If and when the 2020 major league and Triple-A seasons get underway, here is a look at who might be playing for the San Antonio Missions:
These Milwaukee Brewers transactions from March list players the big club sent to San Antonio:
Brewers optioned 3B Ryon Healy to Missions.
Brewers optioned 2B Mark Mathias to Missions.
Brewers optioned SS Ronny Rodriguez to Missions.
Brewers optioned C David Freitas to Missions.
Brewers optioned CF Corey Ray to Missions.
Brewers optioned RHP Trey Supak to Missions.
The following players have minor-league contracts with the Brewers and were invited to spring training with the big club. They could end up in San Antonio and include six of last season’s Missions:
LHP Clayton Andrews
RHP Zack Brown
3B Andres Blanco
3B Lucas Erceg
C Payton Henry
RHP Thomas Jankins
RHP Mike Morin
C Mario Feliciano
RHP Drew Rasmussen
RHP Miguel Sanchez
LHP Ethan Small
RHP Aaron Wilkerson
1B Logan Morrison
C Tuffy Gosewisch
Other 2019 Missions who were in the Brewers’ minor league spring training were:
P Bubba Derby
C Skyler Ewing
Outfielder Tyrone Taylor had his 2019 season with the injured slowed by injuries. He is on the Brewers’ 40-man roster by wasn’t playing in spring training while he recovered from surgery.
Update on Friday, Feb. 27, 2020:
The Milwaukee Brewers optioned the following players to the San Antonio Missions:
C Jacob Nottingham
LHP Angel Perdomo
RHP Bobby Wahl
RHP Eric Yardley
One in a series of brief looks at players with ties to the San Antonio Missions as we get ready for the 2020 baseball season.
Zack Brown led the 2019 San Antonio Missions in games started on the mound.
The 6-foot-1 right-hander pitched in 25 games – 23 of them starts. He had mixed results and some tough nights and finished the season with a 3-7 record and 5.79 EAR.
Brown was second on the team in innings pitched with 116 2/3 and recorded 98 strikeouts and 64 walks.
Brown dominated in Double-A in 2018. He had a 9-1 record and 2.44 ERA in 22 games at Biloxi. He pitched 125 2/3 innings with 116 strikeouts and 36 walks.
The 25-year-old is currently with the big league Milwaukee Brewers in spring training. He was a fifth-round draft pick of the Brewers in 2016 out of Kentucky.
Brown has pitched 4.0 innings in three Cactus League games so far this spring and has a 6.75 ERA. He pitched two scoreless innings against the San Diego Padres on Tuesday and struck out four batters with no hits.
MLB.com’s Adam McCalvy on Twitter reported the following quote from Brewers manager Craig Counsell on Brown after Tuesday’s game:
“It’s a name we don’t talk about a lot, but a name who can help us this year,” Counsell said. “One of those we’re maybe not counting on on Opening Day, but one of those guys who can impact us during the season.”
The San Antonio Missions won their fifth straight and 10th of the last 14 games with Monday’s 8-4 victory over the Reno Aces at Wolff Stadium.
Mauricio Dubon had three hits including his 10th home run of the season.
Missions starting pitcher Zack Brown (2-4) got the win and also hit an RBI double and walked. Brown pitched five innings and allowed four earned runs. He gave up six hits, struck out five and walked three.
In addition to his home run, Dubon had a single and a double. It was his fifth straight game with multiple hits. During that stretch he has raised his batting average from .290 to .312.
The Missions took control of the game with three runs in the second inning and four runs in the third.
All the Missions’ damage in the second inning came with two outs. Lucas Erceg started the rally with his seventh double of the season. Brown doubled down the first base line to score Erceg. Dubon’s homer with Brown on gave the Missions a 4-1 lead.
The Missions’ half of the third inning included a sacrifice fly by Erceg and a two-RBI single by Dubon. Dubon had four RBIs in the game and now has 36 for the season.
Zack Brown will go for his first win of the season tonight. He is the scheduled starting pitcher in the San Antonio Missions’ road game against the Memphis Redbirds (6:35 p.m. Central).
Tonight’s game game will be Brown’s third start of the season, all in Triple-A. He didn’t get a decision in either of his first two starts. He has a 3.00 ERA with 10 strikeouts and three walks in 12.0 innings pitched.
Last year Brown went 9-1 in Double-A Biloxi in 22 games, 21 starts.
The San Antonio Missions, playing as the Flying Chanclas de San Antonio, fell to the Memphis Redbirds 6-3 Thursday at Wolff Stadium.
The Missions won the previous two games in the series with ninth-inning rallies.
The Missions briefly led after scoring three runs in the bottom of the second inning to take a 3-2 lead. Nate Orf had an RBI double, Cory Spangenberg had an RBI single and Jacob Nottingham had an RBI double.
The Redbirds tied it 3-3 with a run in the top of the third and took the lead with three runs in the top of the seventh.