The Brewers bullpen picture became a little bit clearer on Monday afternoon when the team announced that left-handed pitcher Franklin Morales, who had been competing for a job after being signed earlier this spring, had been granted his unconditional release.
Morales, 30, spent last season with the Kansas City Royals, going 4-2 with a 3.18 earned run average in 67 relief appearances for the eventual World Champions. He was signed by Milwaukee this spring to a deal that included an invite to big league camp and appeared in four Cactus League games without allowing a run, striking out three and walking a pair.
Veteran lefty Chris Capuano, who had been in competition with Morales for one of those final bullpen spots, was informed that he will be a part of the Brewers 25-man Opening Day roster after seven strong spring outings. The move leaves the Brewers with one likely move to make in the bullpen yet for a roster spot with Tyler Cravy and Ariel Pena thought to be the two players battling for that last spot.