Update (6:20 PM EDT): MLB.com’s Brian McTaggart confirms Rosenthal’s report. The Brewers are expected to make the announcement on Monday.
Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports is reporting that the Brewers are expected to name David Stearns as their new general manager. Neither the Astros — Stearns’ current team — nor the Brewers have confirmed yet, Rosenthal notes.
Stearns, a 2007 graduate of Harvard University, is currently serving as the assistant to Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow. Stearns, 30, served as the director of baseball operations for the Indians in 2011-12 and has previously worked in the baseball operations departments of the Mets and Pirates.
Doug Melvin stepped down as the Brewers’ GM in August.
LOS ANGELES — Giancarlo Stanton, Josh Donaldson, and Tommy Kahnle were activated by the New York Yankees ahead of their weekend series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
New York cleared three roster spots after a 1-0 loss at Seattle, optioning infielder-outfielders Oswaldo Cabrera and Franchy Cordero to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre along with left-hander Matt Krook.
Stanton, Donaldson and Kahnle all played in a rehab game for Double-A Somerset. Stanton was hitless in three at-bats in his first appearance since injuring his left hamstring on April 15.
Donaldson went 1 for 4 in his fourth rehab game as he comes back from a strained right hamstring originally sustained on April 5.
Kahnle pitched one inning, giving up one run and one hit and walking two. He has been out since spring training with right biceps tendinitis.
Aaron Boone said he wasn’t concerned about Stanton returning after playing in just one rehab game. He did say that Stanton likely will be a designated hitter for a couple of weeks after rejoining the Yankees.
New York is missing centerfielder Harrison Bader, who strained his right hamstring against the Mariners and went on the injured list the next day.
Left-hander Carlos Rodón, sidelined since spring training by a sore left forearm and an ailing back, was transferred to the 60-day injured list.