SUTER SENT TO MINORS, HEINEMAN ACQUIRED FROM ASTROS

The Brewers made a couple of more transactions on Sunday, optioning left-handed pitcher Brent Suter to the minor leagues earlier in the day, then announcing the acquisition of catcher Tyler Heineman from the Houston Astros in exchange for a player to be named later or cash.

Suter, 27, made his big league debut with the Brewers last August and went on to make 14 appearances, including a pair of starts. He saw action in eight games for Milwaukee this spring, going 1-0 with a WHIP of 1.33 and an ERA of 4.00.

Heineman, 25, is a switch-hitting catcher out of UCLA who was drafted by Houston in the eighth round in 2012. He reached Triple-A Fresno in 2015 and spent all of last season there as well, batting .259 with three home runs in 73 games. His acquisition gives the Brewers additional catching depth at the higher levels of their farm system after several spring injuries have thinned their ranks.