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The Brewers put up a 1-3 record in Los Angeles over the weekend. We discuss that and more in today’s What We Learned.

Milwaukee Brewers v Los Angeles Dodgers Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images

This Weekend’s Results

Brewers 8, Dodgers 6

Dodgers 10, Brewers 6

Dodgers 3, Brewers 2

Dodgers 2, Brewers 1

Brewers News and Notes

Links from BCB

The Brewers hottest trade chip is...Aaron Hill!? | Derek Harvey, BCB

As hard as it could be to believe, Aaron Hill could be the trade chip the Brewers have that collects the most interest.

Blazek back, Knebel to Colorado Springs; Zack Jones returned to Minnesota | eddiemathews, BCB

The Brewers made a few roster moves over the weekend, activating Michael Blazek, optioning Corey Knebel to Triple-A, and returning Zack Jones to the Twins.

Sunday Sundries - Week 11 | eddiemathews, BCB

Recapping Week 11 of the regular season.

Hernan Perez - Something is Fishy | justthestatsman, BCB FanPost

Perez is getting starts in right field, which is a strange development for a team who has plenty of outfield depth.

Links from Other Sites

Roster move a vote of confidence in Barnes | Adam McCalvy, Brewers.com

Remaining on the roster after the weekend moves is Jacob Barnes, who got a vote of confidence by remaining on the major league roster following Blazek’s activation.

Capuano scheduled for MRI on ailing elbow | Adam McCalvy, Brewers.com

Capuano has suffered a setback in his rehab and will get a MRI in Milwaukee on Tuesday to determine the extent of the damage to his elbow.

Barnes' Father's Day marked by loss, new beginnings | Adam McCalvy, Brewers.com

Jacob Barnes had a lot of emotions going on Father’s Day, both happy and sad.

Jimmy Nelson Has Been Unlucky, and Bad | Ryan Romano, BP Milwaukee

While some of Jimmy Nelson’s struggles can be attributed to bad luck, some of it is also a result of bad performance.

Minor League Update

Affiliate Update

Colorado Springs Sky Sox (AAA) | 30-35

  • Thursday: Colorado Springs 9, Iowa 8
  • Friday: Omaha 5, Colorado Springs 2
  • Saturday: Colorado Springs 8, Omaha 5
  • Sunday: Omaha 11, Colorado Springs 3
  • Monday: Omaha @ Colorado Springs | 8:05 pm

Biloxi Shuckers (AA) | 39-30

  • Thursday: Jacksonville 3, Biloxi 1
  • Friday: Biloxi 4, Jacksonville 1
  • Sunday: Biloxi 2, Jacksonville 1
  • Sunday: Jacksonville 2, Biloxi 1
  • Monday: No Game

Brevard County Manatees (A+) | 23-42

  • Thursday: Daytona 11, Brevard County 6
  • Friday: No Game
  • Saturday: No Game
  • Sunday: No Game
  • Monday: Brevard County @ Dunedin | 5:30 pm

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (A) | 34-36

  • Thursday: Wisconsin 14, Beloit 0
  • Friday: Beloit 4, Wisconsin 2
  • Saturday: Wisconsin 4, Beloit 3
  • Sunday: Wisconsin 6, Beloit 5
  • Monday: No Game

DSL Brewers (R) | 5-7

  • Thursday: DSL Rockies 2, DSL Brewers 1
  • Friday: DSL Rockies 10, DSL Brewers 5
  • Saturday: DSL Brewers 8, DSL Tigers 3
  • Sunday: No Game
  • Monday: DSL Tigers @ DSL Brewers | 9:30 am

Helena Brewers (R) | 3-0

  • Friday: Great Falls @ Helena | 8:05 pm
  • Saturday: Helena 6, Great Falls 3
  • Sunday: Helena 5, Great Falls 4
  • Monday: Great Falls @ Helena | 8:05 pm

AZL Brewers (R) | 0-0

  • Monday: AZL Brewers @ AZL Cubs | 9:00 pm

News and Notes

Top prospect Arcia dabbling at second base | Adam McCalvy, Brewers.com

Arcia has been getting starts at second base in the minors, but GM David Stearns says it’s just part of a development philosophy.

BREWERS SIGN 13 PLAYERS FROM 2016 FIRST-YEAR PLAYER DRAFT | Caitlin Moyer, Cait Covers the Bases

The Brewers officially announced the signing of thirteen players from their draft class.

Brewers sign Draft picks Feliciano, Webb | Adam McCalvy, Brewers.com

The Brewers followed up the announcement of 13 signings with two additional signings on Friday.

2016 Preview: Helena Brewers (R) | Marcus Young, Miller Park Prospects

Helena’s season kicked off on Friday, with many new faces playing in Helena.

Two Brewers Draft Picks in College World Series | Marcus Young, Miller Park Prospects

30th round selection RHP Dalton Brown and 31st round selection 1B Ryan Aquilar are both in the College World Series.

NL Central Updates

This Weekend’s Games

Pirates @ Cubs

  • Friday: Cubs 6, Pirates 0
  • Saturday: Cubs 4, Pirates 3
  • Sunday: Cubs 10, Pirates 5

Reds @ Astros

  • Friday: Reds 4, Astros 2
  • Saturday: Astros 5, Reds 4
  • Sunday: Astros 6, Reds 0

Rangers @ Cardinals

  • Friday: Rangers 1, Cardinals 0
  • Saturday: Rangers 4, Cardinals 3
  • Sunday: Rangers 5, Cardinals 4

Today’s Games

  • Giants (Madison Bumgarner) @ Pirates (Jeff Locke) | 6:05 pm
  • Cardinals (Jaime Garcia) @ Cubs (John Lackey) | 7:05 pm

Today’s Action

The Brewers have the day off.