Results tagged ‘ Craig Counsell ’
For those keeping track of the Brewers’ payroll obligations for 2011, here are some updated figures on recent free agent signings:
The Brewers December spree continues:
The Milwaukee Brewers today signed free agent RHP Sean Green and re-signed INF Craig Counsell to one-year contracts. The announcements were made by Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Melvin.Green, 31, missed most of last season while on the disabled list with a right intercostal muscle strain. He was recalled by the Mets on September 6 and did not record a decision in 11 relief appearances, posting a 3.86 ERA (9.1ip, 4er).Green owns a career record of 10-11 with a 4.36 ERA in 250 relief appearances during five Major League seasons with Seattle (2006-08) and New York (2009-10).A native of Louisville, Kentucky, Green attended the University of Louisville. He was selected by the Colorado Rockies in the 12th round of 2000 First-Year Player Draft.Counsell, 40, batted .250 with 2 HR and 21 RBI in 102 games last season. He made 35 starts (25g at SS, 9g at 3B, 1g at 2B).
For the third straight day against the Reds, the Brewers lineup featured a different starter in center field. After Carlos Gomez and Chris Dickerson started the first two games, manager Ken Macha had rookie Lorenzo Cain in the lineup Wednesday.
The Brewers will aim for a three-game sweep of the first-place Padres on Sunday, without their All-Star right fielder in the lineup but with a shortstop playing a milestone game.
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Brewers infielder Craig Counsell cleared waivers this week, according to ESPN.com’s Buster Olney, meaning the team is free to trade him to a contender this month if the right deal comes along.
No major surprises in manager Ken Macha’s final lineup before the All-Star break.
It’s Cerveceros Day at Miller Park and the Brewers are looking to win back-to-back games for the first time since winning five in a row from June 20-25.
Nothing too surprising in the Brewers lineup Wednesday night, aside from one change near the top.
As promised by manager Ken Macha, rookie shortstop Alcides Escobar got the day off Tuesday in the Brewers’ second of a four-game series against the Giants at Miller Park.