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Opening Day roster released: Brewers face San Francisco Giants at Miller Park

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MILWAUKEE — Opening Day for the Milwaukee Brewers is Monday, April 4th — when the Brew Crew will face the San Francisco Giants at Miller Park, and the Opening Day roster has been released.

The roster is as follows:

% first career Major League Opening Day roster (7)
*non-roster invitee (2)
# Major League debut (1)

PITCHERS (12)

57 Chase Anderson ……………………………….RHP
54 Michael Blazek ………………………………….RHP
48 Blaine Boyer* ……………………………………RHP
39 Chris Capuano* ……………………………….. LHP
22 Matt Garza ……………………………………….RHP
21 Jeremy Jeffress ………………………………..RHP
26 Taylor Jungmann% ……………………………RHP
52 Jimmy Nelson …………………………………..RHP
58 Ariel Peña% ……………………………………..RHP
38 Wily Peralta ………………………………………RHP
37 Tyler Thornburg ………………………………..RHP
59 Carlos Torres ……………………………………RHP

CATCHERS (2)

20…………………………………………………Jonathan Lucroy
12……………………………………………… Martin Maldonado

DISABLED LIST (6)

50…………………….RHP Yhonathan Barrios (right shoulder – 60-day)
75……………………………… RHP Zack Jones (right shoulder – 15-day)
46……………………………………….Corey Knebel (left oblique – 15-day)
79…………………………………………..OF Rymer Liriano (face – 60-day)
53…………………………………….. LHP Sean Nolin (left elbow – 60-day)
13……………………………………… LHP Will Smith (right knee – 15-day)

INFIELDERS (6)

33……………………………………………………….Chris Carter
2………………………………………………….. Scooter Gennett
9…………………………………………………………….Aaron Hill
29…………………………………………………..Yadiel Rivera%
5……………………………………………………..Jonathan Villar
7……………………………………………………. Colin Walsh%#

OUTFIELDERS (5)

8………………………………………………………… Ryan Braun
23…………………………………………………. Keon Broxton%
18………………………………………………… Ramon Flores%
10………………………………………………. Kirk Nieuwenhuis
16…………………………………………… Domingo Santana%

STAFF

30 Craig Counsell …………………………… Manager
11 Darnell Coles ……………………….Hitting Coach
36 Derek Johnson ………………….. Pitching Coach
40 Jason Lane ……………………………………Coach
49 Pat Murphy ………………………….Bench Coach
6 Ed Sedar ……………………… Third Base Coach
31 Carlos Subero ………. First Base/Infi eld Coach
43 Lee Tunnell ………………………..Bullpen Coach
56 Joe Crawford ……………….Coaching Assistant
55 Marcus Hanel ……………………Bullpen Catcher

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

3/4 — signed LHP Franklin Morales to a minor-league contract with an invitation to Major League camp

3/14 — optioned SS Orlando Arcia, OF Michael Reed, RHP Jacob Barnes, RHP Jorge Lopez and RHP Damien Magnifico to Triple-A Colorado Springs; optioned RHP Adrian Houser to Double-A Biloxi; returned C Rene Garcia, C Jacob Nottingham, OF Brett Phillips and LHP Josh Hader to minor-league camp

3/19 — optioned INF Garin Cecchini, 1B Andy Wilkins, RHP Zach Davies and RHP Junior Guerra to Triple-A Colorado Springs; returned C Adam Weisenburger, RHP Hiram Burgos and RHP Daniel Tillman to minor-league camp

3/27 — optioned RHP David Goforth to Triple-A Colorado Springs

3/29 — granted LHP Franklin Morales his unconditional release

3/31 — placed OF Rymer Liriano (facial fractures), RHP Zack Jones (right shoulder strain) and LHP Sean Nolin (left elbow soreness) on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to 3/25

4/2 — signed RHP Carlos Torres to a 1-year contract; selected the contracts of RHP Blaine Boyer and LHP Chris Capuano from Triple-A Colorado Springs; optioned RHP Tyler Cravy to Triple-A Colorado Springs; transferred OF Rymer Liriano and LHP Sean Nolin to the 60-day disabled list; placed RHP Yhonathan Barrios on the 60-day disabled list, retroactive to 3/25, with a right shoulder strain; placed RHP Corey Knebel on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to 4/1, with a left oblique strain; placed LHP Will Smith on the 15-day disabled list,
retroactive to 3/25, with a LCL sprain in the right knee

Ryan Braun and Domingo Santana both homered in the third inning to lead the Milwaukee Brewers past their Double-A affiliate Biloxi 7-4 on Saturday, April 2nd — the Brew Crew’s final spring training game before Opening Day.

Milwaukee starter Chase Anderson allowed two runs in five innings. He also struck out four.

Biloxi took a 1-0 lead before Braun and Santana hit solo home runs that put the Brewers ahead for good.

The Brewers face the Giants Monday, April 4th at 1:10 p.m.

CLICK HERE to access the Brewers’ April schedule.

2 comments

  • Libsareliars

    I think I will head up to Appleton and pay minor league ticket prices to watch minor league players rather than pay the cost to go to Miller park and watch minor league players.

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