Latest Craig Counsell News

Sedar moving to advisory role on Brewers' coaching staff

Nov. 4, 2020 4:41 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — After working as a Milwaukee Brewers first-base or third-base coach for the last 14 seasons, Ed Sedar is moving into a new role as an adviser to the team’s coaching staff. That move marked the biggest change as the Brewers announced manager Craig Counsell's 2021 coaching staff...

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...

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...