The Milwaukee Brewers made their first round of roster reductions, including prospects Corey Ray and Trey Supak who are both on the team’s 40-man roster.
The Brewers reassigned to minor-league camp were right-handers Jesus Castillo, Thomas Jankins, Drew Rasmussen and Miguel Sanchez, left-handers Clayton Andrews and Ethan Small, catchers Mario Feliciano and Payton Henry and third baseman Lucas Erceg.
“This is a group that, in our meetings, kind of knew they were on this path,” manager Craig Counsell said. “They’re here to help during spring training. It’s a performance thing for a lot of these guys…just go have great years and then put (yourselves) on the radar.
“Obviously guys that are on the (40 man) roster are a little bit closer. But for the rest of those guys, that’s the message, performance gets our attention. I think we had a more extreme case of that last spring with Trent Grisham, who wasn’t even in our big-league camp at the start of spring and made a pretty big impact on us.”
The Brewers got solo home runs by Lorenzo Cain and Luis Castro to pull out a 2-1 win over the Seattle Mariners in Cactus League play. The Brewers will face the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday.