With opening day in sight, the Milwaukee Brewers trimmed their roster to 27 players, with two more moves necessary to get to the opening day 25-man squad.
Headlining the moves yesterday were infielders Matt Clark and Jason Rodgers being sent to Class AAA Colorado Springs. Both had good springs and were being considered for the opening day roster.
The Brewers also sent right-handed reliever Rob Wooten to Colorado Springs, leaving the Brewers with 13 pitchers in camp. Among the 13 is Jim Henderson, who is expected to start the season either on the disabled list or on a minor-league assignment. That means the Brewers will have only one additional move to make by the time they head north for the regular season.
Perez accepts minor league deal
The Brewers announced that reliever Chris Perez, who was given his outright release on Sunday, decided to sign a minor-league contract with the organization.
Brewers fall to Reds
The Brewers dropped their 3rd straight in the Cactus League, 10-4 to the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday afternoon. Mike Fiers pitched 5-innings for the Brewers, giving up a 3-run homer to Jay Bruce in the fourth inning. Fiers allowed three hits, struck out three and walked four.
Jonathan Lucroy saw his spring average climb to .469 after a 3-for-3 day.
Kyle Lohse (2-0, 1.80 era) makes his final tune-up start against the Chicago Cubs this afternoon. Lohse will be the Brewers opening day starter against the Rockies on Monday.