The Milwaukee Brewers have announced their Opening Day 30-man roster for the shortened 60-game season.
The assembled roster has 16 pitchers and 14 hitters. Of those players six are making their first-ever Opening Day roster.
The Brewers’ roster has few surprises on it. Craig Counsell told reporters and fans ahead of time that it would be predominantly pitching. Logan Morrison was the only fringe roster candidate, but the team informed him days ago that he had won a position in Spring Training and Summer Camp.
As for pitchers, we had known the Justin Grimm had made the team for the same reason as Logan Morrison. J.P. Feyereisen had impressed in exhibitions with Eric Yardley. Mike Morin may be the only non-lock to make it to the team.
The other concern was that Ryan Braun would not get enough time in the field to be added to the roster. Obviously that ended up not being an issue as he’s joined the four other outfielders on the list. Braun’s expected to get a lot of the team’s time at DH.
After two weeks, the Brewers will reduce the roster down to 28 players with the rest of baseball. They’ll carry 28 for two more weeks and then reduce the roster down to 26 for September baseball.