Milwaukee Brewers Player Notes
For The Last 365 Days
 
Aramis Ramirez, 3B7/23/2014 12:18:00 PM
Description: Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez is just 4-for-30 (.133) in his career against Reds starter Mike Leake.
Insight: Ramirez is having another good season, hitting .284 with 12 homers, 46 RBI and a .788 OPS in 275 at-bats, but he's not a good option Wednesday.
Scooter Gennett, 2B7/22/2014 9:50:00 PM
Description: Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett exited Tuesday's game due to tightness in his right quadriceps, according to Adam McCalvy of mlb.com.
Insight: Gennett sat out Sunday's game for the same reason, though he was able to pinch hit. He's batting .305 with eight homers, 34 RBI, 42 runs, six steals and an .824 OPS this season.
Khris Davis, LF7/22/2014 10:26:00 AM
Description: Brewers LF Khris Davis is a sweet 7-for-15 (.467) with three home runs versus Reds right-hander Homer Bailey.
Insight: Davis hasn't done much in July, batting .229 with two homers, but this matchup is too good to pass up. Davis got Monday night off, so should be rested and ready to produce.
Ryan Braun, RF7/21/2014 11:13:00 AM
Description: Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun is a career .311 hitter, but just a .100 hitter (2-for-20 with six strikeouts) against Reds right-hander Mat Latos.
Insight: Braun (.298, 12 HR, 54 RBI) hasn't been able to match the production of his "Biogenesis Years," but he's still been productive this season. This matchup should obviously be avoided.
Carlos Gomez, CF7/21/2014 11:10:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee center fielder Carlos Gomez is a career .400 hitter (8-for-20) with a pair of home runs versus Reds starter Mat Latos.
Insight: Gomez is batting .302 with 14 homers, 49 RBI, 58 runs, 17 steals and a .869 OPS. He's a must start.
Scooter Gennett, 2B7/21/2014 10:24:00 AM
Description: Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett is probable for Monday's game against Cincinnati due to tightness in his quadriceps.
Insight: Gennett pinch hit Sunday afternoon, so fantasy owners should expect his return. He's been a huge surprise, batting .308 with eight homers, 34 RBI, 42 runs and an .834 OPS in 87 games.
Khris Davis, LF7/18/2014 10:24:00 PM
Description: Brewers LF Khris Davis homered in his last game before the All-Star break Sunday and he went deep again Friday.
Insight: Davis has hit just .225 in July, but he's driven in six runs over his last four games and picked up at least one hit in five straight so he's moving in the right direction. The outfielder has a .255 average, 41 extra-base hits (16 HR), 50 RBI, 53 runs and a .785 OPS this season and he's batted .287 with 12 home runs and 38 RBI in his last 49 games.
Scooter Gennett, 2B7/18/2014 10:22:00 PM
Description: Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett hit his eighth homer of the season Friday at Washington.
Insight: Gennett batted .397 with 15 extra-base hits (4 HR) in June and he's gone 13-for-44 (.295) with five extra-base hits (2 HR) in July. Overall, he's hitting .309 with 34 RBI, 42 runs and five steals.
Kyle Lohse, SP7/18/2014 10:20:00 PM
Description: Brewers starter Kyle Lohse allowed 10 hits but didn't walk a batter and held the Nationals to one run over seven innings Friday.
Insight: Lohse now has 10 wins, just one less than he had last season. He's not a big strikeout guy but has a 3.16 ERA and a 1.10 WHIP this season.
Jean Segura, SS7/17/2014 1:52:00 PM
Description: Brewers shortstop Jean Segura has returned to the team after flying home to be with his family following the tragic death of his nine-month-old son. SOURCE: Greg Matzek, 620 WTMJ
Insight: Segura will travel with the Brewers on their three-game trip to Washington this weekend but may not play every day yet. Segura was an All-Star in 2013, but he declined in the second half last year and has batted .232 with four homers, 23 RBI and 15 steals in 2014.
Wily Peralta, SP7/13/2014 5:16:00 PM
Description: Brewers starter Wily Peralta held the Cardinals to one unearned run on three hits in seven innings Sunday to win his 10th game of the season.
Insight: Peralta had recorded a 6.38 ERA over his previous eight starts. He has a 3.72 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP but just 89 Ks in 118 2/3 innings.
Scooter Gennett, 2B 7/13/2014 5:13:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee second baseman Scooter Gennett went 3-for-4 with a double, a walk and two RBI Sunday against the Cardinals.
Insight: Gennett has picked up three hits in three of the past six games but was hitless in the other three during that span. He's batted .309 with 22 doubles, three triples, seven home runs, 33 RBI, 40 runs and five steals this season after taking the starting job from Rickie Weeks.
Khris Davis, LF7/13/2014 1:13:00 PM
Description: Brewers LF Khris Davis hit his first home run of July Sunday against the Cardinals.
Insight: Davis hurt his shoulder earlier this month and has batted just .194 in July, but he'll take a .252 average, 15 homers, 49 RBI, 52 runs and a .774 OPS into the All-Star break.
Jean Segura, SS7/12/2014 2:55:00 PM
Description: Brewers shortstop Jean Segura has been placed on bereavement leave after the death of his nine-month-old son and has returned to the Dominican Republic.
Insight: Segura has yet to reach the hieghts we saw back at the start of the 2013 season, but he's still a low-end fantasy option at .232 with 4 HR, 23 RBI, 41 runs, 15 SB.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B7/12/2014 10:58:00 AM
Description: Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez has a favorable matchup with Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright.
Insight: Wainwright is one of the top-two pitchers in the National League, but Ramirez is a career .404 hitter (19-for-47) with a pair of home runs in their matchups. Despite a trip to the injured list, Ramirez is putting together another solid season batting .285 with 11 HR and 42 RBI in 68 games.
Jimmy Nelson, SP7/10/2014 10:04:00 PM
Description: Top Milwaukee prospect Jimmy Nelson has been recalled and will start on Saturday.
Insight: He's replacing Marco Estrada who has been sent to the bullpen. Nelson has pitched very well for Triple-A Nashville (10-2, 1.459 ERA, .919 WHIP and 114 Ks in 111 IP). Minor league success doesn't always translate to the majors, but he has all the tools.
Jean Segura, SS7/10/2014 11:38:00 AM
Description: Brewers shortstop Jean Segura is not in Thursday afternoon's starting lineup.
Insight: Segura was just 2-for-12 in the first three games of the series and will give way to Jeff Bianchi (.169, 0 HR, 6 RBI) for the series finale.
Ryan Braun, RF7/10/2014 11:35:00 AM
Description: Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun (back) is back in the lineup for Thursday's finale with Philadelphia.
Insight: Braun (.291, 11 HR, 49 RBI) has been out of the starting lineup three of the past four games with a back injury. He's always hit Phillies pitching well (.396, 17 HR, 40 RBI, 1.174 OPS in 187 at-bats).
Ryan Braun, RFHot7/8/2014 8:55:00 PM
Description: According to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said he doesn't expect Ryan Braun (back) to miss many more games, if any.
Insight: Braun (.291, 11 HR, 49 RBI) has been out of the starting lineup three of the past four games with a back injury.
Ryan Braun, RFHot7/8/2014 4:24:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee right fielder Ryan Braun is a career .474 hitter with two home runs against Phillies right-hander Kyle Kendrick. Update: Braun is not in Tuesday's starting lineup.
Insight: Braun has always "owned" Phillies pitching. He's a career .396 hitter with 17 homers and a 1.174 OPS against Philadelphia, but perhaps the back is acting up again.
Ryan Braun, RFHot7/8/2014 10:34:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee right fielder Ryan Braun is a career .474 hitter with two home runs against Phillies right-hander Kyle Kendrick.
Insight: Braun has always "owned" Phillies pitching. He's a career .396 hitter with 17 homers and a 1.174 OPS against Philadelphia.
Ryan Braun, RF7/7/2014 6:16:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee right fielder Ryan Braun (back) is in the lineup Monday.
Insight: Braun left Saturday's game with lower back spasms and didn't play Sunday. The 30-year-old has had a solid season (.288, 11 HR, 49 RBI, .847 OPS) but has been below the level he played at his first six seasons.
Jonathan Lucroy, C7/7/2014 11:20:00 AM
Description: Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy is 6-for-11 with a 1.492 OPS versus Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels.
Insight: Lucroy has been fantasy's best catcher this season and made the All-Star team for the first time. He's batting .329 with nine homers, 44 RBI, 42 runs and a .913 OPS to lead the Brewers to the best record in the National League.
Carlos Gomez, CF7/6/2014 10:48:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee center fielder Carlos Gomez is a career .471 hitter (8-for-17) with a pair of home runs versus Reds starter Mat Latos.
Insight: Gomez is batting .303 with 13 homers, 45 RBI, 52 runs, 14 steals and a .880 OPS. He's a must start.
Ryan Braun, RF7/6/2014 10:08:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee right fielder Ryan Braun left the game in the second inning of Saturday's contest against the Cincinntai due to lower back spasms and is not in Sunday's starting lineup.
Insight: No surprise here. Braun just had an eight-game hitting streak snapped Friday night. He's batting .289 with 11 HR and 49 RBI. Not exactly up to his previous standards, but not horrible. Logan Schafer (.176) is in right field Sunday in Braun's place, but he has no fantasy value.
Matt Garza, SP7/5/2014 7:14:00 PM
Description: Brewers right-hander Matt Garza outdueled Homer Bailey with a brilliant two-hit shutout Saturday.
Insight: Garza is now 6-5 with a 3.78 ERA, but has been too inconsistent to install in most fantasy lineups.
Ryan Braun, RF7/5/2014 4:59:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee right fielder Ryan Braun left the game in the second inning of Saturday's contest against the Cincinntai due to lower back spasms.
Insight: Braun just had an eight-game hitting streak snapped Friday night. He's batting .289 with 11 HR and 49 RBI. Not exactly up to his previous standards, but not horrible.
Rickie Weeks, 2B7/5/2014 1:18:00 PM
Description: Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks is a career 14-for-27 (.519) with two homers and eight RBI versus Reds right-hander Homer Bailey.
Insight: Weeks doesn't get much work these days with Scooter Gennett getting most of the starts at second base, but this matchup should be worthy of a start. If he's in the lineup, consider putting him in your lineup. Update: Sorry, Weeks is not in the starting lineup.
Khris Davis, LF7/5/2014 1:13:00 PM
Description: Brewers LF Khris Davis (shoulder) has missed the past few games due to the injury, but fantasy owners are hoping he'll return on Saturday because of the extremely favorable matchup. Update: Davis is in the starting lineup.
Insight: Davis (.260, 14 HR, 44 RBI, 49 runs) is 6-for-13 with three home runs against Reds starter Homer Bailey. Davis suffered a left shoulder strain diving into second base during Tuesday's game.
Rickie Weeks, 2B7/5/2014 11:14:00 AM
Description: Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks is a career 14-for-27 (.519) with two homers and eight RBI versus Reds right-hander Homer Bailey.
Insight: Weeks doesn't get much work these days with Scooter Gennett getting most of the starts at second base, but this matchup should be worthy of a start. If he's in the lineup, consider putting him in your lineup.
Jonathan Lucroy, CHot7/4/2014 10:26:00 PM
Description: Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy hit his ninth homer of the season Friday against the Reds.
Insight: Lucroy is second in the NL to Troy Tulowitzki with a .333 batting average. He's been fantasy's best catcher this season and will make the All-Star team for the first time.
Khris Davis, LF7/4/2014 5:05:00 PM
Description: Brewers LF Khris Davis (shoulder) was expected to return Friday, but he's out again, according to Adam McCalvy of mlb.com.
Insight: Davis (.260, 14 HR, 44 RBI, 49 runs) suffered a left shoulder strain diving into second base during Tuesday's game. He'll miss his third straight game.
Khris Davis, LF7/4/2014 10:38:00 AM
Description: Brewers LF Khris Davis (shoulder) is expected back in the lineup Friday, according to Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Insight: Davis (.260, 14 HR, 44 RBI, 49 runs) suffered a left shoulder strain diving into second base during Tuesday's game. He's missed the past two games.
Rickie Weeks, 2B7/2/2014 12:21:00 PM
Description: Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks, who is leading off and serving as the DH Wednesday against the Blue Jays, has a career .500 average against J.A. Happ.
Insight: Weeks is 7-for-14 with two doubles and two homers against Happ. He could be a cheap second-base option in daily leagues.
Khris Davis, LF7/2/2014 12:12:00 PM
Description: Brewers LF Khris Davis (shoulder) is expected back in the lineup Friday, according to Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Insight: Davis suffered a left shoulder strain diving into second base during Tuesday's game. He's out for the second straight game Wednesday and the Brewers have off tomorrow.
Khris Davis, LF7/1/2014 5:31:00 PM
Description: Brewers LF Khris Davis has been diagnosed with a left shoulder strain, according to Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Insight: Davis suffered the injury diving into second base during Tuesday's game. He's day-to-day.
Khris Davis, LF7/1/2014 3:39:00 PM
Description: Brewers LF Khris Davis left Tuesday's game with an apparent shoulder injury.
Insight: Davis is batting just .259, but with power - 14 HR and a .794 OPS. Hopefully this isn't too serious, but we will know more after the game.
Jean Segura, SS7/1/2014 10:22:00 AM
Description: Brewers shortstop Jean Segura left Saturday's game with leg cramps and didn't play Sunday, but is in Tuesday's lineup versus Toronto batting ninth.
Insight: Segura was a fantasy star for the first three months of 2013, but he's struggled just to be more than average since.
Carlos Gomez, CF7/1/2014 10:20:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee center fielder Carlos Gomez (neck) has had the past two days to rest and is in tuesday's starting lineup.
Insight: Gomez suffered a neck strain in a collision with Ryan Braun on Saturday and sat out Sunday's game. He is batting .310 with 13 homers, 44 RBI, 52 runs, 13 steals and a .900 OPS.
Jean Segura, SS7/1/2014 9:44:00 AM
Description: Brewers shortstop Jean Segura left Saturday's game with leg cramps and didn't play Sunday, but should be ready to go Tuesday versus Toronto.
Insight: Segura's replacement, Jeff Bianchi hasn't proven that he can hit major league pitching. Segura was a fantasy star for the first three months of 2013, but he's struggled just to be more than average since.
Carlos Gomez, CF7/1/2014 9:42:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee center fielder Carlos Gomez (neck) has had the past two days to rest and should be ready to go on Tuesday.
Insight: Gomez suffered a neck strain in a collision with Ryan Braun on Saturday and sat out Sunday's game. He is batting .310 with 13 homers, 44 RBI, 52 runs, 13 steals and a .900 OPS.
Ryan Braun, RFHot6/29/2014 5:47:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee right fielder Ryan Braun went 2-for-4 with a double and his first homer since June 14 Sunday against hte Rockies.
Insight: Braun has gone 14-for-40 (.350) with four doubles, a triple, a homer and nine RBI in his last nine games.
Carlos Gomez, CF6/29/2014 1:37:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee center fielder Carlos Gomez (neck) passed a concussion test, according to Adam McCalvy of mlb.com, but is not in Sunday's starting lineup.
Insight: Gomez suffered a neck strain in a collision with Ryan Braun on Saturday. He has dealt with a few minor injuries this season, but he's avoided the disabled list and is batting .310 with 13 homers, 44 RBI, 52 runs, 13 steals and a .900 OPS.
Jean Segura, SS6/29/2014 1:35:00 PM
Description: Brewers shortstop Jean Segura left Saturday's game with leg cramps is not in Sunday's starting lineup against the Rockies.
Insight: Segura was a fantasy star for the first three months of 2013, but he's struggled since. He still provides speed (14 SB) and runs (41), just not with the power we saw at the beginning of 2013.
Ryan Braun, RFHot6/29/2014 10:59:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee right fielder Ryan Braun is a career .727 hitter (8-for-11) with two home runs against Colorado starter Jorge De la Rosa.
Insight: Braun hasn't homered since June 14, but at least he's contributing for fantasy owners, batting .313 with 10 RBI over the past two weeks (11 games).
Jean Segura, SS6/29/2014 10:07:00 AM
Description: Brewers shortstop Jean Segura left Saturday's game with leg cramps, according to Adam McCalvy of mlb.com. and is questionable for Sunday's game with the Rockies.
Insight: Segura was a fantasy star for the first three months of 2013, but he's struggled since. He still provides speed (14 SB) and runs (41), just not with the power we saw at the beginning of 2013.
Carlos Gomez, CF6/29/2014 10:04:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee center fielder Carlos Gomez (neck) passed a concussion test, according to Adam McCalvy of mlb.com, but he'll be questionable for Sunday's game with Colorado.
Insight: Gomez suffered a neck strain in a collision with Ryan Braun on Saturday. He has dealt with a few minor injuries this season, but he's avoided the disabled list and is batting .310 with 13 homers, 44 RBI, 52 runs, 13 steals and a .900 OPS.
Carlos Gomez, CF6/28/2014 8:44:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee center fielder Carlos Gomez (neck) passed a concussion test, according to Adam McCalvy of mlb.com.
Insight: Gomez suffered a neck strain in a collision with Ryan Braun on Saturday. He has dealt with a few minor injuries this season, but he's avoided the disabled list and hit .310 with 13 homers, 44 RBI, 52 runs, 13 steals and a .900 OPS.
Jonathan Lucroy, CHot6/28/2014 8:33:00 PM
Description: Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy went 3-for-4 with a double and one RBI Saturday against the Rockies.
Insight: Lucroy is second in the NL with a .336 batting average, 12 points behind Troy Tulowitzki, and he's third in the majors with 27 doubles.
Ryan Braun, RF6/28/2014 8:32:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee right fielder Ryan Braun has picked up 12 hits and eight RBI in his last 36 at-bats (.333)
Insight: Braun hasn't homered since June 14, but at least he's contributing for fantasy owners. He went 2-for-4 with a triple, two RBI and two runs Saturday against the Rockies.
Carlos Gomez, CF6/28/2014 7:13:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee center fielder Carlos Gomez left Saturday's game with a neck strain, according to Adam McCalvy of mlb.com.
Insight: Gomez has dealt with a few minor injuries this season, but he's avoided the disabled list and has hit .310 with 13 homers, 44 RBI, 52 runs, 13 steals and a .900 OPS.
Jean Segura, SS6/28/2014 7:08:00 PM
Description: Brewers shortstop Jean Segura left Saturday's game with leg cramps, according to Adam McCalvy of mlb.com.
Insight: Segura was a fantasy star for the first three months of 2013, but he's hit .247 with just 29 extra-base hits (5 HR) in his last 576 at-bats. He's also been caught stealing eight times in 22 attempts this season.
Scooter Gennett, 2BHot6/28/2014 12:56:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee second baseman Scooter Gennett was not in Friday's starting lineup, but is back in the lineup for Saturday.
Insight: Rickie Weeks (.276, 3 HR, 15 RBI) had started the last two games. Gennett has hit .400 in June with four homers and 13 RBI. He only hit .247 in May and .277 in April.
Ryan Braun, RF6/28/2014 10:39:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee right fielder Ryan Braun had the game-winner on Friday night, but has an unfavorable matchup for Saturday afternoon.
Insight: Braun is 0-for-8 with five strikeouts versus Jhoulys Chacin. Braun's .821 OPS is solid, but the lowest he's posted in eight seasons. Avoid him Saturday.
Scooter Gennett, 2BHot6/27/2014 4:45:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee second baseman Scooter Gennett is not in Friday's starting lineup.
Insight: Rickie Weeks (.276, 3 HR, 15 RBI) is getting another start at second base. Gennett has hit .400 in June with four homers and 13 RBI. He only hit .247 in May and .277 in April.
Scooter Gennett, 2BHot6/26/2014 4:34:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee second baseman Scooter Gennett is not in Thursday's starting lineup, Rickie Weeks will get the start at second base.
Insight: Gennett has batted over .400 for the past four weeks to raise his season-long average to .306 (.804 OPS) so fantasy owners hate to see him out of the lineup for even one day.
Scooter Gennett, 2BHot6/25/2014 9:34:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee second baseman Scooter Gennett delivered his first career grand slam Wednesday in a victory over Washington.
Insight: It came in the second inning off Stephen Strasburg. Gennett also added an RBI single in the sixth. He's hit .392 with 11 RBI this month.
Carlos Gomez, CF6/25/2014 9:28:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee center fielder Carlos Gomez broke out of an 0-for-13 spell with three hits Wednesday against Washington.
Insight: He had a triple and two singles. Gomez's .312 batting average is fifth-best in the National League. The 28-year-old should hear his name called when the All-Star teams are announced on Sunday.
Carlos Gomez, CF 6/24/2014 10:22:00 AM
Description: Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez has struggled to figure out Nationals starter Jordan Zimmermann.
Insight: Gomez is 0-for-10 against the right-hander, which normally wouldn't be that big of a deal but becomes noteworthy because Gomez also has six Ks against Zimmermann.
Ryan Braun, RF6/23/2014 5:32:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee right fielder Ryan Braun (ankle) is in the lineup Monday against Washington, according to Adam McCalvy of mlb.com.
Insight: Braun rolled his ankle Sunday and was iffy for Monday's game, but he's ready to play. He has hit just .217 with two home runs and 20 Ks over 83 at-bats in June and is also hitting just .258 with a .710 OPS against left-handers this season, so he isn't a great play against Gio Gonzalez Monday.
Aramis Ramirez, 3BHot6/22/2014 10:12:00 PM
Description: Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez has gone 10-for-17 with three doubles, two homers and seven RBI in his last four games.
Insight: Ramirez left Saturday's game with back tightness, but he appears to be fine. He's hitting .377 (26-for-69) with seven doubles, five home runs, 17 RBI and 14 runs in June.
Ryan Braun, RF6/22/2014 8:31:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee right fielder Ryan Braun left Sunday's game after rolling his ankle, according to Andrew Gruman of foxsportswisconsin.com.
Insight: Manager Ron Roenicke said he doesn't think the injury is serious but is unsure about Braun's status for Monday's game. Braun has hit just .217 with two home runs and 20 Ks over 83 at-bats in June.
Aramis Ramirez, 3BHot6/21/2014 8:38:00 PM
Description: Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez left Saturday's game with back tightness but not before going 3-for-4 with a homer and two singles. SOURCE: Andrew Gruman, Fox Sports Wisconsin
Insight: Ramirez (.293, 9 HR, 36 RBI) has done well lately, recording hits in eight of his last 13 at bats. Hopefully his back ailment won't sideline him for too long.
Scooter Gennett, 2B6/21/2014 1:15:00 PM
Description: Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett (.311, 4 HR, 20 RBI, 30 runs) is not in Saturday's starting lineup.
Insight: Like most Brewers, Gennett had a big Friday night with three hits, including two doubles and three runs scored. Rickie Weeks (.269, 2 HR, 13 RBI .718 OPS) will get the start.
Yovani Gallardo, SPHot6/19/2014 9:48:00 PM
Description: Brewers starter Yovani Gallardo held Arizona to one run on five hits and didn't walk a batter in seven innings Thursday to pick up his fifth win of the year.
Insight: Gallardo (3.34 ERA, 1.20 WHIP) has allowed two runs on 15 hits over 21 innings his last three starts after giving up six runs in five innings on June 3. His strikeout rate isn't back to his peak level, but he's figured out how to pitch with decreased velocity and has had a nice bounce-back year.
Ryan Braun, RF6/19/2014 2:33:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee right fielder Ryan Braun is not in Thursday afternoon's starting lineup.
Insight: Braun is batting .279 with 10 homers and 37 RBI. The Brewers will be absent a lot of offense with Braun and catcher Jonathon LuCroy also sitting. Arizona starter Chase Anderson (5-1, 3.21 ERA, 1.22 WHIP) gets a much weaker lineup to face.
Jonathan Lucroy, CHot6/19/2014 1:18:00 PM
Description: The only one who can stop Milwaukee catcher Jonathan Lucroy is his manager Ron Roenicke, who will sit him on Thursday.
Insight: Just a routine day off after a night game. Lucroy (.341, 8 HR, 37 RBI, 35 runs, 3 SB) is the top-rated catcher in Yahoo fantasy leagues, ahead of the likes of Yadier Molina, Buster Posey and Evan Gattis.
Carlos Gomez, CFHot6/18/2014 7:02:00 PM
Description: Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez (hamstring) is back in the lineup Wednesday.
Insight: Gomez hit safely in 13 straight games before sitting out the last two with a sore left hamstring.
Jonathan Lucroy, CHot6/18/2014 9:24:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee catcher Jonathan Lucroy blasted two homers Tuesday in a win over Arizona.
Insight: There's just no stopping this guy. Though Yadier Molina is more of a household name, Lucroy (.341, 8 HR, 37 RBI) deserves to be the National League's starting catcher at next month's All-Star Game in Minnesota.
Scooter Gennett, 2BHot6/18/2014 9:19:00 AM
Description: Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett had a strong night Tuesday against the Diamondbacks.
Insight: Gennett went 3-for-5 with a double and two singles. The 24-year-old has five consecutive multi-hit games. Rickie Weeks (.286, 2 HR, 13 RBI) challenged Gennett (.306, 4 HR, 20 RBI) for playing time early this season but now it's clear Gennett is the better option at second base.
Carlos Gomez, CF6/17/2014 6:52:00 PM
Description: Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez is not in the lineup Tuesday due to a sore left hamstring.
Insight: Gomez also sat out Monday. He hit safely in 13 straight games before that.
Carlos Gomez, CF6/17/2014 9:32:00 AM
Description: Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez (.313, 12 HR, 38 RBI) didn't play in Monday's game against Arizona and is questionable for Tuesday's game with a hamstring injury.
Insight: Utility man Elian Herrera (.241, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 4 runs) got the start in center center field and stole his first base of the season, but hold little fantasy value when replacing Gomez.
Carlos Gomez, CF6/16/2014 8:57:00 PM
Description: Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez won't compete in Monday's game against Arizona. SOURCE: Adam McCalvy, MLB.com
Insight: His hamstring is feeling a little sore. Utility man Elian Herrera (.222, 0 HR, 0 RBI) will take the reigns in center field. Gomez (.313, 12 HR, 38 RBi) is day-to-day.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B6/15/2014 11:22:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee third baseman Aramis Ramirez should not be in your lineup Sunday. He's never been able to figure out Reds starter Mike Leake.
Insight: Ramirez is having a good month, hitting .297 with two homers, seven RBI and an .874 OPS, but he's 3-for-27 (.111) with four Ks against Leake.
Yovani Gallardo, SP6/14/2014 10:24:00 PM
Description: Brewers starter Yovani Gallardo took a no decision Saturday against the Reds despite allowing one run and striking out eight in seven innings.
Insight: Milwaukee turned a 1-0 deficit into a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the seventh to put Gallardo (4-4, 3.51 ERA, 4.26 FIP) in line for the win, but Will Smith gave up a game-tying homer to Billy Hamilton in the ninth. Gallardo used to be a strikeout-per-inning type of guy, but reduced velocity has forced him to go to the two-seam fastball more often. He's struck out 16 batters in his last two starts but has a 7.23 K/9 this season.
Ryan Braun, RF6/14/2014 10:19:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee right fielder Ryan Braun hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning Saturday against the Reds.
Insight: Braun went 8-for-48 (.167) with zero homers in his previous 11 games and 0-for-3 Saturday prior to taking a J.J. Hoover pitch to the opposite field. Braun is hitting .288 with 10 homers and 35 RBI this season.
Ryan Braun, RFCold6/14/2014 11:58:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee right fielder Ryan Braun is just 2-for-17 (.118) versus Cincinnati starter Mat Latos.
Insight: Braun has just two hits in his last 21 at-bats and faces a tough matchup. Avoid him.
Carlos Gomez, CFHot6/14/2014 11:54:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee center fielder Carlos Gomez is a career .533 hitter (8-for-15) with two home runs and seven RBI versus Reds starter Mat Latos.
Insight: Gomez is having another fine season, filling up the entire box score. He's batting .310 with 12 homers, 38 RBI, 44 runs, 11 steals and a .927 OPS. He's a must start against the just-off-the-disabled-list Latos.
Rickie Weeks, 2B6/13/2014 11:48:00 AM
Description: Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks has great numbers against Reds right-hander Homer Bailey and if he's in the starting lineup should be started.
Insight: He's 14-for-27 against him with two homers and eight RBI. Weeks (.290, 2 HR, 12 RBI) and Scooter Gennett (.285, 3 HR, 15 RBI) have been splitting time at second base, but we're guessing Weeks will get the start on Friday.
Scooter Gennett, 2B6/12/2014 4:03:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee 2B Scooter Gennett is not in Thursday's starting lineup. Rickie Weeks will make the start.
Insight: Gennett is batting .286 this season with a .750 OPS. In limited action, Weeks has hit better than he has in a couple of years, batting .307 with two homers, 11 RBI and an .808 OPS in 88 at-bats.
Jonathan Lucroy, CHot6/11/2014 10:30:00 PM
Description: Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy (3-for-5, two doubles) had another big night Wednesday against the Mets.
Insight: Lucroy (.341, 4 HR, 28 RBI) is having a monster season and he seems to be getting better by the month. He'll take a seven-game hitting streak into Thursday's series finale.
Marco Estrada, SPCold6/10/2014 10:05:00 PM
Description: Brewers starter Marco Estrada has allowed 20 home runs in 79 innings this season.
Insight: Estrada (4.56 ERA, 1.22 WHIP) allowed 1.3 HR/9 the past two seasons but still managed to post a 3.75 ERA in that span. This year, he's allowed 2.28 per nine innings and it's come back to bite him. He's allowed 10 HRs and 22 earned runs in his last 29 2/3 innings.
Jonathan Lucroy, CHot6/8/2014 5:53:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee catcher Jonathan Lucroy had a nice game Sunday against Pittsburgh.
Insight: Two of Lucroy's three hits Sunday went for extra bases. He's gone 9-for-20 over his last five games to raise his batting average from .324 to .335. That's good for second-best in the National League.
Yovani Gallardo, SP6/8/2014 5:02:00 PM
Description: Brewers starter Yovani Gallardo brought his "A" game to the park Sunday versus Pittsburgh.
Insight: He held the Pirates scoreless for seven innings, leaving after 121 pitches. The eight strikeouts Gallardo (4-4, 3.71 ERA) registered were a season-high. He'll try to push his record back over .500 in his next start Saturday against the Reds.
Khris Davis, LFHot6/7/2014 7:40:00 PM
Description: Brewers LF Khris Davis has hit .387 with seven doubles, six homers, 15 RBI, 16 runs and a 9/8 K/BB in his last 17 games.
Insight: Davis hit .215 with four home runs, 12 RBI and a horrific 44/3 K/BB in his first 39 games this season, but he's improved his plate discipline and found his power stroke.
Jean Segura, SS6/7/2014 9:50:00 AM
Description: Brewers shortstop Jean Segura has never managed to knock out a hit against Pittsburgh starter Edinson Volquez.
Insight: He's 0-for-11. After a great first half of 2013, Segura seems to have settled for mediocrity. He's batting .262 with two homers, 17 RBI and 12 steals. More is expected.
Carlos Gomez, CFHot6/7/2014 9:47:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee center fielder Carlos Gomez is a career .333 hitter with three home runs versus Pittsburgh starter Edinson Volquez.
Insight: Gomez is having another fine season, filling up the box score. He's batting .611 with 12 homers, 35 RBI, 41 runs, 11 steals and a .949 OPS.
Mark Reynolds, 1B6/4/2014 11:51:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee third baseman Mark Reynolds has struggled mightily (.133, 2-for-15, 10 strikeouts) against Minnesota right-hander Ricky Nolasco in his career.
Insight: While Reynolds has provided a source of cheap power (13 HR), it has come at the expense of a very low average (.205) and on-base percentage (.287). To further complicate things, the Brewers are activating Aramis Ramirez from the disabled list tonight and he's expected to play third, so it would be smart to sit Reynolds on the bench for this one.
Rickie Weeks, 2B6/4/2014 11:44:00 AM
Description: Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks has good numbers against Twins right-hander Ricky Nolasco.
Insight: He's 10-for-21 against him with two homers and four RBI. Weeks (.316, 2 HR, 10 RBI) and Scooter Gennett (.282, 3 HR, 15 RBI) have been splitting time at second base but we're guessing Weeks will get the start on Wednesday.
Jonathan Lucroy, C6/2/2014 10:32:00 PM
Description: Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy stroked three hits Monday in a win against the Twins.
Insight: Lucroy is having another impressive season, leading all big league catchers with a .325 batting average and a .483 slugging percentage. Don't be surprised if he gets invited to next month's All-Star Game in Minnesota.
Matt Garza, SP6/2/2014 10:28:00 PM
Description: Brewers right-hander Matt Garza cruised through Monday's start against Minnesota.
Insight: He fired 6 1/3 shutout innings, allowing just six hits and two walks. Garza (3-4, 4.42 ERA) now has 17 strikeouts over his last two outings. He'll get the ball again Saturday versus Pittsburgh.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B6/2/2014 8:53:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee 3B Aramis Ramirez will return from the disabled list Wednesday against Minnesota. SOURCE: Andrew Gruman, Fox Sports Wisconsin
Insight: Ramirez (.252, 5 HR, 21 RBI) has missed the last three weeks with a strained hamstring. Mark Reynolds (.208, 13 HR, 27 RBI) could see less playing time with Ramirez back in the lineup.
Ryan Braun, RFHot6/2/2014 2:48:00 PM
Description: It appears Milwaukee right fielder Ryan Braun is going to continue hitting in the No. 2 hole going forward.
Insight: Braun has been success in that spot, batting .469 with a 1.358 OPS in eight games. The Brewers are using Jonathan Lucroy in Braun's former spot (No. 3) following by Carlos Gomez and Khris Davis. The Milwaukee offense has scored six or more runs in six of the past seven games.
Kyle Lohse, SP6/1/2014 10:02:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee right-hander Kyle Lohse earned his eighth career shutout Sunday against the Cubs.
Insight: The most impressive part of Lohse's outing was that it only took him 93 pitches to get through nine innings. He's having one of his best seasons and should be started in all formats.
Scooter Gennett, 2B6/1/2014 9:54:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee 2B Scooter Gennett had a monster game Sunday against the Cubs.
Insight: All three of Gennett's hits went for extra bases. For fantasy purposes, Gennett (.281, 3 HR, 15 RBI) should only be started against right-handed pitching. He entered today with a pitiful .150 average against southpaws this season.
Lyle Overbay, 1B5/31/2014 10:46:00 AM
Description: Despite the nice lefty-righty matchup against Jason Hammel, Brewers first baseman Lyle Overbay has never hit him well with just three hits in 22 at-bats (.136).
Insight: We expect Mark Reynolds will get the call at first, but if Overbay is in the lineup you should avoid him.
Ryan Braun, RFHot5/31/2014 10:42:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee right fielder Ryan Braun is 5-for-11 (.455) against Cubs starter Jason Hammel.
Insight: Since returning from the oblique injury, braun is batting .333 in 15 games and .522 over the past five contests. Make him a must start.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B5/30/2014 6:16:00 PM
Description: Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez (hamstring) will start his rehab assignment Sunday, according to Andrew Gruman of foxsportswisconsin.com.
Insight: Ramirez (.252, 5 HR, 21 RBI) hasn't played since May 10 due to a strained hamstring. He's hoping to return during Milwaukee's series at Minnesota next week.
Jonathan Lucroy, C5/27/2014 4:28:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee catcher Jonathan Lucroy will make a fourth start at first base on Tuesday.
Insight: He should soon become eligible at 1B, though his value will always be as a catcher-eligible option. He's batting .330 with two homers, 21 RBI and 20 runs scored.
Khris Davis, LFHot5/26/2014 6:58:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee left fielder Khris Davis went 4-for-4 with a double, a solo homer, a walk and two runs Monday against the Orioles.
Insight: Davis has a horrific 49/6 K/BB this season but he's starting to show his power again. In his last 12 games, the outfielder has gone 15-for-44 (.341) with six doubles, three home runs and seven RBI. He's raised his average from .220 to .244 in the last three games.
Lyle Overbay, 1B5/26/2014 11:04:00 AM
Description: Brewers first baseman Lyle Overbay is a career .412 hitter (7-for-17) against Orioles starter Chris Tillman with three solo home runs.
Insight: Overbay is struggling, batting just .200 this season, but could surprise in this favorable matchup. Update: Overbay is in the starting lineup for Monday.
Lyle Overbay, 1B5/26/2014 7:26:00 AM
Description: Brewers first baseman Lyle Overbay is a career .412 hitter (7-for-17) against Orioles starter Chris Tillman with three solo home runs.
Insight: Overbay is struggling, batting just .200 this season, but could surprise in this favorable matchup.
Yovani Gallardo, SP5/26/2014 7:08:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee right-hander Yovani Gallardo missed Sunday's start against Miami and has been rescheduled for Wednesday against Baltimore according to his manager.
Insight: Gallardo (2-3, 3.51 ERA) sprained his ankle last time out against Atlanta.
Jonathan Lucroy, CHot5/25/2014 8:23:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee catcher Jonathan Lucroy has batted .407 in his last 16 games.
Insight: He went 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles and a triple Sunday against the Marlins and is now batting .331 with an .891 OPS on the year. He's tied for second in the majors with 20 doubles.
Ryan Braun, RF5/25/2014 8:19:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee right fielder Ryan Braun went 4-for-5 with a double, a triple, one RBI and two runs Sunday at Miami.
Insight: Braun aggravated his oblique injury this past week and has hit just one homer in 11 games since he came off the disabled list, but he showed positive signs Sunday.
Jimmy Nelson, SP5/25/2014 10:29:00 AM
Description: Jimmy Nelson will make his second major league start Sunday against the Marlins.
Insight: He's filling in for Yovani Gallardo who had his turn skipped because of an ankle injury. Nelson has pitched well for Triple-A Nashville (5-1, 1.71 ERA in nine starts) but as we all know, that doesn't guarantee success at the major league level.
Ryan Braun, RF5/24/2014 1:26:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee right fielder Ryan Braun (oblique) is back in the lineup for Saturday's game against Miami.
Insight: Beware the oblique injury. It frequently causes hitters to protect themselves while swinging and may reduce Braun (.289, 7 HR, 19 RBI) to a singles hitter for a while.
Jean Segura, SS5/24/2014 11:11:00 AM
Description: Brewers shortstop Jean Segura has stolen four bases without being caught against Miami starter Jacob Turner.
Insight: If you need steals, Segura should be a good option for Saturday. Segura is also 3-for-6 in their limited matchups.
Carlos Gomez, CFHot5/23/2014 10:34:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee center fielder Carlos Gomez belted four hits Friday in a win over Miami.
Insight: He's gone seven for his last ten with four extra base hits. Gomez's batting average (.312) is the highest it's been since April 21st.
Mark Reynolds, 1B5/23/2014 10:25:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee first baseman Mark Reynolds slugged two homers Friday in a win against the Marlins.
Insight: Reynolds has stayed true to his all or nothing reputation, homering 11 times this season while striking out in almost 40 percent of his at bats. Five of those 11 blasts have come in the month of May.
Ryan Braun, RF5/23/2014 8:49:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee right fielder Ryan Braun hopes to be back on Saturday. He missed tonight's game with an oblique injury. SOURCE: Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
Insight: The Brewers are doing fine without him tonight as they lead Miami 8-2 in the seventh inning. Logan Schafer (.203, 0 HR, 6 RBI) will move back to the bench when Braun returns.
Yovani Gallardo, SP5/23/2014 7:17:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee right-hander Yovani Gallardo is doubtful for Sunday's start against Miami. SOURCE: Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Insight: He sprained his ankle last time out against Atlanta. If Gallardo (2-3, 3.51 ERA) is scratched, Jimmy Nelson (5-1, 1.71 ERA in nine starts for Triple-A Nashville) would likely start in his place.
Ryan Braun, RF5/23/2014 5:48:00 PM
Description: Brewers right fielder Ryan Braun won't play Friday against Miami. SOURCE: Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Insight: Braun (.289, 7 HR, 19 RBI) aggravated his oblique injury Thursday against Atlanta. Injuries have limited the five-time All-Star to just 121 at bats this season.
Carlos Gomez, CF5/23/2014 5:43:00 PM
Description: Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez has returned to the starting lineup.
Insight: He sat out Thursday because of a sore lower back. Gomez (.298, 10 HR, 23 RBI) has been all or nothing lately. In his last ten at bats, he has four hits with six strikeouts. We'll see if the trend continues Friday versus Miami.
Ryan Braun, RF5/22/2014 9:48:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee right fielder Ryan Braun had to come out of Thursday night's game after feeling tightness in his side. SOURCE: Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Insight: It sounds like Braun may have aggravated the oblique injury he suffered last month. Elian Herrera (.239, 0 HR, 0 RBI) has come on to take his place in right field.
Carlos Gomez, CF5/22/2014 6:17:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee center fielder Carlos Gomez won't be available Thursday against Atlanta. SOURCE: Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Insight: Back issues have had Gomez (.298, 1 HR, 2 RBI) in and out of the lineup for the past week. Hopefully he won't need a stint on the disabled list.
Lyle Overbay, 1B5/22/2014 3:46:00 PM
Description: Brewers first baseman Lyle Overbay is a career .440 hitter (11-for-25) against Braves starter Aaron Harang and draws the start on Thursday.
Insight: Overbay is struggling, batting just .200 this season and is hitless in his last four games.
Jonathan Lucroy, C5/22/2014 10:21:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee catcher Jonathan Lucroy is a career 0-for-10 against Braves right-hander Aaron Harang.
Insight: Despite hitting just two homers this season, Lucroy is a viable top-10 fantasy catcher with a .848 OPS, 15 doubles, 17 runs and 16 RBI. Thursday, however, is a matchup to avoid.
Carlos Gomez, CF5/21/2014 10:02:00 PM
Description: Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez had just two hits and five Ks in 11 at-bats against Atlanta starter Ervin Santana entering Wednesday's game, but he went 3-for-5 and hit a two-run homer off Santana.
Insight: Gomez has 22 extra-base hits, 10 home runs, 23 RBI, 29 runs and seven steals this season. He's hitting .298, but that will come down because he has a 27.4 percent K rate and isn't going to hit .374 on balls in play all year.
Mark Reynolds, 1B 5/21/2014 10:01:00 PM
Description: Brewers first baseman Mark Reynolds hit a first-inning grand slam off Braves starter Ervin Santana Wednesday night.
Insight: Reynolds has nine homers and 19 RBI to go with his putrid .202 average and 50 Ks in 129 at-bats.
Kyle Lohse, SPHot5/21/2014 9:58:00 PM
Description: Brewers starter Kyle Lohse struck out eight batters with zero walks over eight innings of four-hit ball in a 6-1 win Wednesday night at Atlanta.
Insight: Lohse is now 6-1 on the year with a 2.67 ERA and a 1.05 WHIP. For the third straight season, he has a BB/9 under 2.0, and he also has a career-high 7.22 K/9.
Carlos Gomez, CF5/21/2014 1:00:00 PM
Description: Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez does a lot of things well. Hitting against Braves starter Ervin Santana is not one of them.
Insight: He's just 2-for-11 against him with five strikeouts. Gomez (.288, 9 HR, 21 RBI, 7 SB) whiffed four times yesterday and we wouldn't expect him to fare much better Wednesday with Santana pitching for Atlanta.
Yovani Gallardo, SP5/20/2014 10:59:00 PM
Description: Brewers starter Yovani Gallardo has been diagnosed with a sprained left ankle, according to the team's Twitter.
Insight: Gallardo's left foot slipped on the mound as he tried to leap and catch a high chopper and he had to leave Tuesday's game. He allowed four hits, three walks and four runs in 3 1/3 innings and has a 3.51 ERA and 41 Ks in 59 innings this season.
Yovani Gallardo, SP 5/20/2014 8:48:00 PM
Description: Brewers starter Yovani Gallardo exited Tuesday's start with an apparent foot injury, according to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Insight: Gallardo's left foot slipped on the mound as he tried to leap and catch a high chopper. He allowed four hits, three walks and four runs in 3 1/3 innings and has a 3.51 ERA and 41 Ks in 59 innings this season.
Scooter Gennett, 2BCold5/20/2014 2:48:00 PM
Description: Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett is back in the lineup after watching Rickie Weeks go 0-for-4 on Monday night.
Insight: Gennett is batting .267 with 12 runs scored and a pair of homers, but most of the damage was done early in the season. He's batting just .227 over the past 14 days and 0-for-9 in the recent Cubs series.
Carlos Gomez, CF5/20/2014 2:47:00 PM
Description: Finally good news for Milwaukee center fielder Carlos Gomez's fantasy owners. He appears to have come out of Monday's game without a hitch and is in Tuesday's starting lineup.
Insight: Gomez has dealt with a suspension, back tightness and a stomach virus this month and played just two games over the past eight days. He should be installed in all fantasy lineups.
Wily Peralta, SP5/19/2014 10:16:00 PM
Description: Brewers starter Wily Peralta was not sharp Monday at Atlanta.
Insight: Peralta walked a season-high four batters and allowed nine hits. However, he made it through five innings while allowing three runs (two earned). His BB/9 of 2.18 is still much lower than last year's 3.58, and he has a 2.18 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP.
Jonathan Lucroy, C5/19/2014 3:38:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee catcher Jonathan Lucroy will make a second start at first base on Monday night.
Insight: Martin Maldonado (.333 2 HR, 4 RBI in 10 games) will be behind the plate. Despite hitting just two homers this season, Lucroy is a viable top-10 fantasy catcher with a .794 OPS, 16 runs and 16 RBI. He would probably not be a fantasy-worthy first baseman.
Carlos Gomez, CF5/19/2014 3:35:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee center fielder Carlos Gomez is in the lineup for Monday's game against Atlanta.
Insight: Gomez has dealt with a suspension, back tightness and a stomach virus this month and played just one game over the past seven days. He missed Saturday due to the back and Sunday due to illness. He's a box score filler and should be back in all fantasy lineups tonight.
Carlos Gomez, CF5/19/2014 11:17:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee center fielder Carlos Gomez is questionable for Monday's game against Atlanta.
Insight: Gomez has dealt with a suspension, back tightness and a stomach virus this month and played just one game over the past seven days. He missed Saturday due to the back and Sunday due to illness. He's a box score filler and should be back in the lineup soon.
Ryan Braun, RF5/19/2014 10:31:00 AM
Description: Brewers right fielder Ryan Braun is hitless in seven at-bats against Braves starter Mike Minor with three strikeouts.
Insight: Braun is 5-for-18 (.278) since returning from an oblique injury, but with just one extra-base hit (a double). Eventually, he'll start hitting the long ball again, but sometimes it takes a while before the player is confident enough to take a full swing.
Carlos Gomez, CF5/18/2014 12:36:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee center fielder Carlos Gomez (back, illness) is not in the lineup Sunday, according to Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Insight: Gomez hurt his back on May 13, served a three-game suspension from May 14-16 and remained out of the lineup Saturday due to the injury. He's also dealing with flu-like symptoms.
Carlos Gomez, CF5/17/2014 1:40:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee center fielder Carlos Gomez has served his three-game suspension, but is not in Saturday's lineup, according to the team.
Insight: Gomez was just 1-for-15 (.067) with five strikeouts versus Cubs starter Edwin Jackson, so perhaps they figured to let him come back on Sunday instead. He's having another solid season, batting .290 with nine homers, 21 RBI, 27 runs and seven steals.
Ryan Braun, RF5/17/2014 11:27:00 AM
Description: Brewers right fielder Ryan Braun is back in the lineup for Saturday's game after missing Friday night.
Insight: Braun is 3-for-10 since returning from an oblique injury, but still without an extra-base hit. It's sometime a factor with rib cage injuries that the player is overly cautious at the start.
Carlos Gomez, CF5/17/2014 9:52:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee center fielder Carlos Gomez should be back from his three-game suspension, but has an unfavorable matchup on Saturday.
Insight: Gomez is just 1-for-15 (.067) with five strikeouts versus Cubs starter Edwin Jackson. He's having another solid season, batting .290 with nine homers, 21 RBI, 27 runs and seven steals, but should be avoided on Saturday.
Carlos Gomez, CF5/16/2014 1:03:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee center fielder Carlos Gomez says his back is feeling better and he should be ready to go Saturday when his three-game suspension ends, according to Brewers beat writer Todd Rosiak.
Insight: Gomez exited Tuesday night's game in the sixth inning because of lower back tightness and might not have played even if he wasn't suspended. He's having another solid season, batting .290 with nine homers, 21 RBI, 27 runs and seven steals.
Ryan Braun, RF5/16/2014 11:56:00 AM
Description: Brewers right fielder Ryan Braun is a career .438 hitter (7-for-16) with two homers and a 1.401 OPS against Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija.
Insight: Braun is 3-for-10 since returning from an oblique injury, but still without an extra-base hit. It's sometime a factor with rib cage injuries that the player is overly cautious at the start. For that reason we won't recommend Braun despite the favorable matchup. Update: Braun is not in Friday's starting lineup.
Jonathan Lucroy, C5/16/2014 9:46:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee catcher Jonathan Lucroy could be a candidate for the afternoon off as he's just 1-for-15 (.067) with seven strikeouts against Cubs right-hander Jeff Samardzija.
Insight: Despite hitting just two homers this season, Lucroy is a viable top-10 fantasy catcher with an .815 OPS, 15 runs and 15 RBI. Friday, however is an unfavorable matchup.
Ryan Braun, RF5/16/2014 9:42:00 AM
Description: Brewers right fielder Ryan Braun is a career .438 hitter (7-for-16) with two homers and a 1.401 OPS against Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija.
Insight: Braun is 3-for-10 since returning from an oblique injury, but still without an extra-base hit. It's sometime a factor with rib cage injuries that the player is overly cautious at the start. For that reason we won't recommend Braun despite the favorable matchup.
Rickie Weeks, 2BHot5/15/2014 10:20:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee second baseman Rickie Weeks clubbed three hits Thursday in a win over the Pirates.
Insight: His hitting streak is up to seven games. The 31-year-old carries a remarkable .684 batting average in 19 May at bats.
Mark Reynolds, 1BCold5/15/2014 11:54:00 AM
Description: Brewers first baseman Mark Reynolds will get plenty of time at third base with Aramis Ramirez sidelined by injury.
Insight: Reynolds has batted .220 with eight homers, 15 RBI, 42 strikeouts and an .755 OPS in 109 at-bats this season, bue is hitless in the first two games of the series with the Pirates.
Carlos Gomez, CF5/15/2014 9:39:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee center fielder Carlos Gomez dropped his appeal of a three-game suspension and will be eligible to play on Saturday.
Insight: Gomez exited Tuesday night's game in the sixth inning because of lower back tightness so the three days on the sidelines will serve as rest for his back. He's having another solid season, batting .290 with nine homers, 21 RBI, 27 runs and seven steals.
Ryan Braun, RF5/15/2014 9:30:00 AM
Description: Brewers right fielder Ryan Braun is a career .367 hitter with four homers and a 1.222 OPS against Pittsburgh left-hander Wandy Rodriguez.
Insight: Braun is 2-for-6 since returning from an oblique injury without an extra-base hit. It's sometime a factor with rib cage injuries that the player is overly cautious at the start. His power will eventually return.
Ryan Braun, RF5/14/2014 5:37:00 PM
Description: Brewers right fielder Ryan Braun (oblique) is in the lineup Wednesday night. According to Andrew Gruman of foxsportswisconsin.com, manager Ron Roenicke says he hopes to play Braun longer Wednesday than he did Tuesday.
Insight: Braun was removed from the lineup after six innings Tuesday, but it was planned by manager Ron Roenicke because the outfielder was just activated from the DL earlier in the day.
Carlos Gomez, CF5/14/2014 4:05:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee center fielder Carlos Gomez isn't starting Wednesday's game against Pittsburgh. SOURCE: Adam McCalvy, MLB.com
Insight: Gomez exited last night's game in the sixth inning because of lower back tightness. Elian Herrera (.276, 0 HR, 0 RBI) will start in his place.
Carlos Gomez, CF5/14/2014 12:00:00 PM
Description: If Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez plays Wednesday, he'll get to face Pirates left-hander Francisco Liriano. That's always been a pretty good matchup for Gomez.
Insight: He's hitting .500 against him in 19 career at bats. Gomez (.290, 9 HR, 21 RBI) tweaked his back yesterday so there's no guarantee he'll be in the lineup. He's also still on the hook for a three-game suspension though the league has taken forever to process his appeal.
Ryan Braun, RF5/13/2014 10:39:00 PM
Description: Brewers right fielder Ryan Braun was taken out after six innings Tuesday against Pittsburgh. SOURCE: Adam McCalvy, MLB.com
Insight: Supposedly manager Ron Roenicke made mention before the game that Braun might not play the whole game in his first day back from the disabled list. Elian Herrera (.250, 0 Hr, 0 RBI) has come on to take Braun's place in right field.
Carlos Gomez, CF5/13/2014 10:05:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee center fielder Carlos Gomez left Tuesday's game against Pittsburgh with lower back tightness. SOURCE: Adam McCalvy, MLB.com
Insight: Logan Schafer replaced him in center field at the start of the sixth inning. Gomez (.290, 9 HR, 21 RBI) walked, struck out and was hit by a pitch in his only three plate appearances. Consider him day-to-day.
Khris Davis, LFCold5/13/2014 6:23:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee left fielder Khris Davis is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Pirates
Insight: Davis has gone 6-for-49 (.122) with 15 Ks over his last 13 games and is down to .212 on the season. Logan Schafter is starting in his place Tuesday.
Carlos Gomez, CF5/13/2014 5:04:00 PM
Description: Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez is in the lineup Tuesday, according to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. He's gone 5-for-11 against Pittsburgh starter Gerrit Cole.
Insight: Gomez was hit with a pitch on Sunday, but he did not leave the game and his X-rays came back negative. Gomez (.292, 9 HR, 21 RBI, 26 runs, 6 SB) is facing a three-game suspension for his role in a bench-clearing brawl that started when he admired a long shot off Cole on April 20, but MLB hasn't announced a decision on his appeal.
Ryan Braun, RF5/13/2014 4:49:00 PM
Description: Brewers right fielder Ryan Braun (oblique) has been activated from the disabled list and is in Tuesday's starting lineup, batting third.
Insight: Braun (.318, 6 HR, 18 RBI in 22 games) should be back in every fantasy lineup tonight.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B5/13/2014 4:48:00 PM
Description: The Brewers have placed 3B Aramis Ramirez on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 11.
Insight: Ramirez (.252, 5 HR, 21 RBI) strained his right hamstring Saturday in a win against the Yankees. Mark Reynolds will handle third base during his absence and could make for an interesting fantasy option because of his home run potential (8 HR in 102 at bats this season).
Carlos Gomez, CF5/13/2014 11:01:00 AM
Description: If Milwaukee center fielder Carlos Gomez plays on Tuesday he has a nice matchup against Pittsburgh right-hander Gerrit Cole (5-for-11).
Insight: Gomez was hit with a pitch on Sunday, but did not leave the game and his X-rays came back negative. Gomez (.292, 9 HR, 21 RBI, 26 runs, 6 SB) is also appealing a possible three-game suspension.
Carlos Gomez, CF5/11/2014 7:32:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee center fielder Carlos Gomez injured his wrist Sunday in a win over the Yankees. SOURCE: Andrew Gruman, Fox Sports Wisconsin
Insight: Fortunately for fantasy owners, his X-rays came back negative and he's day-to-day. Gomez (.292, 9 HR, 21 RBI, 6 SB) did not have to leave the game. Keep in mind, he's also appealing a three-game suspension. A decision on that front could be coming within the next 24 hours.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B5/11/2014 5:37:00 PM
Description: Though the move hasn't officially been made, the Brewers will place 3B Aramis Ramirez on the 15-day DL. SOURCE: Adam McCalvy, MLB.com
Insight: Ramirez (.252, 5 HR, 21 RBI) strained his right hamstring Saturday in a win against the Yankees. Mark Reynolds will handle third base during his absence and could make for an interesting fantasy option because of his home run potential (8 HR in 101 at bats this season).
Scooter Gennett, 2B5/11/2014 12:38:00 PM
Description: Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett will get Sunday off.
Insight: Gennett is batting .282 with 12 runs scored and a pair of homers and playing almost everyday. Rickie Weeks will get the start.
Rickie Weeks, 2B5/11/2014 12:35:00 PM
Description: Brewers backup second baseman Rickie Weeks will get a rare start on Sunday replacing Scooter Gennett.
Insight: Weeks was asked to play the outfield and refused, so his playing time has been reduced to 39 at-bats through the Brewers first 37 games.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B5/11/2014 10:06:00 AM
Description: Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez was diagnosed with a strained left hamstring and is doubtful for Sunday's game against the New York Yankees.
Insight: Ramirez suffered the injury in the top of the fourth inning Saturday night when he ranged far off the third base bag for a ground ball. Ramirez had his first multi-hit game since April 16 before exiting.
Jonathan Lucroy, C5/10/2014 10:13:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee catcher Jonathan Lucroy hit his first home run since April 4 Saturday against the Yankees.
Insight: Despite hitting just two homers this season, Lucroy has an .809 OPS because he's batted .298 with 12 doubles and 13 walks.
Carlos Gomez, CF5/10/2014 10:10:00 PM
Description: Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez struck out three times Saturday against the Yankees but also hit a solo homer.
Insight: Gomez has become a legitimate power hitter the last three years, hitting 19 homers over 415 at-bats in 2012, 24 in 536 last season and nine in 151 this year. Gomez hit just 25 homers over 1,539 at-bats in his first five MLB seasons.
Aramis Ramirez, 3BCold5/10/2014 8:51:00 PM
Description: Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez was diagnosed with a strained left hamstring, according to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Insight: Ramirez suffered the injury in the top of the fourth inning Saturday night when he ranged far off the third base bag for a ground ball. Ramirez had his first multi-hit game since April 16 before exiting. He entered Saturday's game having gone 3-for-46 (.065) in his last 13 games.
Aramis Ramirez, 3BCold5/10/2014 8:32:00 PM
Description: Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez left Saturday's game against the Yankees with an apparent left hamstring injury, according to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Insight: Ramirez ranged far off the third base bag for a ground ball and limped off the field in the top of the fourth inning. Ramirez had his first multi-hit game since April 16 before exiting. He entered Saturday's game having gone 3-for-46 (.065) in his last 13 games.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B5/10/2014 1:02:00 PM
Description: Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez, who is in the midst of a long slump, is a career .526 hitter (10-for-19) against CC Sabathia.
Insight: Ramirez is batting just .240 with four homers and 20 RBI after hitting .154 over his last 23 games. He's a career .285 hitter.
Mike Fiers, SP5/8/2014 2:47:00 PM
Description: Brewers minor league starter Mike Fiers has a 1.86 ERA and a 51/5 K/BB in 38 2/3 innings with Triple-A Nashville this season.
Insight: Fiers had a 3.74 ERA, a 1.26 WHIP and 135/36 K/BB in 127 2/3 innings as a 27-year-old rookie in 2012 but imploded early in 2013 (7.25 ERA, 1.52 WHIP in 22 1/3) before breaking his right forearm. He appears to be back on track in the PCL.
Ryan Braun, RF5/7/2014 4:08:00 PM
Description: Brewers right fielder Ryan Braun (oblique) is on track to return on May 13, according to Adam McCalvy of mlb.com.
Insight: Braun took batting practice on the field Wednesday afternoon and is expected to spend the minimum amount of time on the disabled list.
Wily Peralta, SPHot5/7/2014 3:59:00 PM
Description: Brewers starter Wily Peralta gave up 11 hits in six innings but didn't walk a batter and gave up just two earned runs Wednesday against Arizona.
Insight: Last year, Peralta (4-2, 2.17 ERA) would have imploded on a day when he gave up 11 hits. In fact, it happened twice and he gave up six earned runs both times. He stranded just 66.6 percent of his baserunners last season, but has posted an 83 percent strand rate in 2014 while also walking 1.81 fewer batters per nine innings.
Aramis Ramirez, 3BCold5/7/2014 11:06:00 AM
Description: Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez, who is in the midst of a 2-for-38 (.053) slump, won't start Wednesday against Arizona.
Insight: Ramirez has hit .224 in 76 career at-bats against Diamondbacks starter Bronson Arroyo, so he'll get a day off to clear his head.
Carlos Gomez, CF5/7/2014 9:58:00 AM
Description: Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez has picked up three hits in 20 career at-bats (.150) against Arizona starter Bronson Arroyo.
Insight: Arroyo has struck out Gomez six times. Coming off a 24-homer, 40-steal season in 2013, Gomez already has eight home runs and four steals in 2014. However, he has struggled against Arroyo.
Mark Reynolds, 1B5/7/2014 9:55:00 AM
Description: Brewers first baseman Mark Reynolds has hit .357 with two homers against Arizona starter Bronson Arroyo.
Insight: Reynolds has batted .233 with seven homers, 12 RBI, 34 strikeouts and an .821 OPS in 86 at-bats this season.
Aramis Ramirez, 3BCold5/7/2014 9:51:00 AM
Description: Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez, who is in the midst of a 2-for-38 (.053) slump, won't catch a break Wednesday against Arizona with Bronson Arroyo on the mound.
Insight: Ramirez has played in the NL Central his entire career and Arroyo spent the past eight seasons with Cincinnati, so the Brewers third baseman has accumulated 76 at-bats against Arroyo. In those at-bats, he's batted .224.
Marco Estrada, SP5/7/2014 9:33:00 AM
Description: Brewers starter Marco Estrada allowed four runs in six innings Tuesday against Arizona.
Insight: Estrada allowed two homers for the third straight start and has given up nine taters in 43 1/3 innings this season. The right-hander has succeeded in the past three years despite allowing a ton of home runs -- 1.2 HR/9, 3.84 ERA -- but he won't maintain a 3.53 ERA for long if he continues to serve up 1.87 homers per nine innings.
Jean Segura, SS5/6/2014 2:19:00 PM
Description: Brewers shortstop Jean Segura went 2-for-5 with a homer and two RBI Monday against the Diamondbacks.
Insight: In Segura's last 324 plate appearances going back to July 23 last season, he has walked just 10 times and batted .240 with three home runs.
Carlos Gomez, CF5/5/2014 8:10:00 PM
Description: Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez will now have his appeal heard on Friday. SOURCE: Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Insight: He was supposed to have the appeal heard today but obviously that wasn't the case. Gomez may have his three-game suspension reduced but we doubt he'll have it completely overturned. Gomez (.280, 7 HR, 17 RBI) should know his fate by the beginning of next week.
Ryan Braun, RF5/3/2014 12:57:00 PM
Description: As expected, the Brewers have placed right fielder Ryan Braun on the 15-day disabled list.
Insight: A strained oblique has kept him out of commission for almost a week. Logan Schafer was activated in the corresponding roster move. The move to put Braun on the DL was made retroactive to April 27th, so he'll be eligible to return on May 12th.
Wily Peralta, SPHot5/3/2014 9:54:00 AM
Description: Brewers starter Wily Peralta improved to 4-1 Friday with a win over Cincinnati.
Insight: He allowed just three hits over eight shutout innings. The right-hander has turned in a quality start in each of his last five appearances.
Ryan Braun, RF5/2/2014 7:46:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee manager Ron Roenicke hinted Friday that Ryan Braun could be headed to the DL. SOURCE: Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Insight: He's made very little progress since straining his oblique on Saturday and the team wants to make room for Logan Schafer on the active roster. If the Brewers do end up placing Braun on the disabled list, the five-time All-Star would be eligible to return a week from Sunday.
Matt Garza, SP5/2/2014 7:22:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee right-hander Matt Garza is good to go for Monday's game with Arizona. SOURCE: Ceese Carcieri, The Game Changer
Insight: He suffered a bruised thumb in his last start but was able to throw a successful bullpen session on Friday. Garza isn't off to a great start (1-3, 5.00 ERA in 36 innings) but we're confident he'll be able to turn things around. He's finished with an ERA lower than four each of his last seven seasons.
Ryan Braun, RF5/2/2014 5:13:00 PM
Description: Brewers right fielder Ryan Braun isn't available for Friday's game against Cincinnati. SOURCE: Brewers on Twitter
Insight: It's the fifth game he's missed with an oblique strain. If this keeps up, Braun (.318, 6 HR, 18 RBI) could be headed to the disabled list.
Carlos Gomez, CF5/2/2014 4:54:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee center fielder Carlos Gomez will have his appeal heard on Monday. SOURCE: Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Insight: He's appealing a three-game suspension for his involvement in a bench clearing brawl last weekend against the Pirates. Gomez is off to a hot start with seven homers, 17 RBI and four stolen bases in his first 29 games.
Jim Henderson, SP5/2/2014 11:46:00 AM
Description: Brewers relief pitcher Jim Henderson has been placed on the 15-day disabled list.
Insight: After losing the closer's job to Francisco Rodriguez, his fantasy value is minimal. He's not likely to get the job back anytime soon as Rodriguez has been unhittable (0.00 ERA, 13 saves).
Aramis Ramirez, 3B5/2/2014 10:08:00 AM
Description: Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez (elbow), back after missing a couple of games, is in an unfavorable matchup on Friday.
Insight: Ramirez is batting .265 with three homers and 19 RBI this season, but is just 3-for-24 (.125) with no homers and no RBI in his career matchups against Cincinnati's Mike Leake.
Jean Segura, SS5/1/2014 6:37:00 PM
Description: Brewers shortstop Jean Segura has returned to the starting lineup for Thursday's game against Cincinnati. SOURCE: Adam McCalvy, MLB.com
Insight: He's come off the bench the last few games. Segura underwent plastic surgery this past weekend after getting hit in the face. He's off to a so-so start with just one homer and five RBI through his first 25 games. Segura does have five stolen bases, though he's also been caught four times.
Ryan Braun, RF5/1/2014 2:46:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee right fielder Ryan Braun (.318, 6 HR, 18 RBI) is once again sidelined and doesn't appear any closer to returning from a strained oblique.
Insight: Thursday will be Braun's fourth consecutive absence. It's only a matter of time before he lands on the disabled list. Fantasy owners shouldn't expect to have Braun back anytime soon.
Mark Reynolds, 1B5/1/2014 2:46:00 PM
Description: Brewers first baseman Mark Reynolds will make his second outfield start of the season on Thursday.
Insight: Reynolds has six homers this season, though of course he's hitting a lowly .224 with 31 Ks in 76 at-bats. He's been platooning at first base with Lyle Overbay, but the injury to Ryan Braun allows both men to be in the lineup.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B5/1/2014 2:42:00 PM
Description: Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez is back in the starting lineup for Thursday's game against Cincinnati.
Insight: He had sat out the last two games with a stiff elbow. Ramirez is batting .277 with three homers and 19 RBI this season.
Carlos Gomez, CF5/1/2014 10:38:00 AM
Description: Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez has struggled against Reds starter Homer Bailey, going just 3-for-20 (.150) over his career.
Insight: Gomez is off to a solid start, batting .288 with six homers, 14 RBI, 18 runs and four steals. He leads the NL in total bases (66).
Jean Segura, SS5/1/2014 9:58:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee shortstop Jean Segura is expected to return to the starting lineup for Thursday, according to manager Ron Roenicke.
Insight: He pinch-hit on Tuesday and played an inning in the field on Wednesday. Segura got popped in the face by an errant Ryan Braun swing a couple days ago. He's been a bit of a disappointment so far, batting .236 with one homer, five RBI, 11 runs scored and five steals.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B5/1/2014 9:57:00 AM
Description: Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez is probable for Thursday's game against Cincinnati.
Insight: He's been out with a stiff elbow after being hit by a pitch, but said he would return. Ramirez is batting .277 with three homers and 19 RBI.
Mark Reynolds, 1B4/30/2014 7:23:00 PM
Description: Brewers first baseman Mark Reynolds went 1-for-2 with a homer, two walks and two RBI Wednesday at St. Louis.
Insight: Reynolds has six homers this season, though of course he's hitting .224 with 31 Ks in 76 at-bats. The first baseman hit a homer every 15.2 at-bats from 2008-11 and averaged 35 per season in that span, but one every 20.5 at-bats in 2012-13. Obviously, his low batting average was much more tolerable from 2008-11. So far, though, his power is back.
Matt Garza, SP4/30/2014 7:13:00 PM
Description: Brewers starter Matt Garza (thumb) expects to be ready for his next start, according to Adam McCalvy of mlb.com.
Insight: Garza left Wednesday's start with a right thumb contusion, which he suffered during an at-bat in the fourth inning. He allowed five hits, four walks and five earned runs in three innings Wednesday at St. Louis and is 1-3 with a 5.00 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP this season.
Matt Garza, SP4/30/2014 4:00:00 PM
Description: Brewers starter Matt Garza suffered a bruised thumb Wednesday against the Cardinals. SOURCE: Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Insight: He had to leave in the bottom of the fourth inning. Garza allowed five runs on five hits before exiting. He also walked four batters. It's unknown if the injury will prevent Garza (1-2, 5.00 ERA) from making his next start Monday versus Arizona.
Jean Segura, SS4/30/2014 11:54:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee shortstop Jean Segura isn't starting Wednesday versus St. Louis. SOURCE: Adam McCalvy, MLB.com
Insight: He pinch-hit on Tuesday and should be healthy enough to do the same on Wednesday. Segura got popped in the face by an errant Ryan Braun swing a couple days ago but he seems to be making good progress in his recovery. Jeff Bianchi (.176, 0 HR, 3 RBI) will draw another start at shortstop for the first-place Brewers.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B4/30/2014 11:51:00 AM
Description: The Brewers will once again be without third baseman Aramis Ramirez Wednesday against the Cardinals. SOURCE: Adam McCalvy, MLB.com
Insight: He's out with a stiff elbow. Power-hitting infielder Mark Reynolds (.216, 5 HR, 9 RBI) will get the nod at third base.
Ryan Braun, RF4/30/2014 11:46:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee right fielder Ryan Braun doesn't appear any closer to returning from a strained oblique. SOURCE: Adam McCalvy, MLB.com
Insight: He isn't starting Wednesday's game against St. Louis. Braun's slow recovery will probably lead to a stint on the disabled list. Fantasy owners shouldn't expect to have him in the lineup anytime soon.
Carlos Gomez, CF4/30/2014 11:18:00 AM
Description: Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez has had almost no success against Cardinals starter Shelby Miller (1-for-13, five strikeouts).
Insight: The one hit he did have against Miller was only a single. Despite homering in last night's game, Gomez (.288, 6 HR, 14 RBI) has now struck out five times in his last ten at bats. Fantasy owners would be wise to avoid him on Wednesday.
Jean Segura, SS4/30/2014 10:32:00 AM
Description: Brewers shortstop Jean Segura came in as a pinch hitter Tuesday night against St. Louis.
Insight: It was Segura's first appearance since taking a bat to the face Saturday against the Cubs. It's encouraging to see him back so soon, even if it was only for one at bat. He should return to the starting lineup within the next few days.
Jean Segura, SS4/29/2014 5:29:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee shortstop Jean Segura (face) will sit out again Tuesday, according to Adam McCalvy of mlb.com.
Insight: Segura underwent plastic surgery after teammate Ryan Braun accidentally hit him in the face with a bat while taking practice swings in the dugout during Saturday's game. He avoided a concussion and a fracture but sustained a deep gash near his right eye.
Jonathan Lucroy, C4/29/2014 5:28:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee catcher Jonathan Lucroy will get a day off Tuesday, according to Adam McCalvy of mlb.com.
Insight: It's a routine rest day for Lucroy. The catcher is hitting .297 with one homer and eight RBI this season.
Ryan Braun, RF4/29/2014 4:35:00 PM
Description: Brewers right fielder Ryan Braun has an oblique strain rather than an intercostal strain and is not in Tuesday's starting lineup.
Insight: With Aramis Ramirez and Jean Segura also sidelined the Brewers will be hard-pressed to score runs against Lance Lynn.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B4/29/2014 4:30:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee third baseman Aramis Ramirez (elbow) is not in Tuesday's starting lineup against St. Louis.
Insight: Ramirez was hit with two pitches in Monday night's game and left after the second one. The 35-year-old also is mired in a 0-for-19 slump over the past six games.
Yovani Gallardo, SPHot4/28/2014 10:46:00 PM
Description: Brewers starter Yovani Gallardo appeared to jam his right hand while diving back to second base on a pickoff attempt in the top of the sixth, and he immediately allowed two homers in the following half inning.
Insight: It's unclear how much Gallardo was affected by the injury. The 28-year-old finished the inning with 98 pitches and Milwaukee took him out. He has a 1.91 ERA in 37 2/3 innings but has struck out just 25 batters.
Aramis Ramirez, 3BCold4/28/2014 10:40:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee third baseman Aramis Ramirez picked up an RBI in the seventh inning Monday when Cardinals pitcher Pat Neshek hit him with a pitch with the bases loaded, but he also had to leave the game.
Insight: Ramirez took the pitch off his left elbow. The 35-year-old also is mired in a 0-for-19 slump, but that's a lesser concern right now, especially for the Brewers with Ryan Braun (oblique) and Jean Segura (face) already out.
Ryan Braun, RF4/28/2014 6:19:00 PM
Description: Brewers right fielder Ryan Braun has an oblique strain rather than an intercostal strain, according to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Insight: The team changed the diagnosis after Sunday's MRI. The Brewers will consider placing him on the DL if he doesn't improve in a few days.
Jean Segura, SS4/28/2014 5:11:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee shortstop Jean Segura (face) is not in the starting lineup Monday, according to Adam McCalvy of mlb.com.
Insight: Segura will need plastic surgery after teammate Ryan Braun accidentally hit him in the face with a bat while taking practice swings in the dugout during Saturday's game. He avoided a concussion and a fracture but sustained a deep gash near his right eye.
Ryan Braun, RF4/28/2014 3:52:00 PM
Description: Brewers right fielder Ryan Braun didn't participate in Sunday's game against Chicago and is not in Monday's starting lineup
Insight: He's out with an intercostal strain and could miss more than just a couple of days. Elian Herrera (.154, 0 HR, 0 RBI) will be filling in at right field, but has no fantasy value.
Jean Segura, SS4/27/2014 1:21:00 PM
Description: As expected, Milwaukee shortstop Jean Segura will not be available Sunday versus the Cubs. SOURCE: Carrie Muskat, MLB.com
Insight: Segura will need plastic surgery after getting hit in the face by teammate Ryan Braun in a dugout accident yesterday at Miller Park. Jeff Bianchi (.238, 0 HR, 3 RBI) will be used at shortstop during Segura's absence.
Ryan Braun, RF4/27/2014 1:14:00 PM
Description: Brewers right fielder Ryan Braun won't participate in Sunday's game against Chicago. SOURCE: Carrie Muskat, MLB.com
Insight: He's out with an intercostal strain. Elian Herrera (.200, 0 HR, 0 RBI) will be filling in at right field.
Jean Segura, SS4/27/2014 9:39:00 AM
Description: Brewers shortstop Jean Segura will have to undergo plastic surgery after getting hit in the face by teammate Ryan Braun Saturday against the Cubs. SOURCE: Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Insight: Segura (.239, 1 HR, 5 RBI) got in the way when Braun was taking a warmup swing in the dugout and ended up needing stitches above his right eye. Luckily, he didn't suffer a concussion. Segura is day-to-day.
Ryan Braun, LF4/26/2014 10:33:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee left fielder Ryan Braun has been diagnosed with an intercostal strain. SOURCE: Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Insight: What a strange night for Braun. First, he whacks teammate Jean Segura with a warmup swing and now he leaves tonight's game in the ninth with an injury of his own. Braun (.318, 6 HR, 18 RBI) went 1-for-4 before exiting. Consider the five-time All-Star day-to-day.
Jean Segura, SS4/26/2014 8:08:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee shortstop Jean Segura was hit in the face by a Ryan Braun warmup swing Saturday against the Cubs.
Insight: Segura was replaced by Jeff Bianchi (.263, 0 HR, 3 RBI) in the bottom of the first inning. The bat seemed to hit Segura near his right eye. He's likely headed for a concussion test. Stay tuned for an update.
Jean Segura, SSCold4/25/2014 4:02:00 PM
Description: Brewers shortstop Jean Segura will bat eighth in the lineup again.
Insight: Segura isn't off to a great start, batting .247 after a big April last season (.367). Fantasy owners can't be happy with the demotion. We're begining to think what we saw in the second half of 2013 (.241, 1 HR, 13 RBI in 54 games after the break) is what we're going to get in 2014.
Carlos Gomez, CF4/25/2014 11:17:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee center fielder Carlos Gomez should be avoided on Friday due to a poor matchup.
Insight: Gomez is just 1-for-9 and has struck out six times in his matchups with Cubs starter Carlos Villanueva. He also has a three-game suspension hanging over his head, but is appealing and can play until the appeal is heard.
Kyle Lohse, SPHot4/23/2014 11:02:00 PM
Description: Brewers starter Kyle Lohse improved to 4-1 Wednesday with seven strong innings against the Padres.
Insight: Lohse allowed two runs (one earned) on five hits and has a 2.38 ERA, a 1.03 WHIP and a 31/10 K/BB in 34 innings this year (8.21 K/9). He only struck out 5.66 batters per nine innings last year and has a 5.69 K/9 in his career.
Johnny Hellweg, SP4/22/2014 6:29:00 PM
Description: An MRI revealed a torn UCL in the elbow of Brewers pitching prospect Johnny Hellweg, according to Adam McCalvy of mlb.com.
Insight: MLB.com ranked the right-hander as Milwaukee's No. 7 prospect prior to the season. He had a 4.95 ERA and a 1.80 WHIP in his first 20 innings with Triple-A Nashville this year.
Martin Maldonado, C4/22/2014 6:21:00 PM
Description: Brewers catcher Martin Maldonado will not appeal his five-game suspension. Maldonado was involved in Sunday's bench-clearing brawl with Pittsburgh. SOURCE: Brewers on Twitter
Insight: Maldonado was given the longest ban of the four players suspended for Sunday's incident. His absence means more playing time for Jonathan Lucroy (.313, 1 HR, 7 RBI) behind the plate.
Carlos Gomez, CF4/22/2014 3:52:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee center fielder Carlos Gomez has been suspended three games by Major League Baseball but will appeal the ruling. SOURCE: Jon Morosi, Fox Sports
Insight: He was involved in a bench-clearing brawl Sunday against Pittsburgh. Gomez has been excellent this season, batting .313 with five homers, 12 RBI, 14 runs and a couple steals. Eventually he'll miss a few games, but not tonight.
Khris Davis, LF4/20/2014 9:19:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee left fielder Khris Davis saved the best for last Sunday in a 14-inning win over Pittsburgh.
Insight: His game-winning solo shot in the 14th traveled 398 feet. That was Davis' first home run of the season. He hasn't gotten off to a great start (.258 AVG in 66 at bats) but we're confident Davis will find his swing sooner rather than later.
Carlos Gomez, CF 4/20/2014 2:39:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee center fielder Carlos Gomez was ejected from Sunday's game against the Pirates.
Insight: Gerrit Cole took exception to Gomez admiring a ball he thought was a homer and yelled at him when he raced into third base. The benches cleared and Gomez broke free from an umpire's grasp to throw a punch at Travis Snider.
Aramis Ramirez, 3BHot4/20/2014 11:44:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee third baseman Aramis Ramirez was hit in the arm by a pitch in the ninth inning Saturday night, but he's fine. His day off on Sunday was already planned and unrelated to the HBP, according to Adam McCalvy of mlb.com.
Insight: Ramirez has driven in 15 runs in 18 games this season and is batting .352 with an .860 OPS. Jeff Bianchi is starting at third.
Francisco Rodriguez, RPHot4/19/2014 10:24:00 PM
Description: Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez hs six saves, 13 Ks and two walks in nine innings this season.
Insight: K-Rod has allowed just three hits and zero runs. Manager Ron Roenicke turned to him to close after Jim Henderson struggled in spring training, but he said he planned to go back to Henderson once he got back on track. Henderson has 10 Ks and a 3.86 ERA in seven innings, but Rodriguez has been flawless and hasn't given Roenicke a chance to take him out of the role.
Mark Reynolds, 1B4/19/2014 10:19:00 PM
Description: Brewers first baseman Mark Reynolds hit his fourth homer of the sesaon Saturday at Pittsburgh.
Insight: Reynolds starts against lefties as part of a first-base platoon with Lyle Overbay. Reynold's numbers are nothing out of the ordinary for the slugger -- .208 average, four homers, 19 Ks in 48 at-bats.
Jonathan Lucroy, CHot4/19/2014 10:18:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee catcher Jonathan Lucroy had three doubles and two RBI Saturday against the Pirates.
Insight: The 27-year-old catcher is batting .344 with nine doubles in 61 at-bats.
Ryan Braun, LFHot4/19/2014 10:17:00 PM
Description: Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun went 3-for-5 with two home runs, three RBI and four runs Saturday at Pittsburgh.
Insight: He came in with great numbers against Wandy Rodriguez but actually hit both homers off Pittsburgh's bullpen. All five of Braun's homers this season have come in his two multi-homer games.
Aramis Ramirez, 3BHot4/19/2014 10:35:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee third baseman Aramis Ramirez is batting .368 (21-for-57) with two home runs against Wandy Rodriguez.
Insight: He's off to a great start, batting .358 with 14 RBI so seems primed to take advantage of this matchup.
Ryan Braun, LF4/19/2014 10:33:00 AM
Description: Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun is a career .383 hitter with four homers and a 1.271 OPS versus Pittsburgh lefty Wandy Rodriguez.
Insight: Other than one huge series in Philadelphia (three homers and 10 RBI in a three-game set) he has done little in the other 12 games, but this matchup might get him going. Or not.
Jonathan Lucroy, C4/18/2014 10:09:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee catcher Jonathan Lucroy is just 1-for-12 (.083) against Pittsburgh starter Charlie Morton.
Insight: Lucroy is off to a good start, batting .321 with an .879 OPS, but this matchup should be avoided.
Ryan Braun, LF4/18/2014 10:06:00 AM
Description: Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun is a career .467 hitter with a 1.356 OPS versus Pittsburgh right-hander Charlie Morton.
Insight: Braun did most of his damage this season in one huge series in Philadelphia (all three homers and all 10 RBI came in the three-game set) and has done little in the other 11 games, but this matchup might get him going.
Jonathan Lucroy, C4/18/2014 4:25:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee catcher Jonathan Lucroy is just 1-for-12 (.083) against Pittsburgh starter Charlie Morton.
Insight: Lucroy is off to a good start, batting .321 with an .879 OPS, but this matchup should be avoided. Update - Lucroy is not in Friday night's starting lineup.
Jean Segura, SSCold4/17/2014 10:20:00 AM
Description: Brewers shortstop Jean Segura is hitless in nine at-bats versus Pirates starter Edinson Volquez.
Insight: Segura isn't off to a great start, batting .211 after a big April last season (.367). We're begining to think what we saw in the second half of 2013 (.241, 1 HR, 13 RBI in 54 games after the break) is what we're going to get in 2014. He's also been caught stealing a league-high three times already.
Jonathan Lucroy, C4/17/2014 10:16:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee catcher Jonathan Lucroy is just 3-for-19 (.158) against Pittsburgh starter Edinson Volquez.
Insight: Lucroy is off to a good start, batting .302 with an .845 OPS, but this matchup should be avoided.
Aramis Ramirez, 3BHot4/15/2014 11:23:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee third baseman Aramis Ramirez is batting .500 (5-for-10) with a home run against Cardinals right-hander Shelby Miller.
Insight: He's off to a great start, batting .358 with 11 RBI so seems primed to take advantage of this matchup.
Jean Segura, SSCold4/15/2014 11:20:00 AM
Description: Brewers shortstop Jean Segura is hitless in 12 at-bats versus Cardinals' young right-hander Shelby Miller.
Insight: Segura isn't off to a great start, batting .261 after a big April last season (.367). We're begining to think what we saw in the second half of 2013 (.241, 1 HR, 13 RBI in 54 games after the break) is what we're going to get in 2014. He's also been caught stealing a league-high three times already.
Khris Davis, LF4/14/2014 6:48:00 PM
Description: Brewers left fielder Khris Davis is not in the starting lineup for the second straight day Monday against the Cardinals.
Insight: Davis is hitting .279 with five doubles so far, but he has 14 Ks and zero homers in 43 at-bats. Logan Schafer will get another start.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B4/14/2014 10:10:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee third baseman Aramis Ramirez is batting just .125 (2-for-16) against Cardinals right-hander Lance Lynn.
Insight: He's off to a great start, batting .380 with 11 RBI, but this is an unfavorable matchup.
Kyle Lohse, SP4/13/2014 8:53:00 PM
Description: Brewers starter Kyle Lohse tossed 8 2/3 innings, allowed one run on four hits and had a 9/0 K/BB Sunday against the Pirates.
Insight: Lohse is 2-1 with a 3.05 ERA and a 1.11 WHIP and the Brewers are somehow an MLB-best 10-2.
Jonathan Lucroy, C4/13/2014 11:31:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee catcher Jonathan Lucroy will take a breather Sunday against Pittsburgh. SOURCE: Andrew Gruman, Fox Sports Wisconsin
Insight: It looks like a wise decision as Lucroy (.357, 1 HR, 2 RBI) has just one hit in 12 career at bats versus Pirates right-hander Charlie Morton. Today the Brew Crew will go for its third sweep in a row. Milwaukee's 9-2 record through 11 games leads all of Major League Baseball.
Jonathan Lucroy, C4/12/2014 10:22:00 AM
Description: Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy is just 2-for-16 (.125) versus Pirates starter Edinson Volquez.
Insight: Lucroy is off to a quick start, batting .342 through the first 10 games. He's become one of the most reliable fantasy catchers, but Saturday's matchup should be avoided.
Ryan Braun, LFHot4/12/2014 10:20:00 AM
Description: Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun is a career .357 hitter with a .955 OPS versus Pittsburgh right-hander Edinson Volquez.
Insight: Braun is coming off a huge series in Philadelphia (3 HR, 10 RBI). He's also 5-for-5 in stolen base attempts against Volquez.
Carlos Gomez, CFHot4/11/2014 10:10:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee center fielder Carlos Gomez is a career .500 hitter with a pair of homers versus Pittsburgh left-hander Francisco Liriano.
Insight: Gomez is on fire, batting .390 with three homers and a 1.164 OPS through the first nine games. He comes off a series in Philadelphia where he went 8-for-16 with five extra base hits. All these numbers means he's a must start on Friday.
Khris Davis, LFHot4/10/2014 10:07:00 PM
Description: Brewers left fielder Khris Davis has gone 12-for-28 (.429) with five doubles over his last six games.
Insight: Davis is still looking for his first big fly after hitting 11 in just 136 at-bats last year, but fantasy owners should be satisfied with his production so far.
Carlos Gomez, CFHot4/10/2014 10:06:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee center fielder Carlos Gomez stayed hot with three hits Thursday at Philadelphia.
Insight: Gomez hit his first triple of the season and now has a .390 average with seven extra-base hits in 41 at-bats.
Marco Estrada, SP4/10/2014 10:03:00 PM
Description: Brewers starter Marco Estrada threw six innings, struck out six and allowed two runs to beat the Phillies Thursday.
Insight: Estrada (1-0, 2.31 ERA, 12/5 K/BB) owns a 3.35 ERA in 201 1/3 career innings after the All-Star break compared to a 4.89 ERA in 200 2/3 innings before the break, so it's good to see him get off to a good start.
Travis Ishikawa, 1B4/10/2014 10:39:00 AM
Description: Pirates 1B Travis Ishikawa (.238, 1 HR, 3 RBI) will sit on Thursday in favor of Gaby Sanchez.
Insight: This is not the time to try Sanchez as he's just 1-for-12 with four strikeouts versus Cubs starter Travis Wood.
Ryan Braun, LFHot4/10/2014 10:07:00 AM
Description: Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun is a career .435 hitter with three home runs and a 1.304 OPS versus Phillies ace left-hander Cliff Lee.
Insight: Braun is 4-for-9 with three homers and nine RBI in the first two games of the series. He's always loved hitting in Citizen Bank Park (.398, 10 HR, 23 RBI, 1.294 OPS in 21 games). Make him a must start on Thursday.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B4/9/2014 10:58:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee third baseman Aramis Ramirez is batting .400 in 35 at-bats this season.
Insight: He's 14-for-35 with seven RBI but only has one extra-base hit and no home runs.
Carlos Gomez, CF4/9/2014 10:56:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee center fielder Carlos Gomez went 3-for-5 with a double, a homer and two runs Wednesday at Philadelphia.
Insight: Gomez now has three big flies this year and is hitting .361, though with 10 Ks in 36 at-bats his average will soon fall.
Jean Segura, SS4/9/2014 10:55:00 PM
Description: Brewers shortstop Jean Segura has gone 7-for-13 over his last three games.
Insight: Segura is batting .320 with a double, a triple, and three steals so far.
Ryan Braun, LF4/8/2014 7:48:00 PM
Description: Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun corked three homers Tuesday in a blowout win over Philadelphia.
Insight: So much for that sore thumb. Braun's seven RBI were a career-high. Braun entered today's action with just three hits in his first 20 at bats (.150 AVG). We'll have to see which Braun shows up Wednesday against Roberto Hernandez (1-0, 3.38 ERA).
Yovani Gallardo, SPHot4/6/2014 4:42:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee starter Yovani Gallardo threw all zeros Sunday in a win over Boston (6 2/3 IP, 7 H, 0 R, 3 K's).
Insight: The 28-year-old hasn't allowed a run in 12 2/3 innings this season. The Brewers outscored the Red Sox 17-8 during their three-game sweep.
Jean Segura, SS4/6/2014 10:59:00 AM
Description: Brewers shortstop Jean Segura will not play Sunday, according to Adam McCalvy of mlb.com.
Insight: Segura went 3-for-6 with a steal in Saturday's 11-inning affair against the Red Sox and is hitting .222 this season. This is already his second day off of the season, likely because he dealt with a shoulder injury during spring training.
Ryan Braun, LF4/6/2014 10:52:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee outfielder Ryan Braun (thumb) is in the lineup Sunday in spite of a right thumb injury that is preventing him from properly gripping the bat. SOURCE: Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Insight: Braun hit .417 during spring training but his thumb condition has worsened since the season began. He admitted he cannot keep two hands on the bat when he makes contact due to numbness caused by nerve damage. The outfielder also dealt with issues in that thumb last season and said it never fully healed even though he was suspended for the last 65 games of the season. Fantasy owners should be very concerned, as the injury may require surgery if it doesn't improve soon.
Ryan Braun, LF4/6/2014 10:09:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee outfielder Ryan Braun (thumb) admitted that he cannot keep two hands on the bat due to numbness in his right thumb caused by nerve damage, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Insight: Braun hit .417 during spring training but his thumb condition has worsened since the season began. The outfielder also dealt with issues in that thumb last season and said it never fully healed even though he was suspended for the last 65 games of the season. Fantasy owners should be very concerned, as the injury may require surgery if it doesn't improve soon.
Jonathan Lucroy, C4/5/2014 4:15:00 PM
Description: Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy is not catching in Saturday's starting lineup. Martin Maldonado will get his first at-bats of the season. Lucroy will DH.
Insight: Lucroy is off to a quick start, batting .462 through the first four games. He's one of the most reliable fantasy catchers. He batted .280 with 18 HR, 82 RBI and an .795 OPS last season.
Ryan Braun, LF4/5/2014 3:44:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee outfielder Ryan Braun (thumb) is not in the starting lineup Saturday against the Red Sox, according to Adam McCalvy of mlb.com.
Insight: McCalvy reported Friday that Braun was experiencing numbness in his right thumb, the same one that gave him issues last season. He has started off 1-for-16 (.063) and fantasy owners should be very concerned about the thumb injury, as it may require surgery.
Carlos Gomez, CF4/4/2014 9:48:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee center fielder Carlos Gomez delivered four hits Friday in a win over Boston.
Insight: Gomez (6-for-14) was one of nine players in MLB with at least 20 steals and 20 HR last season. Don't be surprised if he repeats that feat in 2014.
Mark Reynolds, 1B4/4/2014 9:32:00 AM
Description: Mark Reynolds has never done much against Boston right-hander Jake Peavy and should not be started.
Insight: Reynolds is just 3-for-20 with 11 strikeouts and no extra base hits. Avoid.
Matt Garza, SP4/2/2014 7:56:00 PM
Description: Matt Garza had a no-hitter for 6 2/3 innings in his Brewers debut Wednesday but gave up a homer to Chris Johnson and ended up with a 1-0 loss.
Insight: Garza gave up two hits and struck out seven in eight innings. The right-hander should be thrilled to be back in the National League -- he had a 3.17 ERA and a 1.14 WHIP in 71 innings with the Cubs last season, compared to 4.38 and 1.32 with the Rangers.
Jean Segura, SS4/2/2014 11:25:00 AM
Description: Brewers shortstop Jean Segura is not in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against Atlanta.
Insight: Segura is just getting a day of rest. He's hitless through the first two games of the season. After a huge first half of the season (.325) he stumbled to the finish line batting .241 over the final 54 games. Hopefully he can find his first-half swing.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B4/2/2014 9:55:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee third baseman Aramis Ramirez has five career home runs against Atlanta starter Aaron Harang.
Insight: For Ramirez, that's the most against any active pitcher. He's a career .333 hitter versus Harang and went 2-for-3 in his season opener.
Carlos Gomez, CF4/1/2014 11:01:00 PM
Description: Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez hit a solo homer and stole a base Tuesday against the Braves.
Insight: Gomez did plenty of both last season, hitting 24 homers and swiping 40 bags. He has been moved to leadoff this season to replace the departed Norichika Aoki so he'll have fewer RBI chances but should score more runs.
Jim Henderson, SP4/1/2014 8:00:00 PM
Description: According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Brewers manager Ron Roenicke reiterated that Jim Henderson will take back the closer role from Francisco Rodriguez once he gets his stuff back on track.
Insight: "We want him as our closer," Roenicke said. "That's what we want." Henderson struggled with his velocity and mechanics this spring and had a 6.00 ERA in nine innings. He said he feels fine physically.
Yovani Gallardo, SP3/31/2014 9:13:00 PM
Description: Yovani Gallardo blanked the Braves over six innings Monday to win Milwaukee's season opener.
Insight: Gallardo had a 2.41 ERA over his final 52 1/3 innings to get his season ERA down to 4.18, but he finished with just 144 Ks in 180 2/3 frames after fanning 200+ batters in each of the previous four years. The main culprit was a decline in fastball velocity down to 90.7 mph. His fastball sat in the 88-90 range Monday.
Francisco Rodriguez, RP3/31/2014 6:07:00 PM
Description: According to Adam McCalvy of mlb.com, Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said after Monday's season opener that Francisco Rodriguez will close for now.
Insight: Roenicke went to K-Rod for the save Monday. He said he wants to give Jim Henderson time to get his stuff back after Henderson allowed six earned runs and walked five in nine innings this spring.
Jean Segura, SS3/30/2014 5:46:00 PM
Description: Brewers shortstop Jean Segura (shoulder) will be on the active roster to start the season, according to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Insight: Segura hasn't played in more than a week but should be in the Opening Day lineup. The shortstop batted .294 last season with double-digit doubles, triples and homers, but did fade in the second half.
Mark Reynolds, 1B3/29/2014 10:39:00 AM
Description: Mark Reynolds has been named to Milwaukee's Opening Day roster.
Insight: Reynolds, who seems to wind up on a new team each year, hit .226 this spring with 2 HR and 11 RBI in 53 at bats. He and Lyle Overbay are going to platoon at first base. Reynolds (.236, 6 HR, 19 RBI for the Yankees in 2013) should play whenever the Brewers have to face a left-handed starting pitcher.
Jean Segura, SS3/27/2014 2:50:00 PM
Description: Brewers shortstop Jean Segura (shoulder) played catch on Thursday, according to Adam McCalvy of mlb.com.
Insight: Segura hasn't played in more than a week and is questionable for Opening Day, but probably won't need a DL stint. The shortstop batted .294 last season with double-digit doubles, triples and homers, but did fade in the second half.
Jean Segura, SS3/26/2014 12:20:00 PM
Description: Brewers shortstop Jean Segura still can't play the field due to soreness in his shoulder, according to Adam McCalvy of mlb.com.
Insight: Segura hasn't played in more than a week and is iffy for Opening Day. The shortstop hit just .236 with one home run and a .577 OPS in his last 50 games last season after starting out with a .324 average and 11 home runs over his first 96.
Juan Francisco, 3B3/24/2014 3:54:00 PM
Description: First baseman Juan Francisco was released by the Milwaukee, reports Mike Vassallo of the Brewers.
Insight: Francisco jumped off to a quick start last April, batting .297 with four homers and 11 RBI, but could hit his weight the rest of the way. He finished at .227 with 18 HR and 48 RBI, but was beaten out this spring by Lyle Overbay and Mark Reynolds.
Carlos Gomez, CF3/22/2014 4:07:00 PM
Description: Brewers manager Ron Roenicke announced that Carlos Gomez will be the Brewers leadoff hitter.
Insight: Fantasy-wise it will hurt his RBI total (73 last season), but the rest of his game should be uneffected. He was a fantasy stud last season, batting .284 with 24 HR, 80 runs and 40 SB to go along with the RBIs.
Francisco Rodriguez, RP3/13/2014 5:18:00 PM
Description: Brewers reliever Francisco Rodriguez stepped on a cactus while playing with his son on Tuesday night and won't make his spring debut until next week, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Insight: K-Rod was still getting spines removed from his foot Thursday. He arrived late to camp because of visa issues. He'll serve as a setup man to Jim Henderson this season.
Yovani Gallardo, SP3/13/2014 2:46:00 PM
Description: Brewers starter Yovani Gallardo will get the ball on Opening Day, announced manager Ron Roenicke.
Insight: Gallardo has started five consecutive season openers, but his fantasy value was mediocre last season ... at best. He was 12-10 with a high 4.18 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and just 144 Ks in 180.2 IP. He was a strike-per-inning guy the previous four seasons.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B3/8/2014 9:33:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee third baseman Aramis Ramirez made his spring debut Saturday and went 2-for-2 with three RBI. He had surgery to remove a non-malignant polyp from his colon in February, putting him behind schedule in spring training.
Insight: A nagging left knee injury bothered Ramirez last season from spring training on and limited him to 92 games, but he was solid when he played. The veteran hit .283 with 12 home runs, 49 RBI, 43 runs and an .831 OPS and is one year removed from batting .300 with 27 blasts, 105 RBI, 92 runs and a .900 OPS.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B2/19/2014 12:44:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee third baseman Aramis Ramirez had surgery to remove a non-malignant polyp from his colon and will be a few days behind at the start of spring training games, according to Adam McCalvy of mlb.com.
Insight: A nagging left knee injury bothered Ramirez from spring training on and limited him to 92 games last season, but he was solid when he played. The veteran hit .283 with 12 home runs, 49 RBI, 43 runs and an .831 OPS and is one year removed from batting .300 with 27 blasts, 105 RBI, 92 runs and a .900 OPS.
Francisco Rodriguez, RP2/7/2014 9:19:00 PM
Description: Francisco Rodriguez is returning to the Brewers on a one-year contract.
Insight: K-Rod will earn $3.25 million in 2014. Rodriguez saved ten games for the Brewers last season before being acquired by Baltimore just before the trade deadline. Jim Henderson will be first in line for saves so Rodriguez isn't a must-own.
Matt Garza, SP1/26/2014 3:21:00 PM
Description: The Brewers have finalized a four-year, $50 million contract with Matt Garza, according to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. The deal was reported by Ken Rosenthal a few days ago but the official announcement was delayed.
Insight: Garza will benefit from a return to the NL Central after posting a 4.38 ERA and a 1.32 WHIP in 84 1/3 innings with the Texas Rangers last season following a trade from the Chicago Cubs. Garza has recorded an ERA of 3.91 or lower in each of the last seven seasons but only once had one lower than 3.69 (3.32 in 2011).
Matt Garza, SP1/23/2014 1:42:00 PM
Description: Righthander Matt Garza has agreed to a four-year, $52 million deal with Milwaukee, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.
Insight: The deal is pending a physical which is not a given with Garza, particularly with the elbow issues he's experienced over the last few seasons. Garza was 10-6 last season with a 3.82 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 136 Ks in 155 1/3 IP.
Mark Reynolds, DH1/17/2014 11:25:00 AM
Description: Infielder Mark Reynolds has been signed by the Milwaukee Brewers to a minor league contract, but is expected to make the Opening Day roster, according to beat writerTom Haudricourt.
Insight: If Reynolds shows anything in spring training he could see a lot of the workload at first base and even backup Aramis Ramirez at third. We know he has power, but he'll have to work on making more consistent contact. He hasn't seen a batting average above .221 since 2009.
Ryan Braun, LF11/27/2013 1:54:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee outfielder Ryan Braun said he'd be open to playing right field next season. SOURCE: Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
Insight: Wednesday marked Braun's first public comments since getting suspended for performance enhancing drugs in July. Moving to right would solidify Khris Davis' place in the starting lineup, though it wouldn't have much of an impact on Braun's output. Braun, a third baseman early in his career, said he would not be open to playing that position again.
Norichika Aoki, RF10/29/2013 7:50:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee will exercise its team option on right fielder Norichika Aoki.
Insight: The Brewers' beat writer for MLB.com Adam McCalvy called the move a "no-brainer." We're not ready to go that far but Aoki certainly has a knack for getting on base (.355 career OBP in 306 major league appearances). You could make a case for him being drafted in one of the later rounds of next year's fantasy draft.
Carlos Gomez, CF10/19/2013 3:07:00 PM
Description: Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez had minor surgery to remove some "loose bodies" in his right elbow. SOURCE: Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
Insight: Fantasy-wise, it's a non-issue. Gomez was spectacular this season and he should continue to be a four-category stud (AVG, SLUG, HR and SB) in 2014.
Jean Segura, SS9/29/2013 11:10:00 AM
Description: Brewers shortstop Jean Segura (hamstring) is out Sunday for the season finale.
Insight: Segura went 0-for-4 in his return to the lineup Saturday after missing more than a week with a hamstring strain. Unless he pinch-hits, he'll finish with a .294 average, 12 homers, 49 RBI, 74 runs and 44 steals. He batted .241 with a .583 OPS in the second half.
Carlos Gomez, CF9/28/2013 9:23:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee center fielder Carlos Gomez demolished the Mets with four hits Saturday at Citi Field.
Insight: Gomez also grabbed two steals to give him 39 for the season. He's hitting .400 against the Mets in 2013 (8-for-20).
Khris Davis, LF9/28/2013 2:48:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee left fielder Khris Davis will miss the final two games this year with soreness in his hamstring and quad. SOURCE: Adam McCalvy, MLB.com.
Insight: The 25-year-old went 2-for-4 with a homer, two RBI and a steal before exiting Friday's game. He's hitting .279 with 11 round-trippers, 27 RBI and a .596 slugging percentage in 153 plate appearances this season. The team will need to make a move to find a regular spot in the lineup for him next year when Ryan Braun returns. Carlos Gomez and Nori Aoki are locked into the other starting outfield spots at the moment.
Jean Segura, SS9/28/2013 12:45:00 PM
Description: Brewers shortstop Jean Segura is back in the lineup Saturday after sitting out more than a week due to a hamstring strain.
Insight: Segura appeared doubtful to play the rest of this season when he had some trouble during his running tests Tuesday, but manager Ron Roenicke said Friday that Segura's hamstring is 100 percent.
Norichika Aoki, RF9/27/2013 10:20:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee right fielder Norichika Aoki hit his eighth homer of the year Friday against the Mets.
Insight: Aoki was a 10/30 player as a rookie but he has hit eight home runs with 20 steals this year.
Yovani Gallardo, SPHot9/27/2013 10:15:00 PM
Description: Brewers starter Yovani Gallardo threw six innings and gave up two runs while striking out six Friday night against the Mets.
Insight: That he'll finish the season with a 4.18 ERA is pretty astounding considering he had a 4.91 ERA when he went on the disabled list at the end of July. After returning, he went 4-1 with a 2.41 ERA in his final eight starts. Gallardo will finish with just 144 strikeouts in 180 2/3 innings this season after fanning at least 200 batters in four straight years.
Khris Davis, LF9/27/2013 9:52:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee left fielder Khris Davis left Friday's game with a hamstring injury.
Insight: The 25-year-old went 2-for-4 with a homer, two RBI and a steal before exiting. He's hitting .279 with 11 round-trippers, 27 RBI and a .596 slugging percentage in 153 plate appearances this season.
Jean Segura, SS9/27/2013 5:42:00 PM
Description: According to Adam McCalvy of MLB.com, Brewers shortstop Jean Segura could return to the lineup Saturday.
Insight: Segura has been out for more than a week due to a strained right hamstring, and his running tests several days ago did not go well. It's surprising to hear Brewers manager Ron Roenicke say Segura's hamstring is 100 percent.
Carlos Gomez, CF9/27/2013 9:40:00 AM
Description: Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez served his one-game suspension for his actions in a bench-clearing brawl with the Braves and should be back in the lineup on Friday.
Insight: Gomez has set career highs with a .280 average, 23 homers, 71 RBI, 78 runs and an .834 OPS and tied a career high with 37 steals.
Carlos Gomez, CF9/26/2013 4:33:00 PM
Description: MLB has suspended Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez one game for his role in Wednesday's bench-clearing brawl with the Braves.
Insight: Gomez will serve his suspension Thursday against the Mets. Gomez has set career highs with a .280 average, 23 homers, 871 RBI, 78 runs and an .834 OPS and tied a career high with 37 steals.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B9/26/2013 4:16:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee third baseman Aramis Ramirez re-injured his knee during Wednesday night's bench-clearing brawl with the Braves and is not in the lineup Thursday.
Insight: Ramirez is likely done for the season. Left knee issues have limited Ramirez to 90 games this season and he has hit .281 with 12 homers, 49 RBI and an .830 OPS.
Aramis Ramirez, 3BHot9/25/2013 10:57:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee third baseman Aramis Ramirez re-injured his knee during Wednesday night's bench-clearing brawl with the Braves. SOURCE: Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Insight: With only a few games left on the schedule, it makes sense to shut Ramirez down for the season. Fantasy owners can afford to cut him loose at this point.
Kyle Lohse, SP9/25/2013 10:28:00 PM
Description: Kyle Lohse finished the season on a high note by tossing nine shutout innings Wednesday against Atlanta.
Insight: The Brewers ace only allowed two hits. The win pushes Lohse to 11-10 for the year. He's now won 11 or more games in each of his last three seasons.
Carlos Gomez, CF9/25/2013 8:00:00 PM
Description: Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez was ejected in bizarre fashion Wednesday night against Atlanta.
Insight: Gomez whacked a home run to left field in the first inning and then ran his mouth to almost every Brave that he passed on his way around the bases. Brian McCann responded by blocking home plate. A brawl erupted and soon Gomez was thrown out of the game. He was given credit for the home run, though he never actually touched home plate. Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman was also thrown out for his role in the melee.
Jonathan Lucroy, C9/25/2013 11:15:00 AM
Description: Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy is 6-for-11 (.545) with a pair of long balls against Atlanta starter Paul Maholm.
Insight: After starting out slow, Lucroy has been one of the most reliable fantasy catchers. He's batting .281 with 18 HR, 78 RBI and an .799 OPS. he's a must start in this favorable matchup.
Jean Segura, SS9/24/2013 7:07:00 PM
Description: Brewers shortstop Jean Segura's running test Tuesday "did not go well," according to Adam McCalvy of MLB.com.
Insight: Segura will have to be 100 percent to play in Milwaukee's final series of the year against the Mets, and it's doubtful he'll get there. The 23-year-old will likely finish with a .296 average, 20 doubles, 10 triples, 12 homers, 49 RBI, 74 runs and 44 steals.
Marco Estrada, SP9/23/2013 10:25:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee righthander Marco Estrada was sensational Monday in a win over Atlanta.
Insight: Estrada (7-4, 4.02 ERA) allowed just two hits in seven shutout innings. He'll make his final start of the season Sunday against New York.
Jean Segura, SS9/23/2013 7:10:00 PM
Description: Brewers shortstop Jean Segura is still out with a strained hamstring.
Insight: He hasn't been in the lineup since Wednesday and at this point, it's fair to wonder if his season is over. Jeff Bianchi, who has been playing all over the infield this month, will make his 12th start at shortstop.
Jean Segura, SS9/22/2013 7:05:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee shortstop Jean Segura (hamstring) is not playing Sunday but "there's a chance" he'll be available for the Brewers' next series. SOURCE: Andrew Gruman, FOXSportsWisconsin.com
Insight: The Brewers will travel to Atlanta for three games after playing their final home game Sunday night against the Cardinals. The shortstop hasn't played since suffering the injury Wednesday.
Scooter Gennett, 2BHot9/21/2013 10:53:00 PM
Description: Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett went 2-for-5 with a double Saturday against St. Louis to snap out of a 4-for-26 (.154) slump.
Insight: Gennett batted .408 with 13 extra-base hits (5 HR), 13 RBI and 18 runs in 31 games from Aug. 5 to Sept. 12 before hitting his recent slide.
Norichika Aoki, RF9/21/2013 9:39:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee right fielder Norichika Aoki pounded out four hits in Friday's loss to the Cardinals.
Insight: It's been a turbulent year for the Brewers but at least they've been able to rely on steady production from Aoki. The 31-year-old from Japan is tied with shortstop Jean Segura for second on the team in runs scored (74). He also ranks second in batting average (.284).
Aramis Ramirez, 3BHot9/21/2013 9:37:00 AM
Description: Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez crushed three hits Friday in a loss to St. Louis.
Insight: Ramirez (.277, 11 HR, 47 RBI) drove in five of Milwaukee's six runs in the ball game. He's gone 7-for-16 (.438) during his five-game hitting streak.
Jean Segura, SS9/20/2013 9:43:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee shortstop Jean Segura is not expected back in the lineup anytime soon despite a day-to-day moniker, according to a Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel report. He's dealing with a strained hamstring.
Insight: Segura left Wednesday's game after suffering the injury while running the bases. He's had a breakout season (.296, 12 HR, 49 RBI, 44 SB), but with nothing to play for as a team they won't risk further injury just to play out the string.
Khris Davis, LF9/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee left fielder Khris Davis' nagging wrist injury kept him out Thursday.
Insight: The 25-year-old is hitting .300 with eight home runs, 19 RBI and a 1.023 OPS over his last 28 games, but he has started just five games this month due to the injury.
Jean Segura, SS9/19/2013 11:31:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee shortstop Jean Segura is not in the lineup Thursday due to a strained hamstring.
Insight: Segura left Wednesday's game after suffering the injury while running the bases. The Brewers have nothing to play for so they won't push the young shortstop.
Jean Segura, SS9/18/2013 9:42:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee shortstop Jean Segura exited Wednesday's game with a strained hamstring. SOURCE: Adam McCalvy, MLB.com
Insight: The injury occurred while Segura was running the bases in the first inning. Jeff Bianchi has taken over at shortstop. For now, consider him day-to-day.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B9/16/2013 6:33:00 PM
Description: Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez is back in the lineup after missing a few days with an injured wrist. SOURCE: Adam McCalvy, MLB.com
Insight: Injuries have limited Ramirez to his fewest games played since 2009. At age 35, he isn't the fantasy mainstay that he used to be.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B9/16/2013 12:25:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee third baseman Aramis Ramirez is questionable for Monday's game against the Chicago Cubs with a bruised left wrist.
Insight: He's been in and out of the lineup with wrist issues but hasn't started since Friday. He's batting .267 with 10 HR, 41 RBI and an .800 OPS in 81 games.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B9/15/2013 1:05:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee third baseman Aramis Ramirez won't play Sunday versus the Reds. SOURCE: Adam McCalvy, MLB.com
Insight: He's been in and out of the lineup with wrist issues but Ramirez said he's hoping to be back in there on Monday. Unless we hear otherwise, we'll take him at his word. Jeff Bianchi will get the start at third base Sunday in the series finale.
Carlos Gomez, CF9/15/2013 10:51:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee center fielder Carlos Gomez has collected just three hits in 19 career at-bats (.158) against Reds starter Bronson Arroyo.
Insight: Gomez has regressed after putting up a .305 average, 23 doubles, nine triples, 17 homers, 52 RBI, 59 runs and 26 steals over his first 98 games. He's htting .222 with four extra-base hits (2 HR) and a .609 OPS over his last 35 games. Fantasy owners might want to explore other options Sunday.
Jonathan Lucroy, C9/14/2013 12:30:00 PM
Description: Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy is not in Saturday's starting lineup against Cincinnati.
Insight: No injury, just the routine day game off after a night game. After starting out slow, Lucroy has been one of the most reliable fantasy catchers. He's batting .285 with 17 HR, 77 RBI and an .805 OPS.
Carlos Gomez, CF9/14/2013 10:09:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee center fielder Carlos Gomez is just 2-for-18 (.111) with four strikeouts versus reds starter Homer Bailey.
Insight: Gomez had a great matchup on Friday and came through for fantasy owners with three hits and five RBI, but Saturday is another day and a poor matchup.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B9/13/2013 9:07:00 PM
Description: Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez suffered a bruised wrist Friday night against Cincinnati. SOURCE: Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Insight: Ramirez was hit by a pitch in the first inning and exited the game shortly after. Jeff Bianchi will handle the hot corner for the rest of the night.
Khris Davis, LF9/13/2013 9:00:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee left fielder Khris Davis is hoping to return to the lineup Saturday against Cincinnati. SOURCE: Adam McCalvy, MLB.com
Insight: Davis has missed the last week and a half with a sore wrist. When he's been healthy, Davis (.279, 9 HR, 21 RBI) has done a nice job filling in for Ryan Braun (PED suspension).
Carlos Gomez, CF9/13/2013 10:42:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee center fielder Carlos Gomez is a career .500 hitter with a pair of home runs and a 1.750 OPS in 12 at-bats against Reds ace Mat Latos.
Insight: Gomez's breakout first half is a thing of the past as he's batted just .243 with an OPS 165 points below his pre All-Star break numbers. Maybe this matchup will get him going.
Jean Segura, SSCold9/12/2013 6:06:00 PM
Description: Brewers shortstop Jean Segura is getting the night off Thursday versus St. Louis.
Insight: The absence could have something to do with Segura's recent 3-for-20 slump (.150 AVG). Jeff Bianchi will get the start at shortstop.
Khris Davis, LF9/11/2013 9:16:00 PM
Description: Brewers left fielder Khris Davis (wrist) reported improvement in his wrist during batting practice Wednesday. It's possible he'll play Thursday, according to Adam McCalvy of MLB.com.
Insight: Davis hasn't played in a week due to inflammation in his wrist and was expected to miss Milwaukee's entire series against St. Louis this week, but he's made progress in the past day.
Khris Davis, LF9/11/2013 9:50:00 AM
Description: Brewers left fielder Khris Davis (wrist) will take batting practice on Wednesday to determine when he can return to the lineup.
Insight: Davis is dealing with inflammation in his left wrist and hasn't played since last Wednesday. it appears that a return by the weekend is the best fantasy owners can hope for.
Khris Davis, LF9/10/2013 9:15:00 PM
Description: Brewers left fielder Khris Davis (wrist) is unlikely to return until this weekend against the Reds at the earliest, according to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Insight: Davis is dealing with inflammation in his left wrist and hasn't played since last Wednesday. He'll take batting practice Wednesday but almost certainly will miss Milwaukee's series against the Cardinals this week.
Jean Segura, SSCold9/10/2013 11:55:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee shortstop Jean Segura is hitless in nine at-bats versus Cardinals right-hander Shelby Miller with five strikeouts.
Insight: Segura has excellent season-long numbers (.301, 12 HR, 46 RBI, 70 runs, 40 SB), but most of the work was done early in the season. He's batting just .251 since the break with an ugly .598 OPS. Avoid this matchup.
Khris Davis, LF9/10/2013 10:49:00 AM
Description: Brewers left fielder Khris Davis did not play in the weekend series, but the MRI on his wrist came back negative and he could be back for Tuesday's series opener with St. Louis.
Insight: He's been very good since the All-Star break, hitting .298 with nine homers and 21 RBI in just 94 at bats. With Ryan Braun suspended for the remainder of the year, Davis should continue to see regular at bats for Milwaukee as soon as he is healthy.
Yovani Gallardo, SPHot9/8/2013 7:03:00 PM
Description: Brewers starter Yovani Gallardo is 3-0 with a 1.35 ERA over his last five starts.
Insight: Gallardo won Sunday against the Cubs after throwing seven innings of one-run ball. He has lowered his ERA from 4.91 to 4.18 over his last five starts.
Khris Davis, LF9/7/2013 3:23:00 PM
Description: Brewers left fielder Khris Davis will not play in the weekend series, but the MRI on his wrist came back negative and he should be back for Tuesday's series opener with St. Louis.
Insight: He's been very good since the All-Star break, hitting .298 with nine homers and 21 RBI in just 94 at bats. With Ryan Braun suspended for the remainder of the year, Davis should continue to see regular at bats for Milwaukee as soon as he is healthy.
Carlos Gomez, CF9/7/2013 1:21:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee center fielder Carlos Gomez is not in Saturday's starting lineup due to "general soreness."
Insight: The aches and pains hurt a lot more after going 3-for-21 (.143) over his last six games.
Khris Davis, LF9/6/2013 1:43:00 PM
Description: Brewers left fielder Khris Davis is not in Friday afternoon's starting lineup due to a sore left wrist.
Insight: He's been very good since the All-Star break, hitting .298 with nine homers and 21 RBI in just 94 at bats. With Ryan Braun suspended for the remainder of the year, Davis should continue to see regular at bats for Milwaukee as soon as he is healthy.
Jean Segura, SS9/4/2013 5:31:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee shortstop Jean Segura will miss Wednesday's game due to an illness, according to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Insight: The Brewers have Thursday off, which should give Segura plenty of time to get better for Friday's game.
Carlos Gomez, CF9/4/2013 12:41:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee center fielder Carlos Gomez went 0-for-4 in his return to the lineup on Tuesday. He should fare much better Wednesday against Francisco Liriano.
Insight: He's a .500 lifetime hitter against the Pirates ace. Gomez is one homer away from his first 20/20 season.
Carlos Gomez, CF9/2/2013 12:39:00 PM
Description: Brewers All-Star center fielder Carlos Gomez won't be in action Monday against Pittsburgh. SOURCE: Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
Insight: His absence is related to "general soreness." A multi-category stud in the first half, Gomez hasn't been the same player since the All-Star break (.261, 5 HR, 12 RBI in 115 at bats).
Jonathan Lucroy, CHot8/31/2013 10:36:00 PM
Description: Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy drove home four runners Saturday against the Angels.
Insight: After starting out slow, Lucroy has been one of the most reliable fantasy catchers. Since May 21, he has hit .327 with 35 extra-base hits (14 HR) and 56 RBI over 303 at-bats. More recently, he has batted .386 with 13 RBI over his last 19 games.
Scooter Gennett, 2BHot8/31/2013 10:33:00 PM
Description: Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett hit over .420 in August.
Insight: He went 3-for-4 with a double Saturday against the Angels and 33-for-78 (.423) with four doubles, a triple, four homers and nine RBI in August. Ride the hot streak.
John Axford, RP8/30/2013 11:43:00 AM
Description: Cardinals newly-acquired RP John Axford probably won't have much fantasy value in St. Louis unless there is an injury to closer Edwards Mujica.
Insight: Axford was a breakout closer in 2011 with 46 and earned another 35 saves last season, though he had periods when he couldn't get anyone out. He's 6-7 this season with a 4.45 ERA and 1.55 WHIP and those numbers won't help any fantasy owner.
Norichika Aoki, RF8/29/2013 10:26:00 PM
Description: Patellar tendinitis was the reason for Norichika Aoki's absence from Thursday night's starting lineup. SOURCE: Brewers.com
Insight: The Brewers right fielder entered the game later on as pinch-hitter so he can't be hurting too badly. There's a good chance he'll be back in the starting nine Friday against the Angels.
Yovani Gallardo, SPHot8/29/2013 10:10:00 PM
Description: Brewers starter Yovani Gallardo owned the Pirates on Thursday night.
Insight: He only allowed six hits over seven shutout innings. Gallardo has held opponents scoreless in three out of his last six outings. His ERA has fallen by almost half a run in that span (4.83 to 4.39).
Norichika Aoki, RF8/27/2013 10:48:00 PM
Description: Though he went 2-for-2 with three walks and two runs Tuesday, Brewers right fielder Norichika Aoki is hitting .260 since the All-Star break.
Insight: Aoki has stolen seven bags in that span after swiping just 10 in the first half. He remains a low-level fantasy outfielder.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B8/27/2013 10:45:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee third baseman Aramis Ramirez has three homers in 12 games since returning from the disabled list.
Insight: After going 4-for-5 with a double and a home run Tuesday at Pittburgh, Ramirez is hitting .256 in that 12-game span and .268 on the year.
Marco Estrada, SPHot8/25/2013 7:55:00 PM
Description: Brewers starter Marco Estrada allowed just one hit in seven innings Sunday in a win over Cincinnati.
Insight: It's the second time in his last four starts he's held his opponent to just one hit. Overall, Estrada is 2-0 with a 1.88 ERA since returning from the DL on August 7th.
Carlos Gomez, CFCold8/24/2013 12:03:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee center fielder Carlos Gomez is just 2-for-16 (.125) with four strikeouts against Cincinnati starter Bronson Arroyo.
Insight: He had been out since last Thursday with a sprained knee, but returned Friday night only to go 0-for-3. This matchup isn't likely to get him going. Avoid.
Khris Davis, LFHot8/23/2013 10:37:00 PM
Description: Brewers left fielder Khris Davis bashed two homers Friday in a win over Cincinnati.
Insight: Friday was the first multi-home run game of Davis' career. He's been outstanding since the All-Star break, hitting .385 with eight homers and 17 RBI in just 57 at bats. With Ryan Braun suspended for the remainder of the year, Davis should continue to see regular at bats for Milwaukee.
Norichika Aoki, RF8/23/2013 4:31:00 PM
Description: Brewers outfielder Norichika Aoki was not in Wednesday's starting lineup (though he did pinch hit) and is questionable for Friday's game against Cincinnati due to a sore knee. Latest update - Aoki is in the starting lineup, leading off and playing right field.
Insight: He'll probably be dealing with this problem for the rest of the season and will need additional days off. He's batting .278 this season with seven homers, 30 RBI, 61 runs and 17 stolen bases, though he has been caught 11 times.
Carlos Gomez, CF8/23/2013 4:16:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee center fielder Carlos Gomez (knee) is in Friday night's starting lineup.
Insight: He's been out since last Thursday with a sprained knee. Gomez has had a breakout season batting .288, 18 HR, 55 RBI with 65 runs and 30 SB.
Norichika Aoki, RF8/23/2013 11:46:00 AM
Description: Brewers outfielder Norichika Aoki was not in Wednesday's starting lineup (though he did pinch hit) and is questionable for Friday's game against Cincinnati due to a sore knee.
Insight: He'll probably be dealing with this problem for the rest of the season and will need additional days off. He's batting .278 this season with seven homers, 30 RBI, 61 runs and 17 stolen bases, though he has been caught 11 times.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B8/21/2013 7:20:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee third baseman Aramis Ramirez homered Wednesday for the second time in his last three games.
Insight: Ramirez went 2-for-3 with three RBI for his first multi-hit game since returning from the disabled list.
Norichika Aoki, RF8/21/2013 11:46:00 AM
Description: Brewers outfielder Norichika Aoki is not in Wednesday's starting lineup, according to Mike Vassallo. Sean Halton will get a start in right field.
Insight: Aoki is just getting a day off, no injury that we are aware of. He's batting .278 this season with seven homers, 30 RBI, 61 runs and 17 stolen bases, though he has been caught 11 times.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B8/21/2013 10:40:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee third baseman Aramis Ramirez is 7-for-12 (.583) against Cardinals right-hander Jake Westbrook.
Insight: Ramirez has looked awful since returning from the DL going 3-for-24 in that span. Actually after an excellent 2012 (.300, 27 HR, 105 RBI, league-leading 50 doubles and a .901 OPS), he's been pretty ugly all season long. Ramirez might not be able to take advantage of this favorable matchup.
Carlos Gomez, CF8/20/2013 11:23:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee center fielder Carlos Gomez (knee) is ahead of schedule, but fantasy owners shouldn't expect him to start in the series against the Cardinals. He could however, pinch hit.
Insight: He's been out since Thursday with a sprained knee. Gomez (.288, 18 HR, 55 RBI, 65 runs, 30 SB) is most likely to return for the weekend series with Cincinnati.
Carlos Gomez, CF8/18/2013 1:25:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee center fielder Carlos Gomez is hoping to return Friday against Cincinnati. SOURCE: Brewers.com
Insight: He's been out since Thursday with a sprained knee. Gomez is expected to take batting practice on Monday, which will be the first time he's done that since his injury.
Tyler Thornburg, SP8/18/2013 12:33:00 PM
Description: Inexplicably, the Brewers are moving righthander Tyler Thornburg back to the bullpen. SOURCE: Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
Insight: What? Thornburg has been phenomenal in his three starts this season, allowing just one earned run in 18 innings. Thornburg could find his way back into the rotation later this season if either Marco Estrada (5-4, 4.71 ERA) or Tom Gorzelanny (3-4, 2.95) begin to falter.
Aramis Ramirez, 3BCold8/18/2013 11:57:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee third baseman Aramis Ramirez is taking a break Sunday against the Reds.
Insight: Ramirez has looked awful since returning from the DL on Tuesday. He's 1-for-16 in that span with four strikeouts. Yuniesky Betancourt (.208, 13 HR, 43 RBI) will try his hand at the hot corner Sunday in the series finale.
Jonathan Lucroy, C8/18/2013 11:52:00 AM
Description: Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy isn't playing Sunday versus Cincinnati.
Insight: Lucroy has played every game since July 14th, which is almost unheard of for a big league catcher. Martin Maldonado will handle the catching duties for thre Brew Crew on Sunday.
Yovani Gallardo, SP8/18/2013 9:14:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee righthander Yovani Gallardo looked good in his return from the DL Saturday against Cincinnati.
Insight: Gallardo held the Reds scoreless over 6 1/3 innings, evening his record at 9-9 in the process. He'll have a chance to make it two in a row against the Reds next week at Great American Ballpark.
Carlos Gomez, CF8/17/2013 6:47:00 PM
Description: Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez will miss his second straight game Saturday against Cincinnati.
Insight: Gomez sprained his knee while making a great catch in Thursday's series opener. Logan Schafer (.212, 2 HR, 20 RBI) is filling in for Gomez in center field.
Yovani Gallardo, SP8/17/2013 3:31:00 PM
Description: As expected, the Brewers have activated righthander Yovani Gallardo from the disabled list.
Insight: He'll make the start Saturday against the Reds. Gallardo (8-9, 4.91 ERA) missed a little over two weeks with a hamstring injury.
Carlos Gomez, CF8/17/2013 11:26:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee center fielder Carlos Gomez (right knee sprain) is questionable for Saturday's game against Cincinnati, but if he's in the lineup you must play him in a favorable matchup.
Insight: Gomez, who suffered the injury when he collided with the outfield wall Thursday night, is 6-for-12 with four extra base hits, including a pair of homers against Reds right-hander Mat Latos.
Yovani Gallardo, SP8/16/2013 4:44:00 PM
Description: The Brewers have decided that Yovani Gallardo (hamstring) is ready to return to the rotation Saturday. SOURCE: MLB.com
Insight: Gallardo suffered a left hamstring strain at the end of July and was expected to be held out until Tuesday against St. Louis. Gallardo is 1-10 with a 6.78 ERA in 16 career starts against the Cardinals, so he'll dodge a major bullet by facing Cincinnati instead on Saturday.
Carlos Gomez, CF8/16/2013 4:38:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee center fielder Carlos Gomez' MRI confirmed a right knee sprain, according to Adam McCalvy of MLB.com.
Insight: Gomez collided with the outfield wall Thursday night, but he avoided a major injury. He's day-to-day.
Carlos Gomez, CF8/15/2013 10:05:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee center fielder Carlos Gomez injured his knee while making a leaping catch Thursday against the Reds. SOURCE: Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Insight: He went 0-for-1 before exiting. The Brewers are calling it a sprained knee. Gomez will go for an MRI on Friday.
Juan Francisco, 3B8/15/2013 9:33:00 AM
Description: Brewers 1B/3B Juan Francisco hit a pair of longballs and drove in four runs Wednesday at Texas.
Insight: In 56 games and 171 at-bats with the Brew Crew, Francisco has crushed 12 homers and is hitting .257 with an .865 OPS. He strikes out a ton -- 31.3 percent K rate with the Brewers, 33.5 percent for the season -- but he has balanced it out with a 10.3 percent walk rate with Milwaukee, compared to a 6.1 percent walk rate with the Braves. Overall, he's hitting .251 with 17 round-trippers, 45 RBI and a .796 OPS.
Juan Francisco, 3B8/14/2013 10:12:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee corner infielder Juan Francisco is hitless in seven at-bats versus Texas starter Matt Garza with five strikeouts.
Insight: Francisco has shown off some power with 15 homers this season, but he obviously doesn't see the ball well against Garza and should be avoided.
Yovani Gallardo, SP8/13/2013 8:11:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee starter Yovani Gallardo (hamstring) could be ready to rejoin the rotation next Tuesday at home against the Cardinals, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. He threw a bullpen session Tuesday afternoon and came away in good shape. "It went great," Gallardo said. "Today was the main one. You always want to see how you feel after the first one. There are no issues."
Insight: Gallardo suffered a left hamstring strain at the end of July. The Brewers were shopping him prior to the trade deadline, but he didn't have much value after posting a 4.91 ERA and a 1.48 WHIP this season. He was initially expected to return Friday when eligible but he'll throw one last bullpen session Thursday. Gallardo is 1-10 with a 6.78 ERA in 16 career starts against the Cardinals, so fantasy owners shouldn't bother activating him until after he passes that test next Tuesday.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B8/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Description: The Brewers have activated third baseman Aramis Ramirez (knee) from the disabled list.
Insight: Ramirez has played just 54 games this season due to issues with his left knee and didn't produce up to expectations when he was on the field. Even though Milwaukee is playing at Texas, he's in the lineup as the third baseman and not the DH.
Wily Peralta, SP8/11/2013 7:47:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee righthander Wily Peralta pitched well on Sunday but it wasn't enough to beat the Mariners.
Insight: Peralta (8-12, 4.30 ERA) scattered four hits and two runs over eight innings. Felix Hernandez held the Brewers scoreless so it's tough to blame Peralta for the loss. Peralta's run support numbers this season have been among the worst in baseball (3.28 runs per game).
Yovani Gallardo, SP8/11/2013 2:01:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee starter Yovani Gallardo (hamstring) threw a bullpen session Saturday and called it a success, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. "Went good," he said. "The main thing is just feeling comfortable. I was able to throw a full, complete bullpen, so that's a good start. I think I have another one Tuesday in Texas. We'll see after that."
Insight: Gallardo suffered a left hamstring strain at the end of July. The Brewers were shopping him prior to the trade deadline, but he didn't have much value after posting a 4.91 ERA and a 1.48 WHIP this season. He's expected to return from the DL Friday when first eligible if he doesn't suffer a setback.
Tom Gorzelanny, SP8/11/2013 9:50:00 AM
Description: Brewers left-hander Tom Gorzelanny returned to the rotation Saturday against Seattle and went seven scoreless innings to pick up a victory.
Insight: Gorzelanny was hit in the elbow by a line drive on Aug. 2 and had his next start pushed back. The lefty has a 2.61 ERA and a 30/7 K/BB in 31 innings since joining the rotation. However, with 10 games upcoming from Aug. 15-25 against the Reds and Cardinals, Gorzelanny should be avoided for streaming purposes.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B8/10/2013 8:59:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee third baseman Aramis Ramirez (knee) could be activatd Tuesday against the Rangers, according to Adam McCalvy of MLB.com.
Insight: Ramirez has played just 54 games this season due to issues with his left knee. He was expected to serve as the DH for Milwaukee's weekend series at Seattle, but the team opted to keep him out. The plan is to have Ramirez DH Tuesday before returning to third base Wednesday.
Rickie Weeks, 2B8/9/2013 9:11:00 PM
Description: Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks will need surgery on his injured left hamstring. SOURCE: Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
Insight: He's done for the year. Weeks will finish the season with 10 HR, 24 RBI and a .209 batting average in 104 games. Scooter Gennett is starting at second base tonight against Seattle.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B8/8/2013 7:25:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee manager Ron Roenicke said Thursday that third baseman Aramis Ramirez (knee) will not be activated from the disabled list Friday, according to Adam McCalvy of MLB.com.
Insight: Ramirez has played just 54 games this season due to issues with his left knee. He was expected to serve as the DH for Milwaukee's weekend series at Seattle, but the team will keep him out a little longer.
Rickie Weeks, 2B8/8/2013 6:41:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee second baseman Rickie Weeks has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring.
Insight: Weeks suffered the injury Wednesday while running out a grounder in the eighth inning and told reporters he felt a " little pop" in the hamstring. Weeks traveled back to Milwaukee Thursday for an MRI. The results of the test aren't yet known, but the team must already know that the injury will keep him out for two weeks or more.
Rickie Weeks, 2B8/8/2013 10:47:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee second baseman Rickie Weeks felt a "pop" in his hamstring Wednesday against the Giants. SOURCE: Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
Insight: Weeks suffered the injury while running out a grounder in the eighth inning. The Brewers are calling his injury a strained hamstring but we think it could be more serious than that. Either way, we'd be shocked if Weeks is able to avoid the disabled list.
Marco Estrada, SP8/8/2013 9:55:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee righthander Marco Estrada looked sharp in his return from the DL on Wednesday.
Insight: Estrada, who was on a pitch count, allowed only one hit in five shutout frames, beating the Giants for his fourth win of the season. He's scheduled to start next Tuesday's game against Texas.
Marco Estrada, SP8/7/2013 9:31:00 AM
Description: Brewers pitcher Marco Estrada (hamstring, back) has been activated from the 15-day disabled list.
Insight: Estrada has been on the disabled list since early June due to a strained left hamstring and has been delayed several times by a back issue. He was 4-4 with a 5.32 ERA and a 1.36 WHIP in 69 1/3 innings prior to his injury after going 5-7 with a 3.64 ERA and a 1.14 WHIP in 138 1/3 frames last year and can be avoided for now outside NL-only formats.
Marco Estrada, SP8/6/2013 8:59:00 PM
Description: Brewers pitcher Marco Estrada (hamstring, back) will come off the DL to start Wednesday against the Giants.
Insight: Estrada has been on the disabled list since early June due to a strained left hamstring and has been delayed several times by a back issue. He was 4-4 with a 5.32 ERA and a 1.36 WHIP in 69 1/3 innings prior to his injury after going 5-7 with a 3.64 ERA and a 1.14 WHIP in 138 1/3 frames last year and can be avoided for now outside NL-only formats.
Jonathan Lucroy, CHot8/6/2013 11:02:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee catcher Jonathan Lucroy is a career .400 hitter with three extra base hits versus Giants right-hander Matt Cain.
Insight: Lucroy got off to a slow start this season, but post huge July numbers (.333, 1.054 OPS) and he has his numbers up to a solid level with a .284 average, 16 homers, 59 RBI and an .836 OPS. Start him.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B8/4/2013 3:42:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee third baseman Aramis Ramirez is expected to return from the disabled list some time later this week. SOURCE: Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Insight: Knee issues have kept Ramirez on the sidelines since the beginning of last month. Ramirez's return means fewer at bats for Yuniesky Betancourt (.213, 12 HR, 38 RBI).
Rickie Weeks, 2B8/4/2013 1:56:00 PM
Description: Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks is not in Sunday's lineup versus Washington.
Insight: The low-average hitting Weeks (.215, 10 HR, 24 RBI, 7 SB) needs to get going if he is to put up 20 homers for a fifth consecutive season. He is 3-for-8 in the first two games of the series with the Nats.
Tom Gorzelanny, SP8/4/2013 9:28:00 AM
Description: Brewers left-hander Tom Gorzelanny is likely to miss his next start after taking a line drive off his pitching elbow.
Insight: Gorzelanny had moved into the starting rotation five outings ago and been inconsistent. He three two games of six innings without yielding a run and two games in which he gave up at least four earned runs.
Carlos Gomez, CF8/2/2013 10:33:00 AM
Description: Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez is hitless in eight at-bats versus Washington starter Jordan Zimmermann with four strikeouts.
Insight: Gomez's average was down to .289, but he's since raised it to .301 over the past nine games by batting .433 over that span. This matchup, however, isn't likely to help.
Yovani Gallardo, SP7/31/2013 3:14:00 PM
Description: The Brewers have placed starter Yovani Gallardo (hamstring) on the 15-day disabled list.
Insight: Gallardo left Tuesday's start against the Cubs with a hamstring strain. His production -- 4.91 ERA, 1.48 WHIP -- virtually destroyed most of his trade value anyway for Milwaukee.
Jonathan Lucroy, C7/31/2013 10:22:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee catcher Jonathan Lucroy has blasted two homers and gone 7-for-20 (.350) against Cubs starter Edwin Jackson.
Insight: Lucroy got off to a slow start this season, but he has his numbers up to a solid level with a .283 average, 15 homers, 56 RBI and an .825 OPS.
Jim Henderson, SP7/30/2013 9:15:00 PM
Description: Brewers righty Jim Henderson has gone 3-for-3 in save chances since the team traded Francisco Rodriguez.
Insight: Henderson has walked three batters but hasn't allowed a hit in his last three save opportunities. He hasn't allowed a run since July 11.
Jean Segura, SS7/30/2013 9:04:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee shortstop Jean Segura went 2-for-4 with a double, a homer and two RBI Tuesday afternoon against the Cubs.
Insight: Segura hadn't homered in his last 31 games. He's still hitting .315 with 12 homers, 42 RBI, 59 runs and 31 steals this season, making him one of fantasy's top shortstops. If he finishes strong this season he might just make it into the first round of fantasy drafts next year.
Yovani Gallardo, SP7/30/2013 4:37:00 PM
Description: According to Adam McCalvy of MLB.com, Brewers starter Yovani Gallardo has a tight left hamstring.
Insight: Gallardo left Tuesday's start against the Cubs with the injury. If his production -- 4.91 ERA, 1.48 WHIP -- wasn't already sinking his trade value, the injury will with the trade deadline coming up Wednesday.
Yovani Gallardo, SP7/30/2013 4:22:00 PM
Description: Brewers starter Yovani Gallardo left Tuesday's game against Chicago after going 4 2/3 innings with an apparently leg injury.
Insight: He came up gimpy while pitching to darwin Barney and didn't even attempt to throw another pitch. gallardo is 8-9 with a 4.88 ERA and 1.46 WHIP and has been talked about in trade rumors.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B7/30/2013 10:10:00 AM
Description: Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez (knee) took batting practice again, but he's slow to recover from this knee injury.
Insight: Ramirez has been dealing with knee soreness for most of the season and he aggravated the injury earlier this month. Too bad as he's reached base in eight of 11 at-bats against Tuesday's starter Carlos Villanueva.
Jean Segura, SS7/29/2013 4:53:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee shortstop Jean Segura (forearm) is back in the lineup Monday against the Cubs.
Insight: Segura left Saturday's game in the fourth inning after getting hit by a pitch on the right forearm and sat out Sunday.
Jean Segura, SS7/28/2013 10:04:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee shortstop Jean Segura hopes to be back in the starting nine Monday against the Rockies. SOURCE: Adam McCalvy, MLB.com
Insight: Segura left Saturday's game in the fourth inning after getting hit by a pitch on the right forearm. Jeff Bianchi is likely to fill in at shortstop on Sunday.
Carlos Gomez, CF7/25/2013 8:11:00 PM
Description: Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez went 7-for-9 with two doubles, a homer and three RBI over his last two games.
Insight: Gomez has reversed a lengthy slump that had his average down to .289. After going 4-for-4 Wednesday and 3-for-5 Thursday, he's back up to .301.
Yovani Gallardo, SPCold7/25/2013 8:08:00 PM
Description: The Brewers are shopping Yovani Gallardo, but they might not find a taker. He's 8-9 with a pitiful 4.88 ERA and a 1.46 WHIP after losing Thursday's game.
Insight: Gallardo surrendered eight hits and six earned runs in 3 2/3 innings Thursday versus San Diego. His ERA is 7.45 over his last six starts.
Yuniesky Betancourt, 2B7/25/2013 8:04:00 PM
Description: Prior to Thursday's game, Milwaukee infielder Yuniesky Betancourt had failed to pick up multiple hits in the same game since May 31.
Insight: Betancourt went 4-for-5 with a homer and two RBI Thursday against the Padres. That's as many homers as he had from May 8 to July 24, a stretch in which he hit just .149 (25-for-168). Betancourt hit .276 with eight homers and 24 RBI in his first 30 games this season, but that was a mirage.
Jonathan Lucroy, C7/25/2013 10:08:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee catcher Jonathan Lucroy is just 1-for-13 in his matchups with San Diego starter Edinson Volquez.
Insight: Lucroy (.283, 14 HR, 55 RBI) doesn't get much media attention playing in Milwaukee, but his statistics put him near the top of the fantasy catching position. Thursday, however, is an unfavorable matchup.
Rickie Weeks, 2B7/25/2013 10:05:00 AM
Description: Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks is a career .412 hitter against Padres starter Edinson Volquez with a pair of homers and a 1.347 OPS.
Insight: The low-average hitting Weeks (.217, 10 HR, 22 RBI, 7 SB) needs to get going if he is to put up 20 homers for a fifth consecutive season. He's also just 2-for-21 since the All-Star break so he needs this favorable matchup to hopefully get him started.
Jim Henderson, SP7/23/2013 9:06:00 PM
Description: Jim Henderson will likely reacquire the Brewers closer role following Francisco Rodriguez' trade to the Orioles.
Insight: Henderson has 10 saves and a 2.27 ERA this season, but he lost the closer role in June when he struggled following a stint on the disabled list.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B7/23/2013 8:05:00 PM
Description: According to Adam McCalvy of MLB.com, Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez (knee) took batting practice Tuesday.
Insight: Ramirez has been dealing with knee soreness for most of the season and he aggravated the injury earlier this month. He was believed to be nearing a return, but FOXSports' Ken Rosenthal reported Saturday that Ramirez would be out another 10-14 days.
Carlos Gomez, CF7/23/2013 4:52:00 PM
Description: A sore elbow, shoulder and thumb kept Carlos Gomez on the sidelines Monday against the Padres. He was listed as questionable for Tuesday's game against San Diego, but is in the starting lineup.
Insight: He missed Sunday's game as well. The Brewers center fielder was in the middle of a 3-for-39 tailspin before his injury.