PENA, MEJIA SIGN NEW DEALS AS FREE AGENCY OPENS

The Brewers announced a pair of minor league re-signings on Tuesday as infielder/catcher Fidel Pena and catcher Natanael Mejia were both brought back on minor league deals for 2018.

Pena, 26, signed a free agent deal with the Brewers in 2016 after spending the previous seven seasons in the Arizona Diamondbacks farm system. He spent the 2017 season at Class-A Wisconsin, but he did not see action in a single game, instead serving as the first base coach for the Timber Rattlers.

Mejia, 25, also saw very limited playing time in 2017, appearing in just one game for Double-A Biloxi. Signed by the Brewers out of the Dominican Republic in 2010, Mejia spent three seasons in the Dominican Summer League before coming stateside in 2014. He spent 2014 in Helena, then went to Wisconsin for the next two seasons and has a .214 average with five home runs in 143 minor league games.

The team also made official the list of players who became free agents on Monday, including pitchers Nick Ramirez, Angel Ventura, Yhonathan Barrios and Tyler Cravy, outfielder Michael Reed and infielder Yadiel Rivera.

Here is the full list of minor league free agents:

Andrew Barbosa (LHP)
Yhonathan Barrios (RHP)
Parker Berberet (RHP)
Hiram Burgos (RHP)
Chris Colabello (1B)
Tyler Cravy (RHP)
Ivan De Jesus Jr. (UTL)
Rene Garcia (C)
Travis Hissong (RHP)
Dustin Houle (C)
Sean Nolin (LHP)
Nick Noonan (INF)
Gabriel Noriega (INF)
Nick Ramirez (LHP)
Matt Ramsey (RHP)
Michael Reed (OF)
Yadiel Rivera (INF)
Forrest Snow (RHP)
Angel Ventura (RHP)

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