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Dodgers decline option on RHP Jimmy Nelson

Oct. 30, 2020 8:16 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jimmy Nelson’s $2 million option was declined Friday by the Los Angeles Dodgers, allowing the right-hander to become a free agent. Nelson is owed a $500,000 buyout. It’s been a rough three years for Nelson, who had a career year with the Brewers in 2017, posting a 3.49 ERA...

FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, file photo, Milwaukee Brewers' Jedd Gyorko (5) walks back to the dugout after an at-bat against the Los Angeles Dodgers during Game 2 of a National League wild-card baseball series against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Los Angeles. The Brewers have declined 2021 options on infielders Jedd Gyorko and Eric Sogard as well as outfielder Ben Gamel. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, File)

Brewers decline 2021 options on Gyorko, Sogard, Gamel

Oct. 30, 2020 6:01 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers have declined 2021 options on infielders Jedd Gyorko and Eric Sogard as well as outfielder Ben Gamel. Gyorko and Sogard each had $4.5 million options and now instead become eligible for free agency. Gyorko gets a $1 million buyout and Sogard $500,000. “Both of...

FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2019, file photo, Milwaukee Brewers' Ryan Braun runs the bases after hitting a solo home run during the second inning of the team's baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds in Cincinnati. The Brewers have declined to exercise a $15 million mutual 2021 option on Braun as the franchise’s career home run leader ponders whether to continue playing. Braun is due a $4 million buyout. The 37-year-old often said this year that this might be his final season. He has spent his entire career in Milwaukee and has a franchise-record 352 career home runs. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Brewers decline $15 million 2021 option on Ryan Braun

Oct. 29, 2020 11:31 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers have declined to exercise a $15 million mutual 2021 option on veteran outfielder Ryan Braun as the franchise’s career home run leader ponders whether to continue playing. Braun became a free agent and is due a $4 million buyout. The 37-year-old often said this...

FILE - In this July 29, 2020 file photo, The Fiserv Forum is seen in Milwaukee. Election officials said Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, that they scrapped their plans to use the Milwaukee Bucks and Brewers' stadiums as early voting sites in the presidential battleground state of Wisconsin. Milwaukee's election commission had planned to use Fiserv Forum and Miller Park between Oct. 20 and Nov. 1 as sites where people could have voted early in-person or returned absentee ballots they received by mail. The commission developed the plan in an effort to provide safe voting sites during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Morry Gash File)

Milwaukee scraps early voting plans at Fiserv, Miller Park

Oct. 6, 2020 3:25 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Election officials said Tuesday that they scrapped their plans to use the Milwaukee Bucks and Brewers' stadiums as early voting sites in the presidential battleground state of Wisconsin, citing fear that the ballots could be legally challenged. Milwaukee's city election commission had...

File-Milwaukee Brewers general manager David Stearns stands on the field before a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, in Miami.  Stearns says this year’s abbreviated schedule makes it difficult to evaluate his roster as he tries to make offseason improvements. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

Brewers GM Stearns: Payroll "uncertain" in '21 due to virus

Oct. 5, 2020 4:58 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers general manager David Stearns said the team might trim payroll in 2021 following three straight postseason trips due to financial hardships brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. The Brewers have upped payroll in recent years to build around Christian Yelich, Josh Hader...

Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell, left, removes starting pitcher Brandon Woodruff (53) during the fifth inning in Game 2 of the team's National League wild-card baseball series against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Brewers' season-long hitting woes lead to early playoff exit

Oct. 2, 2020 3:07 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The hitting struggles that hampered the Milwaukee Brewers throughout the pandemic-shortened regular season proved fatal in the playoffs. With a roster decimated by injuries, the Brewers totaled two runs while getting swept by the Los Angeles Dodgers in a best-of-3 NL wild card series....

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw, left, high-fives Justin Turner after the team's 3-0 win over the Milwaukee Brewers in Game 2 of a National League wild-card baseball series Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Kershaw Ks 13 as Dodgers eliminate Brewers 3-0

Oct. 2, 2020 2:15 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Beat up in the postseason over the years, Clayton Kershaw orchestrated one of his best performances against the weakened Milwaukee Brewers. Kershaw struck out 13 while delivering eight innings of three-hit ball, Mookie Betts hit a two-out, two-run double in the fifth, and the Los Angeles...

Minnesota Twins pitcher Jake Odorizzi spends a few moments alone on the mound after the 2020 season ended as the Twins lost the American League wild-card series to the Houston Astros, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, in Minneapolis. The Astros beat them 3-1 in Game 2, Odorizzi did not pitch in the series. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Over in a hurry: A couple bad days end MLB seasons

Oct. 2, 2020 1:13 AM EDT

Joey Votto was at a bit of a loss to describe what had happened to the Reds. Two games, 22 innings and zero runs: Just like that, Cincinnati and its faltering offense had been eliminated from the MLB playoffs by the Atlanta Braves. “There's so few opportunities to show your true selves in a two-game...

Milwaukee Brewers right fielder Ryan Braun leaps for but can't catch a line drive from Los Angeles Dodgers' Mookie Betts during the first inning in Game 1 of a National League wild-card baseball series Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Braun out of Brewers' lineup for elimination game vs Dodgers

Oct. 1, 2020 9:50 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ryan Braun was out of the Milwaukee Brewers’ starting lineup for their NL wild-card elimination game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday night. Braun was replaced in right field by Tyrone Taylor. Braun could be used as a pinch-hitter. Braun left with mid-back discomfort in...

The Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate a 4-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers in Game 1 of a National League wild-card baseball series Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Seager homers, Dodgers beat Brewers 4-2 in playoff opener

Oct. 1, 2020 2:29 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers' powerful lineup went mostly quiet against the Milwaukee Brewers. Still, baseball's best team in the regular season generated just enough offense and got plenty of help from the opposing pitcher. Mookie Betts had two hits and an RBI and Corey Seager homered in the...