Brewer Daily News for October 25th, 2013: Roster moves, Saguaros fall


Hello again everyone and welcome to the Friday morning edition of Brewer Daily News. This past Tuesday, the Milwaukee Brewers outrighted three players off of the 40-man roster as they try to make room for returning players. In the second bit of news, yesterday afternoon the Surprise Saguaros (8-6) lost to the Salt River Rafters (5-9).

Henry Urrutia did well for the Orioles in his debut season this year. Mandatory Credit: Joy R. Absalon-USA TODAY Sports

The Brewers have outrighted three right-handed pitchers, Jesus Sanchez, Santo Manzanillo and Josh Ravin, off of the 40-man roster and to the Triple-A Nashville Sounds. Ravin in particular was claimed just last month by the Brewers as he was on waivers from the Cincinnati Reds.

As the team heads towards 2014, they’ll need to open up some roster spots for Ryan Braun, Rickie Weeks and Hunter Morris. Currently, the team has 35 spots filled after outrighting the three pitchers.

Yesterday, the Saguaros fought hard, but lost 10-9 to the River Rafters. Will Lamb (Texas Rangers) made the start for the Saguaros and did not receive a decision as he struggled. Lamb went four innings and allowed three runs on four hits, five walks and did not strike out a batter.

Saguaros’ reliever Branden Kline (Baltimore Orioles) was hit hard in the fifth inning. Kline only lasted 2/3 of an inning, but was tagged for six runs (four earned) on four hits, one walk and one strikeout. Kline was handed his first loss and reliever Matt West (Rangers) also gave up a run in the seventh.

The Saguaros saw a big day from designated hitter Henry Urrutia (Orioles) who was 3-for-6 with a grand slam and two runs scored. Right fielder Dariel Alvarez (Orioles) went 2-for-5 with two RBIs. Also driving in runs were Tyler Naquin (Cleveland Indians), Jonathan Schoop (Orioles) and the Brewers’ Jason Rogers.

Brewers’ outfield prospect Mitch Haniger received the day off and prospect catcher Adam Weisenburger went 0-for-4 at the plate.

Tonight the Saguaros will head to Scottsdale to play the Scorpions (7-7) in a game at 8:35 p.m. ET / 7:35 p.m. CT.