SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The Brewers returned Hunter Morris to Minor League camp on Wednesday, deciding he could benefit from some Triple-A seasoning before making the jump to the Majors.
Outfielder Kentrail Davis and catcher Adam Weisenburger also were returned to the Minors, and second baseman Scooter Gennett, outfielder Josh Prince and right-hander Jesus Sanchez were optioned to Triple-A Nashville.
Morris, Milwaukee's reigning Minor League Player of the Year after a huge season at Double-A Huntsville, had been considered earlier in camp to fill in at first base while Corey Hart works his way back from knee surgery. He was 3-for-25 (.120) with a solo home run in Cactus League play.
"When you look at a guy coming from Double-A, if he just goes off in the spring you may think, 'You know something? Maybe he can handle the atmosphere and all that,'" manager Ron Roenicke said. "He was definitely a name that we thought of, but it's not like I was thinking he was going to be our guy. Things like that do happen, but he needs to go to Triple-A and continue to improve on his defense, and then have another big year offensively."
Alex Gonzalez, Taylor Green, Bobby Crosby and Sean Halton will continue sharing time at first base this month.
Minor League Spring Training games begin this weekend.
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