Brewers made a few moves Monday, none of them earth shattering. Five players were returned to Minor League camp: outfielder Kentrail Davis, infielder Hector Gomez, infielder Taylor Green, outfielder Mitch Haniger and right-hander David Goforth.
Four were optioned to Triple-A Nashville: first baseman Hunter Morris, first baseman/outfielder Jason Rogers and right-handers Jimmy Nelson and Ariel Pena. Two were optioned to Double-A Huntsville: right-handers Brooks Hall and Kevin Shackelford.
Rule 5 draftee Wei-Chung Wang has thrown 5 innings and has allowed only an unearned run. I think he sticks in the bullpen.
Over the past few years the Brewers have went with 12 pitchers and 13 position players. That means there are 5 bench spots open. Martin Maldonado and Logan Schafer are almost locks to make the club. The last three spots is where it gets interesting. There is no way they keep three first basemen. francisco is out of options so that probably means Overbay is the odd man out. I think Elian Herrera, makes the team, he is a switch-hitter who plays second base, short and third as well as all three outfield spots if needed. The last spot then comes down to Bianchi and Gennett. I would give the edge to Bianchi right now. He can play more positions and Gennett's spring has been horrible so far. The Brewers can't waste a roster spot on two players who can only play second base.