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Milwaukee Brewers roster updates: Tellez, Strickland, Lopes

Some end-of-season roster moves.

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The Milwaukee Brewers have completed a handful of roster moves in the past couple of days, getting some of the pieces in place for their postseason run. First, Hunter Strickland was activated from the paternity list and Miguel Sanchez was optioned back top Triple-A:

Strickland has been an important middle relief arm since the Brewers picked him up midseason, pitching to a 1.78 ERA across 35.1 innings pitched.

Next, Tim Lopes was outrighted off the 40-man roster. He had been designated for assignment earlier in the week and will at least enter the offseason as part of Milwaukee’s organizational roster. Lopes appeared in seven games for the big league club this year, getting one hit and drawing a walk in 11 plate appearances. For the Sounds, the 27 year old hit .226/.305/.401 with 11 home runs and nine steals in 370 plate appearances.

Lastly, Rowdy Tellez was activated from the Injured List after a brief rehab assignment with Nashville. To make room of the roster, Keston Hiura was optioned. Hiura had a nice moment in St. Louis with an RBI single during the lone start of his recent MLB stint, and was able to meet his family in Los Angeles during Milwaukee’s final series of the season. Keston’s mother was recently revealed to be in remission from cancer.

Statistics courtesy of Baseball-Reference