Brewers Rumors: Sheets, Cameron, Swisher

Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has the latest from Brewers GM Doug Melvin on the team’s plans:

  • We already knew Melvin doesn’t anticipate signing a free agent starter.
  • Derek Lowe isn’t an option for the Brewers, who haven’t even talked to Scott Boras.
  • The Brewers will monitor the trade market and consider dealing for a starter.
  • The team could make an exception for Ben Sheets. Melvin said he’d have to consider signing the pitcher if he wanted to return to Milwaukee.
  • Before signing Trevor Hoffman, the Brewers were looking into Juan Cruz, a Type A free agent, but didn’t like the idea of giving up a first rounder, especially now that they’ll only get a second round pick for losing C.C. Sabathia.
  • The Yankees still have interest in Mike Cameron and floated the idea of a Nick Swisher for Cameron swap.
  • Melvin likes Cameron’s defense though, so he’s "not motivated to move him."
  • After they’re done with their six arbitration cases, the Brewers payroll will approach $80MM.

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