The deadline to protect Rule 5 eligible prospects by adding them to the 40-man roster has now passed and the Milwaukee Brewers made a few additions that many fans were expecting plus one other moves that most fans probably were not.
The Brewers started off by announcing just two of the four moves. Shortstop Brice Turang, the team's No. 4 prospect per MLB Pipeline, and pitcher Abner Uribe, their No. 26, had first honors of being added to the roster.
But that wasn't all for the day. Right before the deadline, the Brewers added another Rule 5 eligible pitcher roster in No. 27-ranked pitcher Cam Robinson. Joining him was a non-Rule 5 eligible minor leaguer: first baseman Jon Singleton.
And with that, Milwaukee has just one open spot remaining on the 40-man roster. They also now have four players who could all play important roles for the Crew in the near future.
On Tuesday, the Brewers added three Rule 5 eligible prospects plus one other minor leaguer to the 40-man roster.
Turang was listed as our one "lock" of Rule 5 eligible players to make the 40-man roster, so his addition was no surprise. The 2018 first rounder has spent over a year at Triple-A and is ready for the next step in his journey.
Turang's addition comes as the Brewers are without their left-handed batting utiliity man from the last three years, Jace Peterson. Like "On Base Jace," Turang will be expected to play at a number of positions on the field according to Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
The two pitchers who were added to the roster, Uribe and Robinson, are some of the top relievers in the team's minor league system. That's good, because the Brewers will be able to use some depth there for the 2023 season.
Long time setup man turned closer Josh Hader is obviously gone via trade. Taylor Rogers and Trevor Rosenthal are free agents. Miguel Sanchez was outrighted to Triple-A. Seven more relievers are elibible for arbitration, meaning some could be non-tendered.
Robinson has 11 games of Triple-A experience to his name while Uribe has none but both show a ton of promise. And with the state of the Brewers bullpen, both could also contribute at the major league level as early as next year.
As could the final name who was added today, Singleton. The 31-year-old has no minor league options left, so it's major leagues or bust for 2023 for him. And if he makes the Opening Day roster, it will be one heck of a comeback story.
Singleton hasn't played in the majors since 2016 with the Astros. He's been through plenty since then before being signed as a minor league free agent by Milwaukee prior to 2021. After leading the farm system in homers with 24, he now has a chance to be a big leaguer once again.
With this deadline having passed, it's on to move on to the next one. That would be the non-tender deadline for arbitration eligible players, which is this Friday. After that, the Brewers' 2023 roster will further take shape.