The Brewers have fired manager Ron Roenicke, MLB.com’s Adam McCalvy reports. The club plans to announce his replacement on Monday. Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports that “all indications are” that the Brewers will hire Craig Counsell as their next manager.
The Brewers on 5-3 over the Cubs on Sunday afternoon, but their record stands at a poor 7-18, leaving them 11.5 games behind the first-place Cardinals in the NL Central’s cellar. They have managed to score just 3.28 runs per game on average while allowing 4.92. Having allowed 41 runs in total more than they have scored, only the Phillies are worse in baseball (-50).
As a result of their poor start to the season, the Brewers have called other teams to inform other teams they’re willing to sell off some of their veterans, including Kyle Lohse, Matt Garza, and Aramis Ramirez.
Part of the reason the Cleveland Indians could trade away a pitcher like Trevor Bauer in the middle of a playoff race is because they have reinforcements on the way. The primary reinforcement is Corey Kluber, who has been out since May 1 with a broken arm. Based on what happened yesterday it’s possible that the Tribe will have to wait a bit longer for that particular reinforcement to arrive.
Kluber was the starter in yesterday’s game between Triple-A Columbus and Charlotte. He managed only one inning, however, walking two and not allowing a run before being lifted due to abdominal tightness. It was said that he was removed for precautionary reasons, so it may not be an injury as opposed to everyone simply being spooked. He’ll be reevaluated today.
It’s unclear whether this will delay his return to the Indians, though it obviously isn’t a good development. As it stood before yesterday, Cleveland had hoped Kluber could make big league starts in September and be ready for the postseason.