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Brewers | Three Brewers pitchers progressing

Thu, 21 Apr 2016 15:49:38 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers RP Will Smith (knee) will begin jogging soon, according to manager Craig Counsell. SP Matt Garza (lat) and RP Corey Knebel (oblique) are both "progressing the right way."

Fantasy Tip: All three pitchers are currently on the DL and won't be back for a while. With Jeremy Jeffress looking good in the closer's role, Smith and Knebel have become afterthoughts for Milwaukee's bullpen. Garza is one to watch when he returns in deep mixed leagues, but he's not worth stashing for now.

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Brewers | Will Smith opts against surgery

Tue, 29 Mar 2016 09:59:48 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers RP Will Smith (knee) has opted against surgery and will attempt to rehab his torn lateral collateral ligament. "We're going to rest it for three weeks and then I'll start playing catch," said Smith. "After a few weeks, if I don't trust it, then we'd probably have surgery. We'll try to build it up. After that, we'll make a decision if it's healed."

"I think it's partially torn," Smith said. "(Team physician William) Raasch doesn't think it's that bad. Obviously, he has seen way worse. He's actually glad it's my lead leg (in delivering the ball). A lot of stuff is going good for me, in my favor you could say. That's a positive thing."

Fantasy Tip: Jeremy Jeffress is the favorite for most of the save chances, but Corey Knebel is lurking. Both are worth drafting in mixed leagues with Jeffress an RP3 and Knebel a final-round flyer.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Tom Haudricourt

Brewers | Will Smith has torn knee ligament

Sat, 26 Mar 2016 08:22:35 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers RP Will Smith (knee) said he has a torn lateral collateral ligament in his right knee. Smith said he is waiting to see if he needs surgery on his knee or if he can rehab the injury without surgery.

Fantasy Tip: Smith likely will start the season on the disabled list, and there is no timetable for his return. Jeremy Jeffress and Corey Knebel are options to handle the closer job for the time being with Jeffress likely first in line. Jeffress is one to target as an RP3 late in the middle rounds, and Knebel is a final-round flyer.

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Brewers | Will Smith has knee issue

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 09:59:30 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers RP Will Smith (knee) is dealing with swelling in his right knee and will be examined. Manager Craig Counsell said, "it's concerning."

Fantasy Tip: An already suspect back end of the Milwaukee bullpen just got even shakier. Jeremy Jeffress, the other ninth-inning option for Counsell, was also dealing with an injury this spring. Both relievers are nothing more than late-round fliers as your No. 3 or 4 reliever, but Jeffress and maybe even Corey Knebel are becoming more attractive now.

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Brewers | Will Smith making case for closer job

Mon, 21 Mar 2016 14:51:51 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers RP Will Smith threw his seventh consecutive scoreless outing Monday, March 21.

Fantasy Tip: Smith is competing with Jeremy Jeffress for the closer role, and Smith's strong spring should garner him a long look. Manager Craig Counsell is planning to use both relievers and play the matchups in the ninth inning, though. View both Smith and Jeffress as late-round grabs with the upside to become a full-time closer if their counterpart falters or suffers an injury.

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Brewers | Will Smith, Jeremy Jeffress to close

Wed, 16 Mar 2016 11:44:26 -0700

Updating a previous report, Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell said he plans to use RPs Will Smith and Jeremy Jeffress to close games depending on hitter-pitcher matchups. "Both of those guys are really good," Counsell said. "One throws left-handed; one throws right-handed. I think we should take advantage of that." If one of the closers takes control of the job, Counsell isn't opposed to giving that guy the job.

Fantasy Tip: Both relievers have the skills to be successful in the role, but Jeffress may be better suited for it since Smith is left-handed and could be used for matchup purposes earlier in games. Either way you slice it, they are both third fantasy closers because of the committee and while playing for a rebuilding Brewers team. Corey Knebel is a darkhorse candidate for saves in much deeper leagues.

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Brewers | Three Brewers sign deals

Fri, 15 Jan 2016 11:04:48 -0800

Milwaukee Brewers SP Wily Peralta, SS Jean Segura and RP Will Smith avoided arbitration by signing one-year deals Friday, Jan. 15.

Fantasy Tip: Peralta had a miserable season, but he still has a lot of potential as an NL-only starter. Segura quietly had 50 RBIs and 25 steals. He's an upper-middle SS option that could be undervalued. Smith was dynamite in relief and could figure into the closing mix in camp. Keep an eye on the lefty.

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Brewers | Zach Duke could be used in setup role

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:30:10 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers RP Zach Duke could be used in a setup role moving forward, because RP Will Smith has struggled this month, according to manager Ron Roenicke.

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Brewers | Will Smith feeling better

Sat, 19 Jul 2014 15:27:39 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers RP Will Smith (back) said the back spasms that forced him to miss the team's game Friday, July 18, were "way better" Saturday, July 19.

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Brewers | Will Smith unavailable

Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:52:17 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers RP Will Smith (back) was unavailable Friday, July 18, against the Washington Nationals due to back spasms.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Adam McCalvy