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MLB: Chicago White Sox at Toronto Blue Jays
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Jays coach suspended 5 games for squabble with ump

June 24, 2022, 6:49 PM

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Major League Baseball suspended Toronto Blue Jays hitting coach Guillermo Martinez five games on Friday for making contact with an umpire and unsportsmanlike conduct.

Martinez, 37, was also fined an undisclosed amount for his heated interaction with umpire Doug Eddings during the pregame exchange of lineup cards ahead of Wednesday's contest against the White Sox in Chicago. Martinez was ejected from the game.

Martinez was apparently upset with Eddings for his calls behind the plate in Toronto's 7-6 loss to the White Sox in 12 innings on Tuesday.

Martinez shook hands with the umpiring crew shortly before being ejected.

Barring an appeal, the suspension begins Friday night when the Blue Jays open a three-game series with the Brewers in Milwaukee.

Martinez would be eligible to return to the team for Wednesday's game in Toronto against the Boston Red Sox.

Martinez has been manager Charlie Montoyo's hitting coach since November 2018.

--Field Level Media

MLB: Milwaukee Brewers at New York Mets
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Brewers activate LHP Josh Hader, LHP Aaron Ashby to IL

June 20, 2022, 11:04 PM

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The Milwaukee Brewers placed left-hander Aaron Ashby on the injured list Monday with forearm inflammation as fellow southpaw Josh Hader returned from paternity leave.

Hader finally returns after going on the paternity list Wednesday. The 28-year-old has 19 saves this season in 21 appearances with a 0.92 ERA. He has 115 saves for the Brewers over six seasons, making the National League All-Star team three times.

Ashby, 24, is 1-5 this season with a 4.25 ERA in 14 appearances (eight starts). His IL move is retroactive to Friday. In two major league seasons, both with the Brewers, Ashby is 4-7 with a 4.36 ERA in 27 appearances (12 starts).

Ashby had an MRI on Monday that did not reveal any structural damage.

--Field Level Media

MLB: Milwaukee Brewers at St. Louis Cardinals
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Brewers designate Lorenzo Cain for assignment

June 18, 2022, 7:05 PM

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The Milwaukee Brewers designated outfielder Lorenzo Cain for assignment in what he called a mutual decision on Saturday, the same day he reached 10 years of MLB service.

Cain, 36, met with team president David Stearns and manager Craig Counsell prior to the club's announcement.

The Brewers selected outfielder Jonathan Davis from Triple-A Nashville in a corresponding move.

Cain, a two-time All-Star (2015, 2018) and a 2019 Gold Glove winner, has struggled this season for the Brewers. He is batting a career-worst .179 with just one home run, nine RBIs and 36 strikeouts in 43 games.

His performance had led to questions about retirement, which Cain has been forthcoming about answering.

"It's gotten to that point where I've worked so hard, for so long, that I'm just tired," Cain told The Athletic this week. "It's almost that time ... I always told myself: If I got to the point where I felt like I couldn't compete at a high level, like I want to, then I would definitely call it quits, for sure."

Cain began his career with the Brewers in 2010 and spent the next seven seasons in Kansas City, winning a World Series with the Royals and finishing third in American League MVP voting in 2015.

He rejoined the Brewers in 2018 and became a fan favorite. Cain is a career .283 hitter with 87 home runs and 454 RBIs in 1,171 games.

"If you had told me I was going to play 10 years in the big leagues, I would have thought you were just messing around with me," Cain told The Athletic.

--Field Level Media

MLB: Milwaukee Brewers at Washington Nationals
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Brewers place star closer Josh Hader on paternity list

June 15, 2022, 11:39 PM

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The Milwaukee Brewers placed left-handed closer Josh Hader on the paternity list shortly before Wednesday night's road game against the New York Mets.

Hader, 28, can take three days of leave, per Major League Baseball policy.

Hader entered the day with 19 saves, tied for the MLB lead with Taylor Rogers of the San Diego Padres.

The three-time All-Star is 0-1 with a 0.92 ERA in 21 appearances this season. He has struck out 33 and given up just six hits and six walks in 19 2/3 innings.

Milwaukee activated right-hander Chi Chi Gonzalez in a corresponding move. The Brewers claimed Gonzalez off waivers Tuesday. Gonzalez was designated for assignment by the Minnesota Twins on Saturday.

Gonzalez, 30, had a 7.71 ERA in two starts with Minnesota. Overall, he is 9-23 with a 5.69 ERA in 63 career appearances (49 starts) with the Texas Rangers (2015-16), Colorado Rockies (2019-21) and Twins.

--Field Level Media

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Toronto Blue Jays
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Hyun Jin Ryu to have elbow surgery, done for season

June 14, 2022, 9:00 PM

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Toronto Blue Jays left-hander Hyun Jin Ryu will undergo elbow surgery and is lost for the rest of the season.

Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins told reporters Tuesday that it's not clear if Ryu will require full Tommy John surgery or a partial repair. That decision will be made by the surgeon once the procedure begins.

MLB Network reported last week that Ryu could possibly miss the rest of the season.

Ryu, placed on the injured list June 2 with left forearm inflammation, gathered multiple opinions, including from Dr. Neal ElAttrache in California.

The 35-year-old native of South Korea finishes 2-0 with a 5.67 ERA in six starts this season.

Ryu signed a four-year, $80 million contract with Toronto in December 2019.

He owns a 75-45 record with a 3.27 ERA in 175 career games (174 starts) with the Los Angeles Dodgers (2013-19) and Blue Jays.

--Field Level Media

MLB: San Diego Padres at Milwaukee Brewers
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Brewers place 2B Kolten Wong (calf) on IL

June 11, 2022, 7:00 PM

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The Milwaukee Brewers placed second baseman Kolten Wong on the 10-day injured list with a right calf strain prior to Saturday's game against the Washington Nationals.

The move was retroactive to Wednesday.

The 31-year-old Wong departed Tuesday's game against the Philadelphia Phillies due to the injury and missed the next three contests prior to the move. He tested the calf in running drills on Friday but it hadn't progressed enough to avoid a stint on the IL.

Wong is batting .228 with five homers and 17 RBIs in 52 games this season. He is in his second season with the Brewers after spending seven-plus seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals.

Milwaukee recalled utility man Mark Mathias from Triple-A Nashville. The 27-year-old has a .262 average in 18 career games for the Brewers and went 1-for-6 in two 2022 appearances.

Milwaukee also recalled Peter Strzelecki from Nashville and optioned fellow right-hander Luke Barker to the same club.

Barker, 30, went 0-0 with a 11.25 ERA in three appearances for the Brewers. He is 4-0 with a 3.79 ERA in 17 outings at Nashville.

Strzelecki, 27, made his major-league debut for Milwaukee on June 2, allowing one run and two hits against the San Diego Padres. He was 3-0 with a 3.72 ERA in 16 relief appearances at Nashville.

--Field Level Media

MLB: Baltimore Orioles at Toronto Blue Jays
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Blue Jays call up top prospect C Gabriel Moreno

June 11, 2022, 5:25 PM

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The Toronto Blue Jays called up top catching prospect Gabriel Moreno from Triple-A Buffalo prior to Saturday afternoon's game against the host Detroit Tigers.

Moreno, who was with the Blue Jays on Friday, is expected to make his debut on Saturday. He is considered the fifth-ranked prospect in Major League Baseball, per Baseball America.

The 22-year-old Venezuelan is batting .324 with one homer and 23 RBIs in 36 games this season with the Bisons.

The Blue Jays are summoning Moreno since fellow catcher Danny Jansen is scheduled to miss time with a broken pinky finger.

In a corresponding move, the Blue Jays sent catcher Zack Collins to Triple-A Buffalo.

--Field Level Media

MLB: Milwaukee Brewers at St. Louis Cardinals
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Brewers C Omar Narvaez reinstated from COVID-19 list

June 10, 2022, 7:50 PM

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The Milwaukee Brewers reinstated catcher Omar Narvaez prior to Friday's game against the host Washington Nationals.

Narvaez, 30, has been away from the team while on the COVID-19 injured list. He is batting .274 with two homers and 10 RBIs in 32 games this season.

In seven seasons, Narvaez is batting .267 with 49 home runs and 178 RBIs in 548 games for the Chicago White Sox (2016-18), Seattle Mariners (2019) and Brewers. He was an All-Star in 2021.

Also on Friday, the Brewers placed catcher Alex Jackson on the 10-day injured list with a left middle finger sprain. The move is retroactive to Tuesday.

Jackson, 26, is 3-for-12 with seven strikeouts in five games this season. He is batting .141 with three homers and 12 RBIs in 66 career games with the Atlanta Braves (2019-21), Miami Marlins (2021) and Brewers.

--Field Level Media

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Toronto Blue Jays
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Report: Jays’ Hyun Jin Ryu (forearm) could miss rest of season

June 8, 2022, 7:18 PM

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Toronto Blue Jays left-hander Hyun Jin Ryu is expected to miss significant time with his forearm injury, possibly the rest of the season, MLB Network reported Wednesday.

Ryu, already on the injured list, is gathering multiple opinions, including from Dr. Neal ElAttrache in California on Thursday, Sportsnet reported. An MRI revealed "chronic changes" to Ryu's elbow, per the report.

The Blue Jays placed Ryu on the injured list last Thursday with left forearm inflammation.

Ryu made his fourth trip to the IL since signing a four-year, $80 million contract with Toronto in 2019.

The 35-year-old native of South Korea is 2-0 with a 5.33 ERA in six starts this season. He owns a 75-45 record with a 3.26 ERA in 175 career games (174 starts) with the Los Angeles Dodgers (2013-19) and Blue Jays.

--Field Level Media

MLB: Minnesota Twins at Toronto Blue Jays
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Mariners acquire LHP Ryan Borucki from Jays, DFA Mike Ford

June 5, 2022, 2:27 AM

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The Seattle Mariners dealt for left-handed pitcher Ryan Borucki from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for minor league infielder Tyler Keenan on Saturday.

Seattle added Borucki to its 40-man roster and designated infielder Mike Ford for assignment in a corresponding move.

Borucki has spent his first four-plus major league seasons with the Jays, starting 19 of his 75 career appearances and racking up an 8-9 record with a 4.47 ERA. He has 123 strikeouts and 67 walks over 151 innings.

Toronto had DFA'd Borucki after he began the season with a 9.95 ERA (seven earned runs in 6 1/3 innings) over 11 games with no decisions.

Keenan has yet to make his big-league debut. He was batting .250 with three home runs and 14 RBIs over 25 games this season at High-A Everett.

Ford had two stints with the Mariners this season; he was traded to the San Francisco Giants on April 30 and traded back to Seattle May 12. In 16 games with the Mariners, he batted just .172 with a double and three RBIs. Ford is a career .197 hitter over 117 appearances with the New York Yankees (2019-21), Giants and Mariners.

--Field Level Media

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Toronto Blue Jays
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Blue Jays place LHP Hyun Jin Ryu (forearm) on IL

June 2, 2022, 7:51 PM

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The Toronto Blue Jays placed left-hander Hyun Jin Ryu on the injured list Thursday with left forearm inflammation.

The move comes one day after Ryu exited a game against the Chicago White Sox with the injury. He received a no-decision after allowing three runs on four hits -- including two homers -- in four innings. He also had forearm discomfort during an outing last week against the Los Angeles Angels.

Ryu is making his second trip to the injured list this season and fourth since signing a four-year, $80 million contract with Toronto in 2019.

The 35-year-old native of South Korea is 2-0 with a 5.33 ERA in six starts this season. He owns a 75-45 record with a 3.26 ERA in 175 career games (174 starts) with the Los Angeles Dodgers (2013-19) and Blue Jays.

Also on Thursday, the Blue Jays selected the contract of right-hander Jeremy Beasley from Triple-A Buffalo.

Beasley, 26, is 0-1 with a 7.45 ERA in nine career relief appearances with the Arizona Diamondbacks (2020) and Blue Jays.

--Field Level Media

MLB: Milwaukee Brewers at St. Louis Cardinals
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Brewers place RHP Brandon Woodruff (ankle) on IL

May 30, 2022, 8:35 PM

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Milwaukee Brewers right-hander Brandon Woodruff was placed on the 15-day injured list with a sprained right ankle prior to Monday's doubleheader against the Chicago Cubs. The move was retroactive to Saturday.

Woodruff, a two-time All-Star, sustained the injury during Friday's outing against the St. Louis Cardinals. He underwent an MRI exam Monday that detected ligament damage, leading to the Brewers to place him on the injury list.

"We've got to back off him," Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell told reporters before Monday's twin bill. "He's experiencing the pain still when he throws and so we just need to back off that and calm that down."

Woodruff said he could feel the pain intensify during Friday's start.

"I just knew something wasn't right and I couldn't perform the way I wanted to perform," Woodruff said. "Honestly, this is the best-case scenario. I'm going to take some rest the first few days here, let the ankle calm down, do some strengthening and treatment and then progress in a few days to throwing again and seeing how it feels.

"I think it's just something that I have to let it calm down for a few days and then get back to activities. The hard part is when you starting throwing again, it's such a repetitive motion, what's that going to look like? That's the part we have to manage a little bit."

Woodruff is 5-3 with a 4.74 ERA in nine starts this season. He has 53 strikeouts in 43 2/3 innings.

Woodruff's injury leaves Milwaukee down two starters, as the club recently lost 2021 All-Star Freddy Peralta to a shoulder injury that will sideline the right-hander for a lengthy period of time.

The Brewers recalled left-hander Ethan Small from Triple-A Nashville and he started the first game of Monday's doubleheader, won 7-6 by Milwaukee. Small gave up two runs, four hits and four walks and struck out four in 2 2/3 innings in his big league debut.

Milwaukee also recalled right-hander Peter Strzelecki from Nashville.

--Field Level Media

MLB: Toronto Blue Jays at Los Angeles Angels
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Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (wrist) out for Blue Jays vs. Angels

May 29, 2022, 8:27 PM

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Toronto first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. was not in the starting lineup Sunday as the Blue Jays looked to finish a four-game sweep of the Angels in Los Angeles.

Multiple outlets reported that the All-Star slugger was sitting out with a sore left wrist.

Guerrero, 23, played in 45 of Toronto's first 46 games this season and is batting .256 with nine homers and 24 RBIs.

He was the runner-up for the 2021 American League MVP award with a .311 average, 48 homers and 111 RBIs.

Guerrero was 2-for-12 in the first three games of the series against the Angels with a double, a homer and two RBIs.

--Field Level Media

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Report: Brewers to call up Ethan Small, top pitching prospect

May 29, 2022, 5:08 PM

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The Milwaukee Brewers are set to call up top pitching prospect Ethan Small, ESPN reported Sunday.

Small, 25, was the Brewers' first-round draft pick in 2019 following his career at Mississippi State. The left-hander has yet to make his major league debut.

At Triple-A Nashville this season, the 6-foot-4 Small is 3-1 with a 1.88 ERA in eight starts. He has struck out 49 in 38 1/3 innings.

Since being drafted, he has started 33 games and has a 7-5 record and a 1.78 ERA. He has thrown 136 2/3 innings and struck out 177.

The Brewers, leaders in the National League Central, placed right-hander Freddy Peralta on the 15-day injured list on Monday with a lat strain. Manager Craig Counsell said Peralta likely would have a "lengthy absence."

--Field Level Media

MLB: Atlanta Braves at Milwaukee Brewers
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Brewers closer Josh Hader remains on family medical leave

May 24, 2022, 3:23 PM

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The Milwaukee Brewers will be without All-Star closer Josh Hader as they continue their three-game series in San Diego.

Hader is with his wife, Maria, who is expecting their first child.

"Josh's wife has had complications with her pregnancy and they're at a stage where Josh did not feel comfortable leaving,'' manager Craig Counsell said before the series opener on Monday.

Milwaukee, which leads the National League Central, began a season-long 11-game, 10-day road trip at San Diego on Monday. Hader's availability for the remainder of the series will be taken day-by-day, Counsell said.

Hader posted on Instagram just after Christmas that Maria was due to give birth to a boy in July.

The 28-year-old Hader has yet to surrender a run in the 2022 season. he's converted all 15 save opportunities and has given up two hits, allowed five walks and struck out 21 batters in 13 2/3 innings. Opponents have a .045 batting average.

Hader's last blown save was July 7 against the New York Mets. He has converted 29 straight save opportunities.

--Field Level Media