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Milwaukee Brewers announce Opening Day roster, but are reportedly still trying to add a pitcher

Four first basemen the new five catchers?

MLB: General Managers Meetings Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Milwaukee Brewers announced their Opening Day roster this evening, and it’s kind of weird:

The Brewers kept all four of their first basemen - Thames, Braun, Aguilar, and Choi - and elected to open the year with only 11 pitchers. Choi was not previously on the 40 man roster after signing a minor league deal this past offseason, so Milwaukee obviously added him in the spot that was opened up after Yovani Gallardo was released. Choi has a minor league option remaining, and it doesn’t sound like we should expect him to stick around for too long in the early going:

The Brewers obviously won’t keep this alignment for very long, if even past tomorrow. It sounds like they are eyeing up a player from the free agent market:

There hasn’t been anything concrete reported yet, but Daniel Hudson, Dan Jennings, and a waiver claim for Josh Lucas are some speculatively suggested possibilities floating around on Twitter that could make sense. We’ll see what ends up happening, but it certainly feels like there’s a strong chance that the Opening Day roster won’t be the roster on day two.