We’re just seven days away from the season starting and the Brewers roster is one step closer to finalizing their roster for the season. We can all get a little bit more excited!
The Brewers made another round of cuts today, electing to let LHP Morales go. Rather than going to the minors Morales chose to become an outright free agent, as the Brewers pointed out on their Twitter feed.
In nine major league seasons, Morales pitched for the Rockies, the Red Sox, and the Royals. With Kansas City last season he went 4-2 with a 3.18 ERA in 67 relief appearances during the regular season. Morales is 23-29 with a 4.52 ERA in 486 career innings. He provided a decent spring training out, by not allowing a run in his four appearances this spring.
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Chris Capuano also made the team for the Brewers, as Brewers beat writer Todd Rosiak broke the news of the team keeping Cappy on their roster
Last season Cappy was 0-4 with a 7.97 ERA in 40.2 innings and 22 appearances for the New York Yankees and found himself cut a total of five times for the Yankees but made his way back to the Majors after each cut and resigning.
Tom Haudricourt also pointed out that Cappy came to play for the Brewers in the same trade that part Skipper Craig Counsell to Milwaukee. It’ll be interesting to see how Cappy does this season for the Brew Crew. Meanwhile, there is still one left pitching spot to be determined, of which Tyler Cravy and Ariel Pena are vying for a spot on the team.
Haudricourt did point out that with Pena’s lack of minor league options is a factor in determining who gets the last pitching spot before the season starts. Based solely on the context of those two tweets, I’d expect Cravy to be sent down to the minors and Pena to make the last spot on the roster before the season starts, which thankfully for all of us is just seven short days away.