The Milwaukee Brewers have informed Logan Morrison and Justin Grimm that they’ll make the Opening Day roster.
The Brewers have informed Logan Morrison that he has made the Opening Day roster, according to sources. It’s a move that was widely expected since Morrison has impressed from Day 1 in Milwaukee.— Robert Murray (@ByRobertMurray) July 19, 2020
Logan Morrison was going to be a tough cut or tight squeeze onto the roster coming out of Spring Training. He was making contact well and fits in at first base, which is short on depth if you don’t expect Ryan Braun to get regular playing time there. With the expanded rosters, it was easier to justify keeping Morrison on the team after he continued to show solid ability during Summer Camp.
Morrison has a history of being an above-average power bat in the lineup. As a lefty slugger, he’ll give Craig Counsell a new tool on the bench. Morrison’s worst two seasons occurred in 2018 and 2019. He had a landmark 2017 where he hit 38 home runs, the most in his career since he hit 23 homers in 2011.
Brewers have informed Justin Grimm he will make the team— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) July 19, 2020
Justin Grimm was also an interesting non-roster invitee in the Spring. He has had a strong performance for Milwaukee in the team scrimmages. Grimm doesn’t have the greatest history as a reliever, really putting together one strong season in 2015 with Chicago. Because the stuff stayed strong, he’s taken advantage of a chance to join what will definitely be a heavy pitching group on the 30-man.
Both players have more opportunities now that the rosters have four extra spaces. After two weeks, teams will be forced to cut down to 28 players and then, after two more weeks, go down to 26. This season will likely be the tale of riding hot streaks. If both players keep their pace, they’ll be key competitors for Milwaukee in an odd 2020 season.