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 Latest Milwaukee Brewers Player Notes:

Dec 17 2017 - Yovani Gallardo
  RHP Yovani Gallardo agreed to a deal with the Brewers on Saturday, according to multiple reports. The 31-year-old veteran enjoyed the best years of his career with the Brewers by going 89-64 with a 3.69 ERA between 2007-14, but he is now looking to rediscover his form after back-to-back poor seasons. Gallardo was 5-10 with a 5.72 ERA in 28 appearances (22 starts) with the Seattle Mariners last season, and the club declined to pick up his $13 million option for 2018. He went 6-8 with a 5.42 ERA in 23 starts for the Baltimore Orioles in 2016. Gallardo won 12 or more games in five consecutive seasons with the Brewers. He won a career-high 17 games in 2011 and followed up with 16 in 2012.


Dec 1 2017 - Stephen Vogt
  C Stephen Vogt agreed to a $3.065 million contract with the Brewers to avoid arbitration on Friday. The 33-year-old catcher and two-time All-Star as a member of the Athletics joined the Brewers via waivers last June. In 122 at-bats with the Brewers, Vogt hit .254 with eight home runs and 20 RBIs. Vogt made $2.965 million last season between the Brewers and A's.


Oct 26 2017 - Chase Anderson
  RHP Chase Anderson signed a two-year contract extension with club options for the 2020 and 2021 seasons, the team announced Thursday. The contract is guaranteed for $11.75 million for the two-year extension. It could reach $31.35 million with incentives over the four years if the options are picked up, according to MLB.com.


Oct 2 2017 - Aaron Wilkerson
  RHP Aaron Wilkerson retired the first 17 men he faced and won the season finale Sunday, his first MLB win. Wilkerson gave up only two hits and a run in seven innings with no walks and five strikeouts in an outing that could linger in the minds of Milwaukee decision-makers during the offseason. He was acquired from Boston last July in the Aaron Hill trade.


Oct 2 2017 - Eric Thames
  LF Eric Thames (foot) was back in the lineup for the season finale Sunday after leaving Saturday's game in the eighth inning. Thames fouled a pitch off the same foot that forced him to miss Thursday's game against Cincinnati. He went 1-for-3 with a double in the season finale, winding up with 31 homers and 63 RBIs to go along with a .247 batting average.


Oct 2 2017 - Brett Phillips
  RF Brett Phillips became a fixture in the Brewers' lineup down the stretch and showed why Sunday, cracking a three-run homer in a four-run first inning. Phillips added a single in the fourth and finished 2-for-4, going 6-for-16 in his last four games. It was his first three-run homer in the majors and served as a reminder of why he might win an everyday job next spring.


Oct 2 2017 - Jesus Aguilar
  1B Jesus Aguilar capped a great rookie season with a two-run homer in the eighth and three RBIs on Sunday. Aguilar forced his way on the roster with a big spring and then stuck around all season, clubbing 16 homers in 279 at-bats to go along with a .265 average and 52 RBIs. He belted three pinch-homers in 60 at-bats, making him one of the game's most dangerous weapons off the bench.


Oct 2 2017 - Hernan Perez
  OF Hernan Perez tried to convince manager Craig Counsell to play him at all nine positions Sunday, but Counsell squashed his hopes, saying after the game that he wanted to win the game. But Perez still enjoyed a good year, batting .259 with 14 homers and 51 RBI while showcasing his versatility throughout. He's become a valuable piece of the roster over the last three years.


Sep 30 2017 - Domingo Santana
  RF Domingo Santana clouted his 30th homer of the year in the third inning Saturday, the first time he has done that in his career. Santana became the third Milwaukee player to slug 30 homers this year, marking only the second time in franchise history that has happened. The first was in 1982 when Gorman Thomas, Ben Oglivie and Cecil Cooper finished with 39, 34 and 32, respectively.


Sep 30 2017 - Travis Shaw
  3B Travis Shaw knocked in his 100th and 101st runs in the third inning on Saturday with a single to right-center field, marking his first 100-RBI season. Shaw's acquisition was a major reason why the Brewers stayed in contention for a playoff spot for so long. He provided major punch in the middle of the lineup. If he doesn't play Sunday, Shaw finishes with 66 extra-base hits, 10 steals and an OPS of .862.


Sep 30 2017 - Eric Thames
  1B Eric Thames (foot) left the game in the eighth inning after fouling a pitch off it, two days after missing a game with an injury to it. Manager Craig Counsell said after Saturday's game that Thames is unlikely to play in Sunday's season finale. If that's the case, Thames finished the year with a .247 average, 31 homers and 63 RBIs in 466 at-bats. He cracked 11 homers in April.


Sep 30 2017 - Zach Davies
  RHP Zach Davies tries for his 18th win in Sunday's regular-season finale at St. Louis. Davies is coming off a no-decision Tuesday night in Milwaukee's 7-6 victory over Cincinnati, lasting only four innings and giving up three runs, six hits and two walks with no strikeouts. He's 2-0 with a 3.41 ERA in six career starts against the Cardinals and 1-0 with a 5.87 ERA in three starts this year.


Sep 30 2017 - Junior Guerra
  RHP Junior Guerra lasted only 2 1/3 innings in his first start since July on Saturday, which was about as long as he could logically be expected to go in what was a "bullpen" game anyway. Guerra gave up two hits and three runs, walking two and fanning four. The Opening Day starter for Milwaukee, Guerra had a lost season because of two injures and ineffective pitching, going 1-4 with a 5.12 ERA.


Sep 30 2017 - Corey Knebel
  RHP Corey Knebel was used in a non-save situation Friday night and gave up a two-run homer in the ninth inning to Jose Martinez, marking just the third time in 76 appearances he allowed multiple runs. Knebel did pick up two strikeouts, giving him 126. That's the most for any MLB reliever since the Yankees' Dellin Betances had 126 last year.


Sep 30 2017 - Stephen Vogt
  C Stephen Vogt's three RBIs tied his season high set June 11 at Tampa Bay and June 30 against Miami. Vogt drove in runs in his first three at-bats with a single in the second, a solo shot in the fourth and an infield out in the sixth. Vogt has gotten most of the action with an injury to Manny Pina and is holding up nicely, collecting seven hits in the last 16 at-bats.


Sep 30 2017 - Eric Thames
  1B Eric Thames (bruised foot) returned to the lineup Friday night after missing a 4-3 win on Thursday over Cincinnati. Thames hit in the leadoff spot and went 2-for-4 with a walk and an RBI. His numbers have dropped off since a great April, but he has still given the Brewers 31 homers and 62 RBIs, including five and 10 in 57 at-bats against St. Louis pitching.


Sep 30 2017 - Junior Guerra
  RHP Junior Guerra was named as Saturday's starting pitcher after Milwaukee's 5-3 win on Friday night. Guerra was the team's Opening Day starter, but he is just 1-4 with a 4.90 ERA in a season that has seen him take two turns on the 10-day DL with right leg injuries. Guerra last pitched Wednesday night, working a scoreless inning against Cincinnati with a strikeout.


Sep 24 2017 - Chase Anderson
  RHP Chase Anderson delivered a big outing when Milwaukee needed it most, lasting seven-plus innings and notching his 12th win of the year on Friday night. Anderson gave up three hits and a run, walking one and fanning five in an efficient 101-pitch outing. His 12-4 record is the best for a Brewers pitcher (minimum 15 decisions) since Moose Haas went 13-3 for the American League champions in 1982.


Sep 28 2017 - Manny Pina
  C Manny Pina said he's hopeful that he could return to the Brewers this weekend when they visit St. Louis but sat out a sixth consecutive game Thursday with a sprained left thumb. In his full major league season, Pina emerged as Milwaukee's everyday starter and is tied for the league lead with six pickoffs this season while batting .279 with nine home runs and 43 RBIs.


Sep 28 2017 - Eric Thames
  1B Eric Thames was out of the lineup Thursday, still sore a night after fouling a pitch off his right foot. Thames avoided a fracture but needed some extra time, manager Craig Counsell said. Thames hoped to be back in the lineup Friday at St. Louis.


Sep 28 2017 - Neil Walker
  2B Neil Walker went 0-for-3 with a walk Wednesday and has now reached base in 19 of his last 20 games. Acquired in August to bolster the Brewers' offense for a playoff push, Walker his a .402 OBP in September with 17 walks and 13 runs scored.


Sep 28 2017 - Matt Garza
  RHP Matt Garza struck out a batter in a scoreless innings of relief Wednesday, his first action since working 1 2/3 scoreless innings out of the bullpen on Sept. 16. In the final season of a four-year, $50 million contract, Garza started 16 games for Milwaukee, going 5-2 with a 6.86 ERA, before losing his spot in the rotation.


Sep 28 2017 - Eric Thames
  1B Eric Thames suffered a contusion and had to leave the game when he fouled a pitch off his foot in the eighth inning X-rays revealed no structural damage but Thames is likely to sit out Thursday when the Brewers and Reds wrap up their three-game series at Miller Park.


Sep 28 2017 - Manny Pina
  C Manny Pina missed a fifth consecutive game because of a sprained left thumb. Pina is still hopeful he can return for the final series of the season, this weekend at St. Louis. Pina has appeared in 107 games for Milwaukee this season, batting .279 with 21 doubles, nine home runs and 43 RBI.


Sep 27 2017 - Manny Pina
  C Manny Pina has made "small progress" with his sprained left thumb but missed his fourth straight game Tuesday night and it's still unknown when, or if, he could return to action, manager Craig Counsell said.