Apr 22, 2012; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Mat Gamel (24) drives in a run with a double in the fourth inning against Colorado Rockies catcher Ramon Hernandez (55) at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Milwaukee Brewers announce a handful of roster moves early on

The Milwaukee Brewers and a couple of their players didn’t waste any time on making a decision regarding their futures.

Today on Twitter, the Milwaukee Brewers announced that Blake Lalli and Chris Narveson have decided to file for free agency.

While those two players made their decisions, the Brewers also announced that they have placed first baseman Mat Gamel and third baseman Taylor Green on waivers.

Blake Lalli, who is only one year into his major league career was designated for assignment by the Brewers around two weeks ago. The 30 year old first baseman didn’t do much for the ball club as he only picked up three hits in just 24 at bats and drove in only four runs. His batting line sits at a an even .125 across the board.

Relief pitcher Chris Narveson only appeared in two games this season for the Brewers and only pitched two full innings. He only gave up one hit and walked just one batter. He carries a blank ERA into free agency. May not be a hot topic when it comes to teams looking for relief, but will more than likely get another shot with a major league club.

Gamel was pretty much a no brainer when it came to Milwaukee’s decision. He re-tore his ACL for the second straight year and missed the entire season. After playing in just a total of 31 games in two seasons, he’s only had one home run and six RBI’s with 15 strike outs. His career batting line is .229/.303/.672 in five years.

Gamel’s recent knee problems could raise a red flag for teams who may show some interest in bringing him in.

First baseman Taylor Green played through 58 games this season and seen 103 at bats. He managed to hit three home runs and 14 RBI’s with the fourth place Brewers with a batting line of .184/.265/.605. Could get signed to a minor league contract.


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