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.
MILWAUKEE — Lorenzo Cain felt comfortable back at Miller Park even if his new Milwaukee Brewers uniform seemed to fit a bit snugly over his dress shirt and tie. The former Kansas City Royals outfielder has returned to the organization that drafted him, his future secure after a quieter-than-expected start to free agency. Cain and the Brewers finalized an $80 million, five-year contract Friday, one day after Milwaukee general manager David Stearns acquired center fielder Christian Yelich