Do not despair, Part 2 of “Where did the Brewers go wrong” will still be posted later this evening. However, the Brewers made a few moves today that are worth talking about.
– Josh Wilson and Mark DeFelice were both out-righted to Triple-A this afternoon. This move takes them off of the Brewers 40-man roster. This move is not surprising to anyone. Wilson should be thankful he has a job at all and DeFelice was nothing more than a stop gap this season. These two men were moved from the 40-man roster to make room for…
– Brandon Kintzler and Manny Parra were both reinstated from the DL (Kintzler was on 15 day, Parra was on 60 day). Manny Parra did not make an appearance this entire season, unless you count Spring Training. Kintzler showed some promise this season, but he also showed some Jeff Suppan.
– Who knew? Apparently, Chris Narveson had surgery on his left hip after the Brewers were bounced from postseason play. Did anyone else know that he was having hip troubles? Maybe that is why Roenicke refused to throw Narveson in Game 6 of the NLCS…but I doubt it. As of now, there is no word as to the extent or type of injury. Tom Haudricort is reporting that Narveson will be ready in time for Spring Training.
– The Brewers also took it upon themselves to re-sign middle infielder Edwin Maysonet to a minor-league deal. His deal comes complete with money and an invite to spring training. Maysonet spent his entire 2011 season playing in Nashville, were he hit .290 and committed 23 errors. The batting average is nice, but that seems like a lot of errors for a guy who is 30 years old and still in the minor leagues. I am a bit surprised that Maysonet was so high on the teams radar and Brandon Boggs was not.
That’s all for now. But, with the World Series ending as soon as tomorrow, we are going to see a lot of roster adjustments over the next few weeks.