"A lot of guys are in the same spot in their career -- they're looking to kind of take that next step and see where that takes them," manager Craig Counsell said.
For the second straight year, the Brewers made a last-minute addition to the bullpen. It was Carlos Torres last season and this time it was Jared Hughes, the former Pittsburgh Pirates sinkerballer who was released last week.
With Hughes in the fold, the Opening Day roster looks like this:
Chase Anderson, Barnes, Davies, Neftali Feliz, Guerra, Hughes, Taylor Jungmann, Knebel, Mariñez, Tommy Milone, Jimmy Nelson, Wily Peralta, Torres
Aguilar, Arcia, Hernan Perez, Travis Shaw, Eric Thames, Jonathan Villar
Ryan Braun, Keon Broxton, Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Domingo Santana
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