Brewers Rumors: Hardy, Escobar, Sheets

Lots of Brewers news this Wednesday morning. Here's the latest:

  •'s Adam McCalvy reports that the Brewers fired pitching coach Bill Castro and demoted J.J. Hardy to Triple A. The Alcides Escobar era begins in Milwaukee.
  • In a different article, McCalvy writes that the Brewers are still looking for a starter on the waiver wire, though no top arms are available.
  • Brewers GM Doug Melvin has not heard from Casey Close, who represents Ben Sheets and wonders if the agent's silence means Sheets won't pitch this year: "I think he would call clubs if [Sheets] were going to pitch, wouldn't he?" 
  • Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel files the team's moves under the "What Have We Got to Lose?" category.

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