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What We Learned: Matt Dominguez claimed by Brewers

The Brewers added to their minor-league roster with a claim of Matt Dominguez yesterday. We discuss that and more in today's What We Learned.

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Yesterday, the Brewers made a waiver claim and were awarded Matt Dominguez off of waivers from the Astros. There doesn't seem to be a lot to be excited for with the claim, as Dominguez had been struggling in the Astros system. However, a lack of third base depth in the minors means that the Brewers need to find someone to cover third after Ramirez retires, and this move does give them another possible option to cover that position.

The more surprising move was who the Brewers designated to clear roster space. To make room on the roster, the Brewers designated Wei-Chung Wang for assignment. Wang had been struggling at Brevard County, so it's not a complete surprise, but considering what the Brewers wen through last year to keep him, it seems odd that they would give up on him so fast. This may not be giving up on Wang at all, but it could be tough to sneak him through waivers right now. However, Tom Haudricourt mentioned that Wang is getting a big salary for a High-A pitcher (around $300,000), and that might be enough to keep other teams away.

Yesterday's Results

Royals 7, Brewers 2

There's no sugar-coating this one, it was just an embarrassing game for the Brewers. Matt Garza was bad, allowing six earned runs on thirteen hits. Chris Young was unstoppable, pitching seven shutout innings and collecting two hits and three RBI (remember, this is an AL pitcher). The Brewers did get two runs thanks to an RBI single from Jonathan Lucroy and a solo home run from Scooter Gennett, but it was way too little too late.

Brewers News & Notes
Minor League Update
Team Level Record Yesterday Today
Colorado Springs Sky Sox AAA 26-37 Colorado Springs 2, Oklahoma City 1 Oklahoma City @ Colorado Springs
Biloxi Shuckers AA 40-24 OFF Montgomery @ Biloxi
Brevard County Manatees A+ 28-36 Jupiter 12, Brevard County 4 Jupiter @ Brevard County
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers A 21-44 Kane County 10, Wisconsin 2 Wisconsin @ Kane County
DSL Brewers R 5-10 DSL Brewers 7, DSL Yankees2 0 DSL Yankees2 @ DSL Brewers

News & Notes

NL Central Update
Team W L
Cardinals 43 21
Pirates 37 27
Cubs 34 28
Reds 29 35
Brewers 24 42
  • Cardinals 3, Twins 2
  • Pirates 3, White Sox 0
  • Indians 6, Cubs 0
  • Reds 5, Tigers 0

Today's Division Games

  • Cubs (Tsuyoshi Wada) @ Indians (Shaun Marcum) - 6:10 pm
  • Tigers (David Price) @ Reds (Johnny Cueto) - 6:10 pm
  • Cardinals (Carlos Martinez) @ Twins (Tommy Milone) - 7:10 pm
  • Pirates (Jeff Locke) @ White Sox (John Danks) - 7:10 pm
Around Baseball

Cardinals/Astros Hacking Investigation

Other Notes

Today's Action

The series between the Royals and Brewers now moves to Kaufmann Stadium for the next two games. Mike Fiers gets the call on Wednesday, facing off against Royals starter Joe Blanton. First pitch is at 7:10 pm.