Brewers' 40-man Roster (and How Acquired)

The other day there was a link in WWL to another fan site's article about how each member of the roster was acquired. However, it simply said "trade", "draft", "free agent" and such, but didn't give any specifics (at least not that I saw). So here's my stab at it. I'm sure there are some minor errors in it, but let me know if anything is egregiously wrong.

2016 Milwaukee Brewers 40-man Roster (including Disabled List)


Chase Anderson (trade 2B)

Jacob Barnes (2011 draft, 14th round)

Yhonathan Barrios (trade 8)

Michael Blazek (trade 3)

Blaine Boyer (minor league FA, 2016)

Chris Capuano (FA 2016)

Tyler Cravy (2009 draft, 17th round)

Zach Davies (trade 5A)

Sam Freeman (from TEX for $$$)

Matt Garza (FA, 2014)

David Goforth (2011 draft, 7th round)

Junior Guerra (waivers, CWS, 2015)

Adrian Houser (trade 1A)

Jeremy Jeffress (minor league FA, 2014. Originally 1st round draft pick in 2006)

Zack Jones (waivers, MIN 2016)

Taylor Jungmann (2011 draft, 1st round).

Corey Knebel (trade 7)

Jorge Lopez (2011 draft, 2nd round)

Damien Magnifico (2012 draft, 5th round)

Jimmy Nelson (2010 draft, 2nd round)

Sean Nolin (waivers, OAK, 2016)

Wily Peralta (undrafted FA, 2005)

Will Smith (trade 4)

Tyler Thornburg (2010 draft, 3rd round)

Carlos Torres (FA, 2016)


Jonathan Lucroy (2007 draft, 3rd rd)

Martin Maldonado (minor league FA, 2009)


Orlando Arcia (Int’l FA, 2010)

Chris Carter (FA, 2016)

Garin Cecchini (from BOS for $$$, 2016)

Scooter Gennett (2009 draft, 16th round)

Aaron Hill (trade 2B)

Yadiel Rivera (2010 draft, 9th round)

Jonathan Villar (trade 10)

Colin Walsh (Rule 5, OAK, 2016)

Andy Wilkins (waivers, TEX 2016)


Ryan Braun (2005 draft, 1st round)

Keon Broxton (trade 11)

Ramon Flores (trade 7A)

Rymer Liriano (trade 12)

Kirk Nieuwenhuis (waivers, NYM 2016)

Michael Reed (2011 draft, 5th round)

Domingo Santana (trade 1A)

Trades (current players on 40-man roster in bold)

  1. C. Gomez from MIN for J. Hardy (2001 draft, 2nd rd)

1A. A. Houser (AA), B. Phillips (AA), D. Santana, and J. Hader (AA) from HOU for C. Gomez, M. Fiers (2009 Draft, 22nd round)

2. Z. Greinke, Y. Betancourt from KC for A. Escobar (non-draft FA, 2003), L. Cain (2004 draft, 17th rd – draft and follow), J. Odorizzi (sup 1st round, 2008), J. Jeffress (1st round, 2006)

2A. J. Segura, J. Hellweg, A. Pena from LAA for Z. Greinke

2B. C. Anderson, A. Hill, I. Diaz (A-) from AZ for J. Segura, T. Wagner

3. M. Blazek from StL for John Axford (minor league FA, 2008)

4. W. Smith from KAN for N. Aoki (free agent, Japan)

5. G. Parra from ARZ for LHP A. Banda and RF M. Haniger

5A. Z. Davies from BAL for G. Parra

6. A. Lind from TOR for Marco Estrada (waivers, WAS 2010)

6A. C. Herrera (P), D. Missaki (P), F. Peralta (P) from SEA for A. Lind

7. C. Knebel, L. Sardinas, and M. Diplan (A-) from TEX for Y. Gallardo (2004 draft, 2nd round)

7A. R. Flores from SEA for L. Sardinas

8. Yhonathan Barrios from PIT for A. Ramirez (FA, 2012)

9. J. Bettencourt (AA), M. Pina (AAA) from DET for F. Rodriguez (FA 2014)

10. J. Villar from HOU for C. Sneed (2014 draft, 3rd round)

11. K. Broxton, T. Supak from PIT for J. Rodgers (2010 draft, 32nd round)

12. R. Liriano from SD for T. Seidenberger

13. J. Nottingham (AA) and B. Derby (A+) from OAK for K. Davis (2009 draft, 7th round)