The Milwaukee Brewers announced the team's 2016 Spring Training schedule today, which begins on Wednesday, March 2, against the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee baseball team. This marks the second consecutive year that the Brewers will open their spring schedule vs. UWM.
The Milwaukee Brewers have acquired infielder Jonathan Villar (added to the 40-man roster) from the Houston Astros in exchange for right-handed pitcher Cy Sneed. The 40-man roster stands at 35. The announcement was made by General Manager David Stearns.
The Milwaukee Brewers have acquired infielder Javier Betancourt and a player to be named from the Detroit Tigers in exchange for right-handed pitcher Francisco Rodriguez. The announcement was made by General Manager David Stearns.
On Saturday, June 18, Kenny Chesney returns to Milwaukee for what promises to be the concert of the year, and now the anticipation level has jumped even higher. It was announced this morning that Little Big Town, fresh off winning three major awards at the CMA Awards earlier this month, has been added to the bill, joining Chesney and previously-announced CMA "Female Vocalist of the Year" Miranda Lambert and Old Dominion.
The Milwaukee Brewers today announced that the Club will feature 14 All-Fan Giveaways for the 2016 season. The schedule is highlighted by six Bobbleheads, a Bob Uecker Talking Alarm Clock, and the addition of three new All-Kid giveaways.
Milwaukee Brewers prospect Orlando Arcia was named Breakout Prospect of the Year by MiLB.com today. Rated the 12th-best prospect in all of baseball according to MLB.com, Arcia was named the 2015 Brewers Minor League Player of the Year and was the recipient of the Rawlings Minor League Gold Glove Award® for excellence in defense at shortstop.
The Milwaukee Brewers have announced the hiring of Derek Johnson as pitching coach and Pat Murphy as bench coach. In addition, the Club has announced the return of bullpen coach Lee Tunnell to the 2016 staff. The announcement was made by General Manager David Stearns.