By: Seth Williams | Miller Park Prospects
The Milwaukee Brewers announced via their Player Development Twitter account on Sunday that outfielder Brandon Diaz had been released, with catcher Charlie Meyer taking his place on the Carolina Mudcats roster.
Diaz, 22, was an eighth-round pick of the Brewers in 2014 out of American Heritage School in Florida. In his first pro season, Diaz hit .286 with three home runs and 21 stolen bases in 45 Arizona League games, but that would be his best of five seasons in Milwaukee’s farm system.
After splitting last season between Low-A Wisconsin and Advanced-A Brevard County, and hitting just .169, Diaz appeared in only eight games this season with Advanced-A Carolina, batting .185 with one home run and four runs batted in.
Meyer, 24, is a local product from Janesville, Wisconsin, who attended college at UW-Stout before signing a minor league deal with the Brewers this past spring. He appeared in six games for Helena prior to his promotion, collecting one hit in six at-bats.