Ryan Braun said he is feeling well nearly two months after back surgery and is optimistic that he will be 100 percent for the Brewers by spring training.
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Roberts makes 5 of a kind in dugouts
With the recent hiring of Dave Roberts, the Dodgers join the Brewers, Tigers, Rays and Padres with managers who played in the majors within the past 10 years on Opening Day. MLB notes (Insider)
Rebuilding just beginning in Milwaukee
The Brewers are destined for a long 2016, but should have terrific draft positions over the next few years as they begin what will be a long, laborious process. MLB status check (Insider)
Can the Rangers land Jonathan Lucroy?
Texas reportedly tried to trade for the Milwaukee catcher at the deadline but was turned away. With a new GM at the helm for the Brewers, the Rangers may check again. MLB rumors roundup
Josh Hader's stock up after AFL play
Hader's mid-90s fastball is absolutely unhittable if he locates it. He's shown the ability to throw his slider for strikes. The lefty has the stuff to be a front-end starter. The more likely outcome is that stamina and inefficiency will limit him to a No. 3 role. Arizona Fall League recap (Insider)
Adam Lind the next Brewer to be dealt?
Milwaukee has been active in trades to start the offseason, and the team is reportedly receiving plenty of interest in Lind. Will the first baseman be traded soon? MLB rumors roundup
New Brewers general manager David Stearns made a trade for the third straight day, dealing infielder Luis Sardinas to the Seattle Mariners on Friday for outfielder Ramon Flores.
Jim Bowden ESPN Insider
Here is a quick look at the Mariners - Brewers trade: what the Mariners get: Luis Sardinas - quick twitcher, +run, +defense, +throw. SH w/ limited pop, slash/spray offensive game. Has an option remaining. What the Brewers get: Ramon Flores - LH hitter w/ fringe to avg tools across the board. Plays either corner, a stretch in CF. 45 runner who broke his leg last August. Out of options.
The Astros have traded infielder Jonathan Villar to the Milwaukee Brewers for minor league pitcher Cy Sneed.
Brewers get Jonathan Villar from Astros
Villar appeared in 53 games for Houston last season, batting .284 in 116 at bats. He started games at 3B, SS and LF. Houston gets minor league pitcher Cy Sneed in exchange.
Jim Bowden ESPN Insider
Here is what the Brewers get in return for Frankie Rodriguez: Javy Betancourt is a young athletic 2b man with pretty good baseball instincts and actions. Avg. hands, and fielder. Can turn a double play fairly quick. Tool set more for 2b. Gap to gap hitter, bad ball hitter, makes contact, needs to improve strike zone Discipline. They also get a player to be named later.
Brewers re-sign Hernan Perez
Milwaukee has agreed to a minor league deal with the free-agent third baseman. Perez hit .270 with a home run and 21 RBIs in 90 games with the Brewers this season.
The Tigers filled one of their most pressing needs of the offseason by acquiring six-time All-Star Francisco Rodriguez from the Brewers.
The Tigers hope to have found the answer to their bullpen woes, trading for veteran Milwaukee Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez on Wednesday.
Jayson Stark Senior Writer, ESPN.com
Trade alert: An exec whose team has talked to Detroit about relievers says the Tigers are on the verge of trading for Francisco Rodriguez
Should Milwaukee trade Jean Segura?
Segura will soon lose his job at shortstop to prospect Orlando Arcia. Do the Brewers move him over to second or trade him this winter? Buyer's Guide: Middle infielders (Insider)
The needs are many for the Brewers, but they need to start with prospects for a depleted farm system and multiple arms for the pitching staff.
What if Adam Lind was a free agent?
The Brewers exercised Lind's $8 million option earlier this week, but where would he rank among free agents if they hadn't? Keith Law cautions against being fooled by his WAR totals. See his ranking (Insider)
Aramis Ramirez said Thursday in a radio interview that he is retiring from baseball after 18 seasons in the major leagues.
Who's set up best for the future?
Once new GM David Stearns trades off the Brewers' veteran talent, he'll have a cleaner slate to work from. There's optimism that Stearns can work the same magic in Milwaukee that he did in Houston. Future Power Rankings (Insider)
The Brewers exercised Adam Lind's option for the 2016 season. The first baseman is scheduled to make $8 million.
Not much brewin' in 2016
The Brewers endured a tough season this year, and things don't look like they'll get any better next year. Our rankings reflect that mindset. Way-Too-Early Power Rankings
Three Brewers on AFL Stars roster
Right-handers Jacob Barnes and Damien Magnifico and outfielder Michael Reed will represent Milwaukee this Saturday in a game designed to showcase the best prospects in the Arizona Fall League.