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Milwaukee Brewers set Opening Day roster

16 pitchers on the 30-man squad
Posted at 6:31 PM, Jul 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-23 19:31:32-04

MILWAUKEE — The established stars (Yelich, Cain, Braun, and Hader), the young talents (Hiura, Burnes, Peralta), and a mix of some bullpen arms returning from injury (Knebel, Wahl) headline this year's edition of the Milwaukee Brewers.

The club announced their 30-man roster that will begin what figures to be a wild and unpredictable 60-game Major League Baseball season.

The Brewers open the season Friday in Chicago to face the Cubs at 6:10 p.m. The home opener is Friday, July 31st vs. the St. Louis Cardinals.

They will open the season with 16 pitchers, including a few notable stories.

Former closer Corey Knebel returns to the big leagues after missing all of the 2019 season after undergoing elbow surgery.

Bobby Wahl, who also missed all of 2019 with a knee injury, is available to make his first Brewers appearance.

And for a little local flavor, J.P. Feyereisen is set to make his big-league debut. Feyereisen pitched at UW-Stevens Point and hails from River Falls.

In addition to Wahl and Feyereisen, four other players made an Opening Day roster for the first time: Keston Hiura, Eric Yardley, Devin Williams, and Adrian Houser.

Here is the complete roster:

Catchers: Manny Piña, Omar Narváez.

Infielders: SS Orlando Arcia, 3B Jedd Gyorko, 2B Keston Hiura, INF Brock Holt, 1B Logan Morrison, 2B Justin Smoak, 3B Eric Sogard.

Outfielders: OF Ryan Braun, CF Lorenzo Cain, RF Avisaíl García, OF Ben Gamel, LF Christian Yelich.

Pitchers: RH Corbin Burnes, RH Adrian Houser, RH Josh Lindblom, RH Freddy Peralta, RH Brandon Woodruff, LH Alex Claudio, RH Justin Grimm, RH J.P. Feyereisen, LH Josh Hader, RH Corey Knebel, RH Mike Morin, RH David Phelps, LH Brent Suter, RH Bobby Wahl, RH Devin Williams, RH Eric Yardley.

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