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FILE - In this April 6, 2015, file photo, Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun steps into the batters box for his first plate appearance of an Opening Day baseball game against the Colorado Rockies at Miller Park in Milwaukee. The Milwaukee Brewers home ballpark will have a new name next year after a 20-year deal with Miller comes to an end. American Family Insurance announced Tuesday evening, Jan. 21, 2020, that Miller Park will become American Family Field next Jan. 1. A new logo and other branding elements will be revealed later this year. (John Ehlke/West Bend Daily News via AP, File)

Brewers home ballpark to be renamed American Family Field

Jan. 22, 2020 8:23 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers home ballpark will have a new name next year after a 20-year deal with Miller comes to an end. American Family Insurance announced Tuesday evening that Miller Park will become American Family Field next Jan. 1. A new logo and other branding elements will be revealed...

Brewers sign INF Gyorko to $2M, 1-year deal with 2021 option

Jan. 11, 2020 12:10 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Infielder Jedd Gyorko signed a $2 million, one-year deal Friday with the Milwaukee Brewers that includes a club option for 2021. The 31-year-old Gyorko has played seven major league seasons with San Diego, St. Louis and the Los Angeles Dodgers. He was hampered by injuries in 2019 and...

Former major league pitcher Ed Sprague dies at 74

Jan. 10, 2020 5:34 PM EST

OAKAND, Calif. (AP) — Former major league pitcher Ed Sprague Sr., a right-hander who played eight seasons with four different teams, has died. He was 74. The Oakland Athletics announced Friday that Sprague had died but didn't provide further details. He spent his first two seasons with Oakland and...

FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2019, file photo, Milwaukee Brewers' Eric Thames connects for a solo home run off Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Chi Chi Gonzalez in the fifth inning of a baseball game in Denver. The Washington Nationals are bringing back reliever Daniel Hudson and adding Thames. Each deal was confirmed to the AP by people speaking on condition of anonymity because neither has been announced. Thames hit .247 with 25 homers, 61 RBIs and 140 strikeouts for the Brewers in 2019. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

After losing to Nats with Brewers, Thames joins champions

Jan. 8, 2020 8:19 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eric Thames still thinks about the eighth inning of the NL wild card game, when Milwaukee held a two-run lead against Washington and was four outs from advancing. “I'll never forget that feeling of being heartbroken, seeing Juan Soto's base hit over my head," Thames said....

Brewers 'Counsell gets 3-year contract extension through '23

Jan. 8, 2020 3:29 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee general manager David Stearns didn't have to do much thinking when it came to a new long-term deal for Brewers manager Craig Counsell. "Both Craig and I thought this was probably an inevitability at some point," Stearns said Wednesday after announcing a three-year extension for...

FILE - In this Saturday, June 15, 2019 file photo, Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Jimmy Nelson (52) throws to a San Francisco Giants batter during the second inning of a baseball game in San Francisco. Right-hander Jimmy Nelson and the Los Angeles Dodgers agreed Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020 to a $1.25 million, one-year contract, an incentive-laden deal that could be worth $13.25 million over two seasons.(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Jimmy Nelson, Dodgers agree to incentive-laden 1-year deal

Jan. 7, 2020 8:24 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Right-hander Jimmy Nelson and the Los Angeles Dodgers agreed Tuesday to a $1.25 million, one-year contract, an incentive-laden deal that could be worth $13.25 million over two seasons. The 30-year-old pitcher spent the last six seasons with Milwaukee. Nelson was 33-46 with a 4.22 ERA and...

FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2019, file photo, Washington Nationals relief pitcher Daniel Hudson throws against the Houston Astros during the eighth inning of Game 5 of the baseball World Series in Washington. The Nationals are bringing back Hudson and adding first baseman Eric Thames. Each deal was confirmed to the AP by people speaking on condition of anonymity because neither has been announced. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

AP sources: Nationals bring back RHP Hudson, add 1B Thames

Jan. 6, 2020 7:09 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Reliever Daniel Hudson agreed to terms on an $11 million, two-year contract to return to the Washington Nationals, and the World Series champions also added first baseman Eric Thames. Each deal was confirmed to The Associated Press on Monday by people who spoke on condition of anonymity...

Blue Jays agree to sign INF Travis Shaw to 1-year deal

Dec. 30, 2019 2:42 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays agreed to a $4 million, one-year contract with free agent infielder Travis Shaw on Monday and designated infielder Richard Ureña for assignment. Shaw hit .157 with seven homers and 16 RBIs in 86 games last season for the Milwaukee Brewers. The 29-year-old has a...

FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2019, file photo, Tampa Bay Rays second baseman Eric Sogard makes a catch during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Cleveland Indians in St. Petersburg, Fla. Sogard is getting a second chance with the Milwaukee Brewers. Milwaukee finalized his $4.5 million, one-year contract Friday, Dec. 20, along with a $5 million, one-year deal for first baseman Justin Smoak. (AP Photo/Scott Audette, File)

Sogard gets 2nd chance with Brewers, who also add Smoak

Dec. 20, 2019 8:22 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — After hitting a career-low .134 for Milwaukee in 2018, Eric Sogard is getting a second chance with the Brewers. "I'm not afraid to admit that I had some issues going on off the field that kind of took my mind away from the field," Sogard said Friday after Milwaukee finalized his $4.5...

Miley and Reds finish off $15 million, 2-year contract

Dec. 19, 2019 6:40 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Reds added to their already deep starting pitching Wednesday by finalizing a $15 million, two-year contract with Wade Miley that adds a left-hander to their rotation. The 33-year-old will get $6 million in 2020 and $8 million the following year. Cincinnati has a $10 million club...