With the conclusion of the World Series last night, the Brewers had some announcements today as GM David Stearns assumes his role.
The Brewers officially announced the hiring of bench coach Pat Murphy and pitching coach Derek Johnson and the retaining of bullpen coach Lee Tunnell. It was also announced that Doug Melvin’s Assistant GM Gord Ash will be retained as an advisor for Stearns.
The Milwaukee Brewers tweeted that starting pitcher Kyle Lohse, who pitched for the Brewers for three seasons, has elected free agency.
Lohse came to Milwaukee after a 16-3, 2.86 ERA season in 2012 with the Cardinals, signing a 3-year, $33 million contract. He had a 29-32 record during his time with the Brewers with a 4.11 ERA, but had respectable seasons in 2013 and 2014. In 2015, Lohse was taken out of the rotation for his poor performance, going 5-13 with an awful 5.85 ERA.
The Brewers will have to make a decision on first baseman Adam Lind by Wednesday, within three days of the World Series. As the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Tom Haudricourt (Brewers writer with the most access) tweeted today, the expectation is the Brewers will retain Lind for his $8 million option. Lind hit .277 with 20 home runs and 87 RBIs in 2015.
The Brewers also made the following roster moves: