More non-roster invites: Butler, Arlis
We passed along word yesterday that lefty Dan Meadows had been invited to Major League Spring Training camp, and on Saturday morning the Brewers announced two more: Right-hander and former 40-man roster member Josh Butler, plus catcher Patrick Arlis. Butler made three Brewers appearances in September 2009 (see evidence above) but has been dogged by injuries in the years since. He had a 5.15 ERA in 28 starts for Triple-A Nashville last season and walked 76 batters versus 96 strikeouts.
The Brewers’ list of nonroster invitees has grown to 13, including four catchers in addition to the three on the 40-man roster. That’s common for Spring Training, when teams need a slew of catchers to handle all of those pitchers in early-camp bullpen sessions.
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