• The Brewers finalized a Minor League agreement on Thursday with right-hander Manny Barreda, according to agent Josh Kusnick. A hard-throwing 25-year-old who had been released by the Yankees, Barreda owned a 3.40 ERA in 30 appearances this season at Double-A Trenton, with 58 strikeouts in 50 1/3 innings. He had been in New York's big league Spring Training camp each of the last two years.
• Crews were working Thursday to rebuild the pitcher's mound at Miller Park, which had been removed for a soccer game on Wednesday that drew more than 30,000 fans. The infield dirt was also being dredged and re-leveled.
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