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Three players got to play against their former team for the first time since leaving last night. We discuss that and more in today’s What We Learned.

MLB: Arizona Diamondbacks at Milwaukee Brewers Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Yesterday's Results

Brewers 7, Diamondbacks 2

Brewers News and Notes

Links from BCB

Exploring a Potential Carlos Gomez Reunion | eddiemathews, BCB

With Carlos Gomez struggling this season for the Astros, could a one-year deal for 2017 between the Brewers and Gomez work?

Will Middlebrooks placed on 15-day DL, Keon Broxton recalled | -JP-, BCB

After injuring his leg on Sunday, the Brewers placed Will Middlebrooks on the 15-day DL with a right leg injury. Keon Broxton was recalled to take Middlebrooks’ spot on the active roster.

Jorge Lopez heading back to Biloxi | -JP-, BCB FanShot

With Jorge Lopez struggling at Triple-A Colorado Springs, the Brewers have chosen to send him to Double-A Biloxi for now.

Links from Other Sites

As trade rumors swirl, who may chase Lucroy? | Curt Hogg, Brewers.com

It seems like the American League would be the best landing place for Jonathan Lucroy, as many teams need an upgrade at catcher.

Second 1st impression: Trio debuts vs. old teams | Curt Hogg, Brewers.com

Three players faced their former teams for the first time yesterday. Rickie Weeks and Jean Segura faced the Brewers for the first time as members of the Diamondbacks, and Chase Anderson pitched against the Diamondbacks for the first time since his trade from Arizona.

Santana has 'big setback' in rehab stint | Curt Hogg, Brewers.com

The chances of Domingo Santana returning this season took a big hit yesterday as he was scratched from the lineup in a rehab game at Class A Wisconsin. He has been shut down for now.

Get to Know: Brewers utility man Jake Elmore | Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ($)

An interview with utility man Jake Elmore, who discusses his college days, fighting through the minor leagues, and bouncing around from team to team.

On Context and Happiness as Sports Fans | Jack Moore, BP Milwaukee

It’s easy for negativity to flow during a rebuild, and much of it revolves around one flawed idea: All teams should have an equal playing field.

Minor League Update

Affiliate Update

Colorado Springs Sky Sox (AAA) | 48-51

  • Yesterday: Round Rock 5, Colorado Springs 6
  • Today: Colorado Springs @ Nashville | 7:05 pm

Biloxi Shuckers (AA) | 50-49

  • Yesterday: No Game
  • Today: Biloxi @ Mobile | 6:35 pm

Brevard County Manatees (A+) | 33-65

  • Yesterday: No Game
  • Today: Tampa @ Brevard County | 5:35 pm

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (A) | 50-51

  • Yesterday: Lake County 6, Wisconsin 2
  • Today: No Game

DSL Brewers (R) | 16-27

  • Yesterday: DSL Angels 5, DSL Brewers 4
  • Today: DSL Brewers @ DSL Angels | 9:30 am

Helena Brewers (R) | 13-22

  • Yesterday: Ogden @ Helena (PPD Rain)
  • Today: Ogden @ Helena | 6:05 pm (DH)

AZL Brewers (R) | 12-16

  • Yesterday: AZL Cubs 4, AZL Brewers 7
  • Today: AZL Brewers @ AZL Cubs | 9:00 pm

News and Notes

Trio of Diazes lead Prospect Team of the Week | Mike Rosenbaum, MLB.com

Isan Diaz represents the Brewers in this week’s Prospect Team of the Week on MLB.com.

Inspiring performance earns Shuckers’ Woodruff Southern League honors, again | Patrick Ochs, Sun Herald

Pitching for the first time since his brother’s death, Brandon Woodruff threw six shutout innings and hit a home run in a 1-0 win over Pensacola. It gave him the Southern League Pitcher of the Week award for the second straight week.

EY Steals Record As Sky Sox Complete Sweep | SkySox.com

In yesterday’s win for Colorado Springs, Eric Young took the all-time Sky Sox record for career steals.

Milwaukee Brewers’ Affiliates Report: Week 16 | Thaddeus Krzus, The Shuck Dynasty

A look back at week 16 in the Brewers’ minor league system.

NL Central Updates

Yesterday's Games

  • Cubs 4, White Sox 5
  • Reds 7, Giants 5
  • Cardinals @ Mets (PPD Rain)

Today's Games

  • Cardinals (Carlos Martinez) @ Mets (Noah Syndergaard) | 3:10 pm (Game 1)
  • Cardinals (Jaime Garcia) @ Mets (Bartolo Colon) | 3:10 pm (Game 2)
  • Mariners (Felix Hernandez) @ Pirates (Francisco Liriano) | 6:05 pm
  • Cubs (Kyle Hendricks) @ White Sox (James Shields) | 6:10 pm
  • Reds (Cody Reed) @ Giants (Matt Cain) | 9:10 pm

Around Baseball

Chris Sale apologizes, says he was 'standing up for what I believe in' | ESPN.com

While Chris Sale apologized to fans after his actions on Saturday, he did not apologize for what he did, saying that he stood up for what he believed in. He did not want to pitch in throwback uniforms because the uniform was uncomfortable and would have prohibited him from playing at his best.

Cubs acquire Aroldis Chapman from Yankees | Chris Cotillo, MLB Daily Dish

The next big trade of the trade deadline season happened yesterday, as the Cubs acquired Aroldis Chapman for four prospects, headlined by shortstop prospect Gleyber Torres.

Rangers' Prince Fielder expected to have season-ending neck surgery | AP

For the second time in three years, Prince Fielder will have season-ending neck surgery, and the nature of the injury may end up ending his career.

Today's Action

Brewers (Matt Garza) vs. Diamondbacks (Patrick Corbin) | 7:10 pm