Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Morlan won't stick with Brewers

Former Biscuits pitcher Eduardo Morlan, taken by the Brewers in December's Rule 5 draft, won't be on Milwaukee's Opening Day roster and could be headed back to the Rays.

The Brewers have designated Morlan for assignment, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Morlan has to pass through waivers before the Rays can reclaim him. Any team can claim him off waivers, but Morlan would have to stay on that team's major-league roster for the entire season.

If nobody claims him and he returns to the Rays, he can be sent to the minors. The Rays and Brewers could also work out a trade that would allow Morlan to stay with Milwaukee and go to the minors. (Last year, the Pirates and Rays did that, and Evan Meek stayed with the Bucs.)

The Journal-Sentinel reports the Brewers have already offered Morlan to the Rays, so he likely has already cleared waivers.

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