PHOENIX — Yovani Gallardo’s curveball helped him get to the major leagues, a pitch so effective it helped the right-hander become Milwaukee’s career strikeouts leader. Back with the Brewers again after signing a minor league contract, Gallardo is returning to the curveball in an effort to regain his form after two disappointing seasons. Gallardo was selected by Milwaukee in the second round of the 2004 amateur draft, and he reached the big leagues three years later. The
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.