The Milwaukee Brewers have removed utility infielder Elian Herrera from their 40-man roster.
General Manager David Stearns said he still hopes to sign him to a minor league deal, but said the open roster spot is more valuable at the moment as he continues to make moves to rebuild the Brewers.
Herrera hit .242 with 18 doubles, seven home runs and 33 runs batted in over a career-high 277 plate appearances in 2015.
In 56 games with Colorado Springs, Herrera hit .357 with a .413 on-base percentage, 15 doubles, three homers and 27 rbi.
The Brewers did offer contracts to three arbitration-eligible players, shortstop Jean Segura, right-hander Wily Peralta and left-hander Will Smith.