The Brewers made a couple of moves on the minor league front on Monday, promoting reliever Tristan Archer from Biloxi to Colorado Springs and activating Angel Ventura at Biloxi in advance of his start against Montgomery. In addition, the team announced that Michael Blazek, who had been designated for assignment previously, had cleared waivers and was outrighted to Colorado Springs.
Archer, 26, was a 21st round pick of the Brewers out of Tennessee Tech in 2013. He spent all of last season at Double-A where he made 49 appearances for the Shuckers with 48 of those coming out of the bullpen. He finished the season with a record of 4-4 and a WHIP of 1.13, earning a spot on the Southern League’s mid-season All-Star team.
Milwaukee assigned Archer to Biloxi once again to open the 2017 season and he made a pair of relief appearances for the Shuckers before receiving his first promotion to Triple-A, where he’ll join the Sky Sox for their series in Memphis.
The Brewers also announced a pair of signings over the weekend adding catcher Kevin Martir and Charlie Meyer on minor league deals and assigning them both to their extended spring training facility in Maryvale.