Brewers heat up hot stove season on Friday by making multiple moves

Hot Stove season kicked off in earnest for the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday as the team tendered contracts to 14 arbitration-eligible players, agreed to one-year deals with two others, traded for one reliever and parted ways with four others.

“A ton of things happening today and a lot to balance for sure, both internally and externally with all the conversations we were having,” general manager Matt Arnold said Friday night. “But overall, we think we made some progress here with the moves we made.”

Here’s how the transactions broke down:

∙ Starters Corbin Burnes, Brandon Woodruff and Eric Lauer, closer Devin Williams, reliever Hoby Milner, shortstop Willy Adames, outfielder Hunter Renfroe, first baseman Rowdy Tellez, infielders Luis Urías, Mike Brosseau and Keston Hiura and catcher Victor Caratini were all tendered contracts;

∙ Starter Adrian Houser and reliever Matt Bush signed one-year contracts to avoid arbitration.

∙ Reliever Javy Guerra was acquired from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for a player to be named.

∙ Relievers Trevor Gott, Jandel Gustave and Luis Perdomo were non-tendered.

∙ Reliever Brent Suter was claimed off waivers by the Colorado Rockies.

There were really no surprises with regard to who the Brewers elected to bring back.

How much those players will wind up making is what bears watching with the Brewers unlikely to embark on any sort of external shopping spree this winter.

MLB Trade Rumors projects Burnes and Woodruff to make $11.4 and $11 milli