Brewers spring training roster trims down again after 2nd wave of re-assignments

A few more top prospects go down to minor league camp
Feb 24, 2024; Peoria, Arizona, USA; Milwaukee Brewers designated hitter Wes Clarke (81) runs the
Feb 24, 2024; Peoria, Arizona, USA; Milwaukee Brewers designated hitter Wes Clarke (81) runs the / Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

The Milwaukee Brewers spring training roster is continuing to get smaller. When beginning Cactus League play roster sizes are incredibly large and feature numerous non roster invitees including top prospects as well as veterans. Over time the number of players in big league camp gets trimmed down.

Last week the first round of re-assignments took place. This resulted in Jacob Misiorowski, Brock Wilken, and others all heading over to minor league camp. On Sunday, March 10 the next wave of cuts took place.

Three Milwaukee Brewers 40-man roster members were optioned to the minor leagues during the second wave of big league camp cuts.

Top catching prospect Jeferson Quero, outfielder Chris Roller, and right-handed pitcher Bradley Blalock were all optioned to the minor leagues on Sunday. Quero and Roller were assigned to Triple-A whereas Blalock went to Double-A.

These moves are all not surprising. As gifted as Quero is the Brewers currently have three other catchers on the 40-man roster and Quero is yet to play at the Triple-A level. Blalock similarly is lacking experience in the higher levels of the minor leagues and Roller is blocked by several other Milwaukee outfielders.

Also involved in this round of big league camp cuts were top 30 prospects Carlos Rodriguez and Wes Clarke. Along with these two, pitchers Sam Carlson, Evan McKendry, and Tobias Myers were all also re-assigned to minor league camp.

The most surprising out of this group was Wes Clarke. He had been on a power binge at the plate and he had accumulated four home runs already. A multi home run game early on helped with that, but the slugger added two more for good measure.

While he was a long shot to play his way onto the Opening Day roster Clarke may still earn that big league opportunity in the minor leagues. Power is his calling card and Milwaukee lacked in that department a season ago. Clarke will be one prospect to monitor closely this season.

There hasn't been any true surprise cuts of camp so far. The tougher decisions will all be made as we get closer to the beginning of the regular season. Some of these prospects who have been re-assigned could still be seen in Cactus League games as the Brewers borrow them over from minor league camp. With minor league spring games starting soon, these players will also be getting regular at-bats in those games to get ready for the season.