PITTSBURGH (AP) — Milwaukee has placed struggling starter Jhoulys Chacin on the injured list with a strained lower back, paving the way for Jimmy Nelson's return to the majors.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers have recalled right-hander Jacob Barnes from Triple-A San Antonio and optioned reliever Burch Smith to their top farm club.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers have put righty Chase Anderson on the injured list after he lacerated his right middle finger while warming up for a start against Colorado.
Broxton back for Brewers; Barnes, Wilkerson optioned
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers have recalled outfielder Keon Broxton from Triple-A Colorado Springs and optioned relievers Jacob Barnes and Aaron Wilkerson to their top minor-league affiliate.
The Brewers, who were off Monday, plan to make another roster move before their game Tuesday at the Chicago Cubs.
The slick-fielding Broxton has a .185 average with two homers and six RBIs in 25 games at the big-league level. He was hitting .254 with 10 homers and 37 RBIs at Colorado Springs.
CINCINNATI (AP) — When Brewers pitchers went over the strengths and weaknesses of Cincinnati's hitters to prepare for their series, they included reliever Michael Lorenzen in the mix.
DENVER (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers right-hander Chase Anderson was scratched from his scheduled start against Colorado on Saturday night because of a stomach illness.
The team replaced Anderson with left-hander Brent Suter, who moved up a spot in the rotation.
Brewers manager Craig Counsell said the team was still deciding who will start Sunday's series finale against the Rockies in place of Suter.
Brewers blow two save opportunities, Cardinals win on walk-off homer in 11 innings
ST. LOUIS — Matt Carpenter hit a two-run home run with no outs in the 11th inning to lift the St. Louis Cardinals over the Milwaukee Brewers 5-3 on Tuesday night.
Carpenter turned around a pitch from J.J. Hoover (0-1) for the third game-ending homer of his career. It capped a night in which St. Louis rallied from one-run deficits in the ninth and 10th innings.
Happ’s single lifts Cubs to 5-2 win over Brewers
MILWAUKEE (AP) — After a rocky start, Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon thinks Ian Happ finally can relax a little bit.
Happ hit a tiebreaking two-run single during Chicago's four-run ninth, helping the Cubs beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-2 on Saturday.
After spending the first week of Cactus League games on the sidelines, All-Star closer Corey Knebel and the rest of Milwaukee’s mainstay relievers joined the fray on Thursday in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Knebel, left-hander Josh Hader and free-agent addition Matt Albers made their debuts in a 6-1 win over the host Diamondbacks, to be followed Friday by Jacob Barnes, Jeremy Jeffress and another newcomer, lefty Boone Logan, against the Mariners at Maryvale Baseball Park.
Souza’s homer in 9th lifts Rays over Brewers 2-1
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Steven Souza Jr.'s game-ending home run saved the run-starved Tampa Bay Rays from a three-game sweep.
"That's the beauty of having guys who hit homers," said pitcher Chris Archer after Sunday's 2-1 win over the Milwaukee Brewers. "At any point it can change. This went in our favor and it was very, very exciting."
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A big 10th inning for the San Francisco Giants got off to a running start by distracting Milwaukee Brewers slick-fielding shortstop Orlando Arcia.
Gorkys Hernandez took off from first at right about the same time that pinch-hitter Kelby Tomlinson lined a bouncer to short. It probably would have turned into a double play if Arcia wasn't covering the bag at second.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers rallied late to stun the Milwaukee Brewers for the second straight day.
Chris Taylor hit a go-ahead grand slam off Carlos Torres in a five-run ninth inning, as the Dodgers overcame a four-run deficit for a 10-8 victory Saturday.
"This had everything," Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. "It was a crazy game. You just wanted to get it over with."
MILWAUKEE (AP) — There's an unlikely occupant at the top of the NL Central standings on Memorial Day. The Milwaukee Brewers are just fine remaining overlooked.
Domingo Santana hit his first career grand slam and the NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers held off the Arizona Diamondbacks 9-5 on Sunday.
Milwaukee relies on bullpen in 1-0 win over Pirates
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Making his return after spending nearly a month on the disabled list to rest his right elbow, Milwaukee's Junior Guerra knew he was on a pitch count against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night.
When the count ran out earlier than he anticipated, the Brewers' expanded bullpen more than picked up the slack.