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2/27/2015 | Family ties give Aramis good reason to end stellar career

While the Brewers weren't fully prepared for Ramirez's announcement that he plans to retire at the end of the season, they weren't shocked, either. It's clear the 36-year-old from the Dominican Republic is prepared to walk away no matter what happens in 2015.

2/27/2015 | Last call: Nelson again scratched from live BP

For the second straight day, the Brewers scratched right-hander Jimmy Nelson from scheduled live batting practice because of a slight hamstring tweak.

2/27/2015 | Brewers will look at all angles to find Ramirez's replacement

Brewers officials weren't surprised Friday when Aramis Ramirez announced he intends to retire after this season. Club officials had already been thinking about who's on deck to play third base.

2/27/2015 | After 2015 season, Aramis will call it a career

Shedding light on why he exercised his half of a mutual option with the Brewers in October rather than seek a multiyear contract in free agency, Aramis Ramirez said Friday that his 20th professional season will also be his last.

2/26/2015 | Last Call: K-Rod one of many to keep coming home

Thursday marked the fifth time since 2011 that the Brewers acquired Francisco Rodriguez. They traded for him in '11, saw him enter free agency, only to accept arbitration and return, then signed him as a free agent in '13, '14 and now '15.

2/26/2015 | Attanasio addresses team, emphasizes confidence

Brewers owner Mark Attanasio has suggested he was too drowned in disappointment last September to speak to players before they went home for the winter. So when he stepped forward in the clubhouse at Maryvale Baseball Park on Thursday, he had plenty to say.

2/26/2015 | Brewers' deal with K-Rod shakes up bullpen

The Brewers' two-year deal with Francisco Rodriguez caused a ripple effect throughout the rest of the bullpen, but if the man most affected -- Jonathan Broxton -- was feeling down about a potentially reduced role, he didn't let on.

2/26/2015 | K-Rod inks two-year deal with Brewers

All-Star closer Francisco Rodriguez, who saved 44 games with the Brewers last season, agreed Thursday to a two-year, $13 million free-agent contract that includes a club option.

2/25/2015 | Thumb better, Braun vows return to elite

Now comes the real test for Ryan Braun and his meddlesome right thumb. The Brewers outfielder reported to camp in full health, vowing to rejoin the list of baseball's elite hitters.

2/25/2015 | Last Call: Attanasio address on deck

Brewers owner Mark Attanasio will headline a long morning meeting Thursday ahead of the Brewers' first full-squad workout. It will be the first time he addresses his team in a full year.

2/25/2015 | Roenicke juggling options for infield depth

The Brewers know what their defense-first crop of young shortstops can do at that position, so manager Ron Roenicke will spend the spring judging those players' versatility as he seeks to set personnel for the bench.

2/24/2015 | Fiers not letting Stanton beanball affect pitching style

Mike Fiers still thinks about the wayward fastball that struck Giancarlo Stanton in the face last September, but said he must continue to pitch inside if he's to remain successful in the Major Leagues.

2/24/2015 | After year of heartbreak, Segura sees better days ahead

Jean Segura arrived at Maryvale Baseball Park bearing news of a better finish to what was a tough 2014 season.

2/24/2015 | Thornburg ready to contribute any way he can

Tyler Thornburg would love to settle into a set role. But for now, the right-hander remains the Swiss Army knife of the Brewers' pitching staff.

2/24/2015 | Last Call: Arctic tailgate plans altered

With Spring Training underway, is introducing a new feature called "Morning Brew," which will morph into "Last Call" at the end of the day for news and notes.

2/23/2015 | Roenicke mulling lineup puzzle

With the Brewers' first exhibition game nine days away, manager Ron Roenicke said "nothing's set" in the team's batting order. Writing a lineup is proving a more difficult process than in seasons past.

2/23/2015 | Brewers put in strong offer for Moncada

The Brewers were the first team to submit an offer to Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada, general manager Doug Melvin said, but knew within 72 hours the 19-year-old would be signing elsewhere.

2/23/2015 | Last Call: Gomez seeking more

When there's news out of the early clubhouse session, we'll post a "Morning Brew," which will morph into "Last Call" at the end of the day. It will house the notes and anecdotes that didn't find a home elsewhere on the site.

2/22/2015 | Last call: Sickness grounds Lucroy

Catcher Jonathan Lucroy will miss 2-3 days of camp after being diagnosed with the flu. He thought he was dealing with a bad bout of allergies, but doctors detected a fever during Lucroy's physical exam on Saturday and sent him home, lest the bug infects the whole clubhouse.

2/22/2015 | Inexperienced Jungmann leads Brewers' rotation depth

Hearing that he's all the way up to No. 6 on the Brewers' starting pitching depth chart did little to move Brewers prospect Taylor Jungmann on Sunday, when the club's pitchers and catchers took part in their first formal workout.

2/21/2015 | Braun won't be restricted as camp begins

While Brewers players underwent their annual physical exams Saturday, Brewers officials expressed continued optimism for three important players returning from injury-plagued seasons: right fielder Ryan Braun and relievers Jim Henderson and Tyler Thornburg.

2/21/2015 | Brewers in no hurry to anoint closer

Instead of simply naming their most experienced incumbent reliever to the role, the Brewers plan to wait to publicly announce a closer.

2/21/2015 | Melvin defends Brewers' offseason moves

Pointing at the team's internal depth chart Saturday morning, general manager Doug Melvin forcefully rebutted the notion that the Brewers should have done more over the winter to address last season's collapse.

2/20/2015 | Thornburg ready to pick up where he left off in 2014

Tyler Thornburg, whose sensational start last season in the Brewers' bullpen was derailed by an alarming right elbow injury, felt like one of the guys as pitchers and catchers reported for Spring Training on Friday. When the team takes the field Sunday for its first formal workout, Thornburg does not expect to be under any physical restrictions.

2/20/2015 | Brewers give mixed reaction on new pace of game rules

Brewers players offered mixed reactions Friday after Major League Baseball announced a series of new rules intended to speed the pace of game.

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