With Opening Day getting closer each day, the Brewers made their second round of roster cuts over the weekend, getting a step closer to the final 40-man roster.
The Brewers made their second round of roster cuts over the weekend, announcing the cuts via Twitter.
Davies is somewhat of a surprise cut as he was slated to be the Brewers #5 starting pitcher. That was before the Brewers acquired Chase Anderson from Arizona. Even so it seemed likely that he could have been kept on the 40 man roster as a pitcher in the six hole or provided a starting role of pitchers needing a rest day. Davies also posted a strong spring outing allowing just four runs in ten innings of work. Guerra was another pitcher acquired in the offseason and his struggle throughout Spring Training as well as the crowded bullpen ultimately led Guerra being optioned to the Minor Leagues. Burgos is in his second minor-league deal with the Brewers having already worked his way to the majors once before; he struggled again this spring, but it’s no surprise that he’ll find himself with Colorado Springs to start the season. As well Daniel Tillman was signed by the Brewers to a minor league deal, a veteran MiLB player at 27, it’s no surprise that he didn’t make the cut as he’s neve played above Double-A ball.
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Garin Cecchini was one of many players acquired over the winter by the Brewers and through spring training, he struggled to post a slash line of .200/.278/.400, his struggling ultimately contributed to his cut. If he can improve himself this season, he should be with the Brewers by next spring full time. Andy Wilkins was one of the top performers for the club this season, so it’s surprising that he didn’t make it past the second round of cuts. But, if he continues to perform strongly he could wind up playing in Miller Park before the season is over. Weisenburger is another career minor leaguer that should provide depth and leadership for the younger prospects in the Brewers organization.