PHOENIX The Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday trimmed five players from their Cactus League roster, returned three players to minor league camp and optioned a pair to Class AA Huntsville.
Left-handed pitcher Jed Bradley, catcher Anderson De La Rosa and right-handed pitcher Taylor Jungmann, all non-roster invitees, are headed across Maryvale Baseball Park lot to rejoin their minor league colleagues.
Jungmann, one of the Brewers' two first-round draft choices last June, appeared in two games and allowed five runs (four earned) on four hits (13.50 ERA), with three walks and a hit batter in 2.2 innings.
Bradley, the other first-rounder, also made two appearances, allowing two runs on three hits with a walk while going 1-for-2 from the plate in four games.
Outfielder Brock Kjeldgaard and right-hander Cody Scarpetta will open the season with Huntsville. Kjeldgaard went hitless in 15 at-bats with a walk and nine strikeouts. Scarpetta threw three scoreless signings, allowing three hits...