postponed it in order to get a second opinion. Then he got his second opinion. It apparently matched the first: Brewers spokesperson Mike Vassallo reports that Dr. William Raasch performed a debridement of [Hart's] knee joint surface and repaired a “small” meniscal tear. Recovery time is…

  16. Deep Thoughts: the Quad-A Cafe

    Jan 18, 2013, 5:07 PM EDT

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    Someone mentioned “quad-A” players earlier. I tend to call them AAAA-guys, but you know who I mean. Players who are too good for Triple-A but can’t seem to cut it in the bigs. Mat Gamel was the one mentioned in the comment, but there are a bunch of them floating around. Extremely bored, I started…

  17. Corey Hart to have knee surgery, miss 3-4 months

    Jan 18, 2013, 3:37 PM EDT

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    Bad news: the Brewers just announced that Corey Hart will have right knee surgery next Tuesday. The recovery time: three to four months. Hart missed time last year with plantar fasciitis in his left foot. It was his first season as the Brewers’ first baseman, where he took over for Prince Fielder.  Mat Gamel will likely cover…

  18. The Top 50 Free Agents of 2013

    Nov 2, 2012, 8:31 AM EDT

    Josh Hamilton

    Earlier this fall I counted down the top 111 free agents of this offseason. Since then, several players have had their options picked up or contracts extended, taking them out of play.  With the free agent signing period beginning tonight, it’s a good time to update that list and count them down once again. Up first,…

  19. Mat Gamel won’t play in the Arizona Fall League after all

    Sep 13, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Mat Gamel has missed nearly the entire season with a torn ACL, so there was some thought that the Brewers would send him to the Arizona Fall League to make up for the lost at-bats. Assistant general manager Gord Ash squashed those plans yesterday, telling Adam McCalvy of MLB.com that Gamel “has not made enough…

  20. Brewers manager Ron Roenicke likes career-long outfielder Corey Hart at first base

    Aug 1, 2012, 2:19 PM EDT

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    Mat Gamel got hurt and Taylor Green didn’t hit, so the Brewers turned to Corey Hart as Prince Fielder‘s replacement at first base and … well, manager Ron Roenicke likes it a lot. Hart had started just two career games at first base prior to this season–compared to nearly 7,000 innings as an outfielder–but he’s…

  21. Norichika Aoki proves to be a big find for the Brewers

    Jun 7, 2012, 6:08 PM EDT

    Norichika Aoki

    Norichika Aoki‘s third big-league homer — coming six innings after his second — was a walkoff blast in the bottom of the 10th inning Thursday, giving the Brewers a 4-3 victory over the Cubs. Aoki ended up with his second straight three-hit game today, making this something of a coming out party against the Cubs.…

  22. Rickie Weeks day-to-day after being hit on left wrist by pitch

    May 12, 2012, 11:11 AM EDT

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    After losing Mat Gamel and Alex Gonzalez for the season in recent weeks, the Brewers finally got some good news on the injury front. According to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com, Rickie Weeks is day-to-day after initial X-rays came back negative on his left wrist. Weeks was hit in the wrist by a 96 mph fastball…

  23. Brewers shortstop Alex Gonzalez diagnosed with torn ACL

    May 7, 2012, 3:40 PM EDT

    Alex Gonzalez

    For the second time in a week the Brewers have lost an everyday player to a torn ACL. First baseman Mat Gamel will miss the remainder of the season after blowing out his knee on May 2 and now shortstop Alex Gonzalez has been diagnosed with a torn ACL suffered Saturday. Season-ending surgery is likely,…

  24. Derrek Lee “definitely” on Brewers’ radar

    May 6, 2012, 11:31 AM EDT

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    FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reported in March that free agent Derrek Lee was open to continuing his career if presented with the right opportunity. Well, that opportunity might finally be here. According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, the Brewers are “definitely” interested in signing Lee to take over as their primary first baseman.…

  25. Brewers put Carlos Gomez and Alex Gonzalez on 15-day DL

    May 5, 2012, 10:15 PM EDT

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    Milwaukee’s pro ballplayers are dropping like flies. Just a few days after losing first baseman Mat Gamel to a season-ending knee injury, the Brewers have placed outfielder Carlos Gomez and shortstop Alex Gonzalez on the 15-day disabled list. This according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Gomez was diagnosed Friday night with a left hamstring strain.…

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