Brewers make first round of camp cuts

Brewers make first round of camp cuts

Brewers make first round of camp cuts
PHOENIX -- The Brewers made their first cuts of the spring on Thursday, sending three players down to Minor League camp and optioning two to Double-A Huntsville.

Pitchers Jed Bradley and Taylor Jungmann -- first-round picks in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft -- have been sent to Minor League camp, along with catcher Anderson De La Rosa. Outfielder Brock Kjeldgaard and right-hander Cody Scarpetta were optioned to Huntsville.

Jungmann -- a 2011 Golden Spikes finalist out of the University of Texas -- had a 13.50 ERA in two appearances (2 2/3 innings), while Bradley also saw just two complete innings of work (9.00 ERA).

"We just didn't have the innings to try to get them," manager Ron Roenicke said. "They need to get ready."

In Kjeldgaard's first big league camp, he went 0-for-15 with nine strikeouts.

"He's a big guy that relies on good timing," Roenicke said. "When he got hot last year, he really got hot. He did OK. He worked hard, he's a good athlete and hasn't really had the opportunity to show where he's gonna be. In a couple years, it'll be a lot more interesting to see where he is."

Scarpetta, a right-handed starter, threw just one shutout inning.

"He's a starter, so how that plays in the bullpen would have been a long shot -- just because he hasn't been in the bullpen," Roenicke said.