Jeremy Reed Clears Waivers

WEDNESDAY: Reed cleared waivers and has accepted a Triple-A assignment, tweets Haudricourt.

MONDAY: The Brewers designated outfielder Jeremy Reed for assignment, the team announced today.  Catcher Jonathan Lucroy was reinstated from the DL in a corresponding move, and the team's 40-man roster stands at 39. 

Reed, a former top prospect, turns 30 in June.  He made the Opening Day roster as a pinch-hitter after a strong spring, but was hitless in seven regular season plate appearances.  Talking to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Brewers GM Doug Melvin explained the choice to cut Reed and go with three catchers for the time being.  The GM also noted that Reed has until Wednesday to tell the team whether he'll declare free agency.

The Brewers will have a tough decision to make when Corey Hart returns from the DL, as catchers George Kottaras and Wil Nieves are out of options and Haudricourt says one of them could be on the bubble.