We knew that the Brewers would be making a roster move today, but we didn’t expect the number of roster moves that they would be making before today’s game. Before Suter could even be called up, the Brewers needed to clear a 40-man spot for him. That was accomplished by designating outfielder Ramon Flores for assignment. Despite struggling for most of the season with a .205/.294/.261 batting line, he had started 65 games for the Brewers, mostly due to injuries. While the OBP was promising, his bat just never saw success and the Brewers ran out of roster space to keep him around.
Instead of using that roster spot on Flores, though, the Brewers instead chose to activate Domingo Santana from the 15-day DL. Santana had been out since early June with right elbow soreness. He had been on rehab assignment for the past week, starting in Wisconsin and then moving up to Colorado Springs. Santana could be competing for playing time now with Hernan Perez getting the majority of work in right field, and a full infield preventing Perez from moving back there.
Still needing a spot for Suter, the Brewers chose to send Damien Magnifico back to Colorado Springs for now. Magnifico only made two appearances out of the bullpen, allowing one run, one hit, and two walks in those appearances. For now, he is the victim of a roster crunch, with the Brewers having no where to keep the reliever for now.
Suter will officially get his first start in the majors tonight against the Mariners. First pitch is at 9:10 pm.
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