Salome, Bourgeois join cut list
The Brewers made two more roster moves at lunchtime today, optioning catcher Angel Salome to Triple-A Nashville and returning nonroster infielder/outfielder Jason Bourgeois to Minor League camp. The moves came a few hours after the Brewers optioned third baseman Mat Gamel and outrighted pitcher Wes Littleton to Nashville and released outfielder Trot Nixon
I’m guessing the two most recent moves were delayed because manager Ken Macha did not have time to meet with the players individually before the morning workout.
Salome got only 11 at-bats in Cactus League games (3-for-11, .273) and has been limited to defensive duties of late by a lower back injury. He missed a huge opportunity to impress new manager Ken Macha, but he’s still the team’s top catching prospect and will have a great shot at a call-up if the Brewers suffer an injury in the catching ranks.
Bourgeois was also limited, spending the first few weeks of Cactus League games in Minor League camp rehabbing from a broken thumb. After he returned, he also went 3-for-11 in seven games. Bourgeois will play second base and the outfield in Nashville.