Baseball America today posted a list of every Minor League free agent, including 17 in the Brewers organization. The list doesn’t include a couple of players who could have been free agents had they not already re-signed for 2011, including right-handers Mark DiFelice, Tim Dillard, Robert Hinton and infielder Chris Nowak. The team also re-acquired catcher Mike Rivera, who bounced around with three teams in 2010.
Here’s the list from BA. As usual, there’s a lot of room for movement at the Triple-A level:
RHP: Jeff Bennett (AAA), Ruben Flores (Hi A), Nick Green (AA), Jim Henderson (AA), David Johnson (AAA), Marty McLeary (AAA), Eddie Morlan (AA)
LHP: Chuck Lofgren (AAA), Sam Narron (AAA), Chris Waters (AAA)
C: Ben Johnson (AAA), Angel Salome (Hi A)
1B: Joe Koshansky (AAA)
2B: Johnny Raburn (AAA)
SS: Ray Olmedo (AAA)
OF: Drew T. Anderson (AA), Norris Hopper (AAA)
Salome is a notable name. He probably should have played in the Major Leagues this season, but instead he dealt with personal issues early in the year that prompted him to leave the Triple-A club and then request a position change to the outfield. I would be absolutely shocked if he’s back with the Brewers in 2011.