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What We Learned: Ehire Adrianza joins the roster

The Brewers added to their infield depth yesterday with the addition of infielder Ehire Adrianza. We discuss that and more in today’s What We Learned.

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Brewers News and Notes

Links from BCB

Milwaukee Brewers Claim Ehire Adrianza off Waivers from Giants, DFA Rob Scahill | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

The Brewers made a roster move yesterday, adding infielder Ehire Adrianza and designated pitcher Rob Scahill for assignment.

The Forgotten Man at Brewers On Deck: Eric Thames | eddiemathews, BCB

One of the players that didn’t get a lot of attention at Brewers on Deck is Eric Thames, who has been getting some positive buzz so far.

Josh Hader Ranked as Milwaukee Brewers #1 Prospect by 2080 Baseball | Kyle Lesnewiski, BCB

In a departure from other publications, Josh Hader was ranked as the top prospect for the Brewers by 2080 Baseball.

Brew Crew Ball Community Top Prospects Vote #20 | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB
Brew Crew Ball Community Top Prospects Vote #21 | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

The top 20 concluded yesterday with the addition of Corbin Burnes, and the vote is now open for the start of the next 10 prospects.

Penalty for St. Louis Cardinals Hacking Case Revealed | eddiemathews, BCB

The penalties have been announced for the Cardinals in the hacking case, with the Cardinals losing two draft picks and paying the Astros $2 million.

Jailed ex-Cardinals Scouting Director alleges that David Stearns knew of Astros’ own hacking efforts | Jaymes L, BCB

The hacking case with the Cardinals isn’t going away completely just yet, as former scouting director Carlos Correa accused the Astros (including former assistant GM David Stearns) of knowing about hacking on the Astros end.

OOTP - A fan's best friend | nullacct, BCB FanPost

The newest addition of OOTP is coming soon, and is open for preorder now.

Links from Other Sites

Off-season treats Ryan Braun well | Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

First BSOHL story? Ryan Braun has had a great offseason and is ready to get back to camp in a few weeks.

Switch-Hitting with the Two Jonathan Villars | Eno Sarris, FanGraphs

Depending on which side of the plate Jonathan Villar is standing on, he’s a completely different player.

Who is Hernan Perez? | Nicholas Zettel, BP Milwaukee

What type of player is Hernan Perez? Looking through some other super-utility players, there are some comparisons that can be made.

Improvement Isn’t a Given | Jack Moore, BP Milwaukee

For a rebuilding team, a year-by-year improvement isn’t a given, meaning the Brewers won’t necessarily win 74+ games in 2017.

Report: Carter could land job in Japan | Adam McCalvy, Brewers.com

Even though he’s the reigning home run co-champion, Chris Carter has had no luck landing a major-league job and may end up in Japan.

Milwaukee Brewers: Where Does Ehire Adrianza Fit In? | Joe Kiemen, Dairyland Express

The addition of Ehire Adrianza will add competition for a few other players in Spring Training.

The Brewers should be interested in Eddie Butler | Justin Schultz, The First Out At Third

Recently designated pitcher Eddie Butler should be a target for the Brewers.

Diamonds in the Rough: Brewers Mine from Indy Leagues | Noah Nofz, BP Milwaukee

The independent leagues are a source for minor-league prospects, with the possibility of a prospect or two coming from there.

Thrilling Theme Nights Headed to Miller Park | Caitlin Moyer, Cait Covers the Bases

Theme Nights are back at Miller Park, with 20 games designated as theme nights for the Brewers.