Good morning everyone and welcome to the Tuesday edition of Brewer Daily News. Yesterday, the Milwaukee Brewers were able to make a deal with utility man Taylor Green as he had been placed on waivers a few weeks ago. Secondly, yesterday afternoon the Surprise Saguaros (6-5) lost to the Mesa Solar Sox (8-2-1) in the Arizona Fall League.
Taylor Green will look to play somewhat of a vital role next season. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
Green, 26, was outrighted by the Brewers just a couple weeks ago on October 4, only to be brought back by the team. The Brewers were able to structure a deal with Green which according to Andrew Gruman of FS Wisconsin, includes an MLB spring training invite with several opt outs.
This season, Green did not play as he missed the entirety of 2013 due to hip surgery in April. Heading into next season, Green will look to play back-up at first and third base as the Brewers try to re-sign Corey Hart. Green is a career .207/.266/.343 hitter with three homers, 15 RBIs and scored 10 runs.
Yesterday, the Saguaros fell 9-6 to the Solar Sox. Miguel Pena (Boston Red Sox) made the start for the Saguaros and was roughed up, receiving his first loss. Pena lasted only four innings and was touched for six runs (five earned) on seven hits, one walk and struck out two.
Out of the bullpen, Pete Ruiz (Red Sox) gave up one unearned run in the fifth inning while Jeff Johnson (Cleveland Indians) surrendered two runs in the sixth. Relievers Matt West (Texas Rangers) and Branden Kline (Baltimore Orioles) pitched a combined scoreless two innings.
On the offensive side of the ball for the Saguaros, Garin Cecchini (Red Sox) led the team as he went 2-for-5 with two RBIs. Jorge Alfaro (Rangers) also went 2-for-4 and drove in a run. Tyler Naquin (Indians) and Dariel Alvarez (Orioles) drove in the other two runs and Alfaro scored the sixth run on a fielder’s choice. Brewers’ prospect Mitch Haniger went 1-for-4 with a strikeout and a walk.
Today the Saguaros will host the Solar Sox for a game at 2:35 p.m. ET / 1:35 p.m. CT.