The Brewers announced the release of six minor league players on Saturday afternoon, including pitchers Stephen Peterson, David Lucroy, Santos Saldivar and Clint Terry, infielder Chris McFarland and outfielder Malik Collymore.
Peterson, 29, signed with the Brewers in 2011 and spent the past six seasons in Milwaukee’s farm system, reaching Triple-A Colorado Springs last season. In 201 career relief appearances, he went 35-16 with a 3.16 earned run average while recording nine saves.
Lucroy, 24, is the younger brother of former Brewers All-Star catcher Jonathan Lucroy and was a 20th round pick in 2015. He saw time with both Wisconsin and Brevard County in 2016, making 33 appearances, including a pair of starts, and posted a 4.88 ERA in 62.2 innings of work.
Saldivar, 23, signed with Milwaukee as a free agent last May and went on to appear in 19 Pioneer League games with Helena. He went 0-1 with a 5.73 earned run average, striking out a batter per inning in 22 innings of work.
Terry, 24, was an 18th round pick in 2013 out of Lee University. After reaching High-A Brevard County in 2015, Terry wound up missing much of the second half of the season with an elbow strain. He returned to Brevard last season and saw action in 28 games, going 1-3 with a 2.56 ERA and a pair of saves.
McFarland, 24, was drafted in the 19th round in 2011 and reached Double-A Biloxi last season. An Organizational All-Star in 2014 and 2015 for the Brewers and a Florida State League All-Star in 2015 as well, McFarland’s playing time was limited last season, leading to his request for his release, which the Brewers finally granted.
Collymore, 21, was acquired from St. Louis in a 2015 trade that sent pitcher Jonathan Broxton to the Cardinals. He excelled after joining Helena, prompting Milwaukee to skip him past Wisconsin, sending him to Brevard County in 2016. He struggled there, hitting just .167 in 59 games for the Manatees and ultimately fell victim to a numbers game in Milwaukee’s crowded outfield.