Brewers 2024 Opening Day Roster Projection 3.0: Final Bullpen Spots Up For Grabs

How does the Brewers Opening Day roster project to look with a week to go before the season
Mar 18, 2024; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Brice Turang (2) makes the
Mar 18, 2024; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Brice Turang (2) makes the / Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports
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We are now just one week away from Opening Day of the 2024 season. The Brewers have cut down the number of players in major league camp yet again as the roster picture becomes clearer. There are just a few players remaining in battles for spots.

There are 33 active players in major league camp. There's also Brandon Woodruff on the 60 day IL and Devin Williams who will open the year on the IL and be moved to the 60 day once a 40 man spot is needed. That means the Brewers will need to cut seven more players to get down to their 26 man roster for Opening Day.

Bench spots are up for grabs as are the final few spots on the pitching staff. How does it look like this roster will shake out? Things have changed since our last projection, including a major injury. Let's dig in to our third roster projection of the spring with one week to go until Opening Day.

Catchers (3) - William Contreras, Gary Sanchez, Eric Haase

It'd be very difficult for the Brewers to cut Eric Haase at this point. He has slugged four homers this spring and has played exceptionally well. Haase is out of minor league options so he needs to be carried on the roster or put on waivers, or potentially even traded.

But with Gary Sanchez still slowed by a hand injury, he may not be available to be the sole backup to William Conteras behind the plate, making carrying Haase a necessity for Milwaukee.

His spot feels all but locked up at this point. Sanchez is likely going to be a DH primarily, but he'll still be listed here among the catchers. Carrying three catchers is not very common but the Brewers are in a unique position where they likely will have to to start the year.