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Milwaukee Brewers to fundraise for those impacted by Waukesha Christmas Parade tragedy

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Following the tragic events at the Waukesha Christmas Parade, the Milwaukee Brewers have announced that they are hosting fundraisers to help those impacted. Tomorrow, on Tuesday morning, Freddy Peralta, Craig Counsell, and David Stearns will be at Colectivo Coffee on Prospect Ave in Milwaukee. On Wednesday, the Magic of Lights begins at American Family Field. Thoughts and prayers are with the people and families impacted by these events, including my daughter's third grade classmate.

Kolten Wong explains what is the secret weapon for the Brewers

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Several players, when they come to Milwaukee, talk about how friendly the city is and how much everyone supports the team. Kolten Wong is the most recent player to discover this, and he talked about his experience in The Players Tribune.

Our boys at the All-Star game

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Burnes (1st), Hader (3rd), Narvaez (1st), Peralta (1st), Woodruff (2nd)

Milwaukee Brewers activate Hunter Strickland, option Patrick Weigel

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Before Monday night's series opener against the Reds, the Milwaukee Brewers activated Hunter Strickland to the 26-man roster and optioned Patrick Weigel back to Triple-A. The veteran Strickland was recently acquired after being designated for assignment by the Angels, and debuted for the Brewers with a scoreless inning in the 10-2 loss.

Milwaukee Brewers recall Alec Bettinger for Saturday doubleheader

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The Milwaukee Brewers and Washington Nationals will play a twin bill today (assuming the weather cooperates) and that means each team will get an extra player for the day. This morning, the Brewers announced that their 27th man would be Alec Bettinger. The 25 year old has appeared in three games so far at the big league level and has yielded 14 runs in 9.0 innings. He's made one start in Triple-A, throwing five shutout innings.

Milwaukee Brewers officially outright Josh Lindblom to Triple-A Nashville

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Earlier this week, the Brewers designated Josh Lindblom for assignment in order to clear roster space for Eric Lauer. Lindblom officially cleared waivers today, and the Brewers announced that he has been outrighted to Triple-A. Lindblom did have the right to refuse the assignment, but Adam McCalvy noted that Lindblom has accepted the assignment. The Brewers plan is to get Lindblom regular work in Triple-A to see if that will improve his results. He will slot into the Nashville starting rotation beginning on Thursday, and will get regular starts from there.

Seattle Mariners claim Jacob Nottingham off waivers from Milwaukee Brewers

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The Milwaukee Brewers designated Jacob Nottingham for assignment on April 22nd, and today his fate was learned when the Mariners announced that they had claimed the 26 year old backstop off of waivers. Nottingham arrived as a prized prospect in the trade that sent Khris Davis to Oakland prior to the 2016 season, but his promising offensive numbers in the lower minors did not continue as he ascended up the ladder. Nottingham did improve his defensive prowess dramatically, however, and debuted with the Brewers in 2018. During parts of three MLB seasons, he totaled 85 plate appearances and hit .203/.306/.432 with five home runs for a 95 OPS+, although with a 35% strikeout rate. As someone who now profiles best as a "backup catcher with pop," Nottingham could be in line for some legitimate playing time in Seattle as both their current catchers Luis Torrens and Tom Murphy have struggled this year. (Statistics courtesy of Baseball-Reference)

Tim Dillard retires from baseball

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After 18 years in professional baseball, Tim Dillard is finally calling it for his playing career. Originally drafted by the Brewers in the 15th round of the 2001 MLB Draft, and then again in the 34th round of the 2002 Draft, Dillard has been associated with the Brewers for most of his professional career. He made his MLB debut in 2008 and played with the Brewers for parts of seasons between 2008 and 2012. In those games, he posted a 4.70 ERA and 4.13 FIP in 73 appearances and 84.1 IP. He was on a Brewers team within their organization for 16 seasons, before spending 2019 in the Texas Rangers organization and then 2020 with the Milwaukee Milkmen. While Dillard is retiring, he does mention in his retirement post that he may have some "big news coming soon". We'll have to wait and see what that news will be.

Video: Miller Park sign comes down

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It's the end of an era for the Brewers, as the signage for Miller Park officially comes down. American Family Insurance has officially taken over the naming right for the stadium, which will now be known as American Family Field.

#RyanBraunForever

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Hopefully today won’t be the final game for Ryan Braun. But if it is, thanks for the memories.