This Weekend’s Results
Links from BCB
- The countdown to Opening Day is at 14 days. Post from over the weekend focused on #16 Domingo Santana and #15 Will Middlebrooks.
- Rymer Liriano had a scary moment yesterday as he was hit in the face by a pitch. Travis has the report from camp, which is that Liriano sustained multiple facial fractures.
- Round two of the roster cuts came on Saturday. Kyle has the full list of cuts and expectations for each of them.
- In his reports from camp, Travis discusses Chase Anderson's spring results as he works on his spot in the rotation, and Wily Peralta's rough spring and possibility of starting on Opening Day.
- Edition #17 of the mailbag came out on Friday, with discussion on the Opening Day roster, what should be considered a sandwich, and defining rebuilding.
Other Brewers News and Notes
- The Brewers game against the Angels on Saturday was their first chance to catch up with the former manager since he was fired. Adam McCalvy of Brewers.com writes that Roenicke has no hard feelings following his dismissal from the team.
- Jonathan Lucroy is in camp this year, working hard on his game as he hopes to improve from a dismal 2015 season. Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel looks at Lucroy's preparation for the spring this season.
- Jeremy Jeffress finally made his spring debut over the weekend in Saturday's loss to the Angels. Adam McCalvy writes that Jeffress hopes he can duplicate Francisco Rodriguez's success from last spring with a shortened spring training.
- After a rough 2015, Martin Maldonado is willing to take about some of the struggles he had last year behind the plate. Adam McCalvy spoke with Maldonado about last season, and he admitted that a health scare in his family last year distracted him.
- Aaron Hill has been working hard at third base as he prepare to spend most of 2016 there. Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel looks at Hill's preparation for the third base role in spring training.
- Two RotoGraphs writers are believers in a couple of the Brewers players. Brandon Warne writes that Jeremy Jeffress will be one of the better closers in the league, and Paul Kastava writes that Chris Carter will break the 100 RBI mark.
- Jake Gatewood is officially switching to third base in the Brewers system. Adam McCalvy notes that with the shortstop position loaded, Gatewood will shift to third starting this season.
- The Braves claimed LHP Jesse Biddle from the Pirates.
- The Cardinals signed shortstop Ruben Tejada to a one-year contract.
- The Mariners re-signed RHP Justin De Fratus to a minor-league contract.
- Nationals pitcher Bronson Arroyo received some good news, that his shoulder did not sustain a rotator cuff tear and instead just sustained some minor damage and inflammation. He will miss four to six weeks while rehabbing the injury. Also, the Nationals released outfielder Logan Schafer.
- The Tigers outrighted RHP Montreal Robertson to the minors.
- The White Sox outrighted LHP Zach Phillips to the minors, who instead elected to become a free agent.
- In the continuing saga around Adam LaRoche and the White Sox, starting pitcher Chris Sale says the team was lied to repeatedly about the real situation with LaRoche. In addition, LaRoche released his own statement on the situation.
The Brewers play their second and final split-squad day of the spring this afternoon. One squad stays home to play the Angels, while another squad heads to the Diamondbacks. The Angels game starts at 3:05 pm, while the Diamondbacks game is at 8:40 pm.