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Morning transactions: Rob Wooten & Elian Herrera optioned to Nashville, Jeff Bianchi & Zach Duke make team

The Brewers 25-man roster to open the season is set now with these last few moves from this morning.

With the final days of spring training here, the Brewers made a few more transactions today as they prepare to set their Opening Day roster.  They first optioned Rob Wooten to Triple-A Nashville, giving the last spot in the bullpen to Zach Duke.  Wooten had put together a good spring, posting a 3.86 ERA in 11.2 innings with 13 strikeouts to 1 walk.  While he may have performed better than Zach Duke (who posted a 4.00 ERA in 9 IP with 10 strikeouts and 3 walks), Wooten's option may have been the deciding factor since it allows the Brewers to maintain pitching depth.

The Brewers also made another move this morning, sending Elian Herrera to Triple-A Nashville as well.  With this move, the last bench spot will go to Jeff Bianchi.  Bianchi had a great spring, hitting .386/.413/.500 in 46 PA, and may have hit his way into that last bench spot.  It also helped Bianchi that Herrera had an option available, allowing the Brewers to keep depth available in the minors.

With these moves from this morning, the 25-man roster is set.  Barring any last minute changes, here will be the depth chart to start the season (projection taken from

C: Jonathan Lucroy
1B: Mark Reynolds
2B: Scooter Gennett
3B: Aramis Ramirez
SS: Jean Segura
LF: Khris Davis
CF: Carlos Gomez
RF: Ryan Braun

BN: Martin Maldonado
BN: Lyle Overbay
BN: Rickie Weeks
BN: Jeff Bianchi
BN: Logan Schafer

SP #1: Yovani Gallardo
SP #2: Kyle Lohse
SP #3: Matt Garza
SP #4: Marco Estrada
SP #5: Wily Peralta

CL: Jim Henderson
RP: Francisco Rodriguez
RP: Brandon Kintzler
RP: Will Smith
RP: Tyler Thornburg
RP: Wei Chung-Wang
RP: Zach Duke

DL: Tom Gorzelanny