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Brewers to release several minor league players, commit to paying those remaining through June

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Milwaukee joins a League-wide prospect cut

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Multiple reports came out Thursday afternoon that Major League teams are releasing a significant wave of Minor League players. The Milwaukee Brewers are no exception. Robert Murray reported that the Crew is one of many teams releasing players to save money.

As reaction came out regarding the cuts, it was pointed out that this is somewhat “normal business” for the team. Players on the farm are generally released shortly after Spring Training and just before the draft. Brewers.com reporter Adam McCalvy stated in his tweet that it is partly the reason for the cuts here.

While news was coming out about the releases, it also came out that the team was committing to giving Minor Leaguers the $400 weekly stipend through the end of June. The League agreed to pay all of the players on the farm that amount, but that current deal is set to expire on May 31.