Milwaukee Brewers: Which prospects have to get added to the 40-man roster?

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MILWAUKEE, WI – MAY 13: A general view of Miller Park prior to a game between the Milwaukee Brewers and the New York Mets on May 13, 2017 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

While the Milwaukee Brewers don’t have 11 players who need to get added to the 40-man roster like the Seattle Mariners, they do have decisions to make.

The Milwaukee Brewers have five prospects in their top-30 that they have to decide to add to the 40-man roster or expose to the Rule V Draft in December. The current roster has 37 spots filled, but that’s sure to change between now and the start of the season.

Starting pitcher Brent Suter will spend most of the season on the 60-day DL recovering from Tommy John surgery, and won’t take up a roster spot. A few players could end up not getting a contract offered. However, the team has to make a decision on five names before November 20th, the deadline for players to be on the 40 man to be protected from the Rule 5 Draft. That draft will take place on December 13th.

That will also mean that, to add all five of these names, there’s going to have to be some people kicked off the current 40 man roster.

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