PHOENIX — Ryan Braun is a work in progress at first base, three Cactus League starts into a transition to try a new position. The veteran outfielder hasn’t spoken much about his time at first. He made two strong plays in the opening innings of his first game. He had an error and a few other struggles in his third infield outing. Manager Craig Counsell has taken a wait-and-see approach. “We’re evaluating 14 innings of baseball,” Counsell said. “Let’s
PHOENIX — Milwaukee Brewers catcher Stephen Vogt is expected to miss two to three weeks because of a strained right shoulder. The injury occured last week during a spring training workout. Vogt said he felt something awkward during a drill but attributed it to getting back into game shape. Vogt caught Milwaukee’s spring training opener on Friday. He got an MRI after discomfort lingered through the weekend, and the test revealed a strain. “The soreness kind of crept up and
PHOENIX — All winter long, the Milwaukee Brewers were mentioned as a potential landing spot for just about every free agent pitcher as well as those potentially available on the trade market. But when pitchers and catchers took the field at Maryvale Baseball Park for their first workout Thursday, the group looked very much as it did last year. Milwaukee did add right-hander Jhoulys Chacin on a two-year deal, while veterans Yovani Gallardo and Wade Miley will need to earn their way onto
MILWAUKEE — The rebuilding plan for the Milwaukee Brewers is a smashing success, so much so that they’re not really rebuilding anymore. Bold moves to trade for Christian Yelich and sign free agent Lorenzo Cain sent a message. “We decided winning in 2018 was as important as to win in 2020,” owner Mark Attanasio said. A surprising 2017 season that left Milwaukee a win short of the playoffs raised hopes in what was supposed to be just the second full season of a rebuild.