Vincent Rottino, my good friend John Links' old college roomate at LAX, has been taken off the 40 man roster. This was announced hours before catchers and pitchers report for duty. I am starting to think that Rottino just doesn't have a future with the Brewers. Just too many catchers on the team and he isn't the best outfielder.
I think we all knew this was coming with the addition of Braden Looper, who's deal was just finalized this evening. He passed the physical! Which isn't a shoe-in as we all saw with Sheets.
Milwaukee signed Braden for a 4.5MM, 1 year deal with a mutual option for 2010. On top of that, Looper can earn an additional 750k bonus if he performs well (starts made).
Newly acquired Nick Green (off waivers from the Halo's) was also put on the 40 man roster, replacing Luis Pena.
Here we go! Tomorrow is the first day of camp!