PHOENIX -- The Brewers submitted their Opening Day roster to Major League Baseball on Wednesday morning and claimed Minor League right-hander Josh Stinson from the Mets, in essence filling the club's 40-man roster.
Besides adding Stinson, who will start the year in the Double-A Huntsville bullpen, the Brewers formally selected the contracts of infielder Cesar Izturis and first baseman/outfielder Travis Ishikawa, the two non-roster invitees to Spring Training who made the club. Those moves put 39 players on the 40-man roster. The Brewers are holding the opening for right-handed pitching prospect Mark Rogers, who will be suspended the first eight games of Triple-A Nashville's season under a 50-game penalty levied last season.
Stinson, 24, made 14 relief appearances in his first Major League stint for the Mets last season. He was a 37th round Draft pick in 2006 and has bounced between the starting rotation and the bullpen during his Minor League career, posting a 4.20 ERA in 192 games.
As expected, the Brewers' 25-man roster looks like this:
John Axford, Tim Dillard, Marco Estrada, Yovani Gallardo, Zack Greinke, Kameron Loe, Shaun Marcum, Chris Narveson, Manny Parra, Francisco Rodriguez, Jose Veras and Randy Wolf.
George Kottaras and Jonathan Lucroy.
Mat Gamel, Alex Gonzalez, Ishikawa, Izturis, Aramis Ramirez and Rickie Weeks.
Norichika Aoki, Ryan Braun, Carlos Gomez, Corey Hart and Nyjer Morgan.
Aoki, Dillard, Estrada, Gamel and Lucroy are on a Major League Opening Day roster for the first time.