The Brewers are currently working on their final 25-man roster for the season, with just a few spots left to finalize. They inched closer to that today with a few procedural moves this afternoon. The Brewers officially placed pitcher Matt Garza on the 10-day DL, as well as catcher Andrew Susac.
Neither move is particularly surprising. Yesterday, the Brewers confirmed that Matt Garza would begin the season on the 10-day DL with a right groin strain. This allowed Wily Peralta, Chase Anderson, and Jimmy Nelson to all make the starting rotation to start the season. Garza’s injury is not serious, and he’s expected to make a rehab assignment by the end of April. That will give the Brewers around a month and a half to evaluate the rotation and decide what to do upon Garza’s return.
The other move announced here is Andrew Susac being placed on the 15-day DL with trap tightness. This injury shouldn’t be serious either, as the team had been waiting to see if Susac would be able to play. It will hopefully be a short stay on the DL for Susac, but he is likely heading to Colorado Springs once activated, and will be the starting catcher there. Susac will have to wait for his opportunity, whether it’s a result of an injury or ineffectiveness from one of the Brewers catchers.
Meanwhile, the Brewers are down to deciding on a few bullpen spots to complete their 25-man roster. Earlier today, manager Craig Counsell confirmed that the last two spots in the bullpen are down to Tyler Cravy, Taylor Jungmann, and Rob Scahill. Based on the pitchers who were still in camp as of Wednesday, the following players are already in the bullpen: Neftali Feliz, Corey Knebel, Carlos Torres, Jhan Marinez, Jacob Barnes, and Tommy Milone.
Rosters must be set by noon on Sunday, so the relievers only have a few more chances to impress the team. It won’t be long until we find out who has made the team.