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.
#Brewers recently released some minor leaguers, per sources. Unclear how many. https://t.co/Vzo9v6Op7Q— Robert Murray (@ByRobertMurray) May 28, 2020
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.
Same source said Brewers are in the process of releasing some Minor League players, as @ByRobertMurray reported. Wouldn't confirm numbers because players are being notified. Part of that is normal business that usually happens after Spring Training and before the Draft.— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) May 28, 2020
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.