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The Brewers added two pitchers to their roster yesterday, claiming Neil Ramirez and activating Will Smith. We discuss that and more in today's What We Learned.

MLB: St. Louis Cardinals at Milwaukee Brewers Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Yesterday's Results

Cardinals 10, Brewers 3

Wily Peralta struggled, yet kept the Brewers in the game through five innings. It was the Brewers bullpen that let it get out of hand, allowing seven runs in four innings to put the game out of reach.

Brewers News and Notes

Links from BCB

Brewers claim Neil Ramirez off waivers from Cubs, designate Colin Walsh for assignment | -JP-, BCB

The Brewers continued to add to their pool of talent yesterday, acquiring Neil Ramirez from the 15-day DL and designating Rule 5 pick Colin Walsh for assignment.

Will Smith activated from the 15-day DL, David Goforth optioned to Triple-A | -JP-, BCB

Though it's a day ahead of schedule, the Brewers activated Will Smith from the 15-day DL following yesterday's game. As a corresponding move, the Brewers optioned David Goforth to Triple-A.

Milwaukee Brewers Down On The Farm Report: Week 8 | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

Looking back at week 8 of the minor-league season.

30% of your 2016 Milwaukee Brewers – Starting Pitching showing signs of life | James Hutterer, BCB

The season is now more than 30% done, and the starting pitching is starting to improve.

Links from Other Sites

Brewers DFA Rule 5 pick Walsh | Curt Hogg, Brewers.com

Though Colin Walsh showed great plate patience, the emergence of a few other players cut into Walsh's play time, and Walsh could never get going at the plate.

May was kind to Brewers' Lucroy, Villar | Curt Hogg, Brewers.com

The month of May was kind to Jonathan Villar and Jonathan Lucroy, as both put up some massive numbers.

Brewers Community Achievers: Dr. Marla Lichtenberger | Caitlin Moyer, Cait Covers the Bases

Honored for the month of May, Dr. Marla Lichtenberger started the MECA Foundation and holds a yearly fundraiser to help protect police dogs.

David Goforth visits the Sojourner Family Peace Center | Caitlin Moyer, Cait Covers the Bases

Before being sent down yesterday, pitcher David Goforth paid a visit to the Sojourner Family Peace Center. It is one of the organizations that is being supported by the "K's For A Cause" program this season.

Minor League Update

Affiliate Update

Colorado Springs Sky Sox (AAA) | 21-25

  • Yesterday: Omaha @ Colorado Springs (PPD)
  • Today: Omaha @ Colorado Springs (DH) | 5:30 pm

Biloxi Shuckers (AA) | 30-21

  • Yesterday: Biloxi 7, Mississippi 1
  • Today: Mississippi @ Biloxi | 7:10 pm

Brevard County Manatees (A+) | 17-34

  • Yesterday: Brevard County 7, Lakeland 4
  • Today: Brevard County @ Lakeland | 5:00 pm

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (A) | 24-28

  • Yesterday: Peoria 5, Wisconsin 1
  • Today: Wisconsin @ Peoria | 7:00 pm

NL Central Updates

Yesterday's Games

  • Marlins 3, Pirates 1
  • Dodgers 5, Cubs 0
  • Rockies 17, Reds 4

Today's Games

  • Pirates (Jon Niese) @ Marlins (Adam Conley) | 6:10 pm
  • Dodgers (Mike Bolsinger) @ Cubs (Jon Lester) | 7:05 pm
  • Reds (John Lamb) @ Rockies (Tyler Chatwood) | 7:40 pm

Around Baseball

Roster News

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Los Angeles Dodgers

New York Mets

New York Yankees

Toronto Blue Jays

Other Notes

Tigers closer Francisco Rodriguez says he battled Zika in offseason | Katie Strang, ESPN

With the recent crisis around the Zika virus, Francisco Rodriguez knows exactly how hard it can be to recover from it.

Today's Action

Brewers (Zach Davies) vs. Cardinals (Jaime Garcia) | 12:40 pm