MILWAUKEE (AP) — is leaving the team Dustin McGowan Jersey , the third departure on manager Craig Counsell’s staff since the end of the season.General manager David Stearns said on Wednesday that Johnson was leaving the NL Central champions. Johnson wrapped up his third season with the Brewers, overseeing a staff that was fifth in the majors with a 3.73 ERA.The Brewers’ bullpen was fifth in the majors with a 3.47 ERA, but even better in September with a 1.98 ERA.Hitting coach Darnell Coles resigned last week, while bullpen coach Lee Tunnell was fired. The Brewers also fired head athletic trainer Dan Wright last week.Also Thursday http://www.raysfanproshop.com/authentic-evan-longoria-jersey , Milwaukee declined the $3.5 million club option on Jordan Lyles, making the right-handed pitcher a free agent. Lyles instead gets a $250,000 buyout.The Brewers selected Lyles off waivers on Aug. 5 from the San Diego Padres. He was 1-0 with a 3.31 ERA in 11 games, all in relief Adeiny Hechavarria Jersey , with Milwaukee.Lyles went 3-4 with a 4.11 ERA in 35 games overall, including eight starts with San Diego. Goodrum and Hicks threw out a pair of runners in the fifth inning on Sunday."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Detroit Tigers AnalysisDetroit Tigers Prospect NotebookDetroit Tigers Game ThreadsDetroit Tigers NewsDetroit Tigers Podcasts#TigerBitesCheck out these awesome defensive plays from Niko Goodrum and John HicksNew,5commentsGoodrum and Hicks threw out a pair of runners in the fifth inning on Sunday.EDTShareTweetShareShareCheck out these awesome defensive plays from Niko Goodrum and John HicksThe Tigers nearly gave away a run early in their Sunday matchup against the Kansas City Royals, but maintained a slim lead after starter Tyson Ross danced his way out of trouble. They repaid the favor in the top of the fifth Sergio Romo Jersey , though. Niko Goodrum made a nice play to throw out Royals catcher Cam Gallagher at second base, and John Hicks threw out the always dangerous Billy Hamilton on a stolen base attempt for the first two outs of the inning.Hicks’ throw is probably the more impressive of the two given Hamilton’s speed, but Goodrum’s form in rounding and fielding the ball to throw out Gallagher is a welcome sight — even with JaCoby Jones nearing his return to the majors.But wait, there’s more!Hicks came through again in the eighth http://www.raysfanproshop.com/authentic-evan-longoria-jersey , throwing out Whit Merrifield at second.Niko Goodrum then capped off the sweep with a diving catch in center field.