"Yun-E6" Betancourt, has been a topic of particular concern. Beyond the versatile Craig Counsell, still an upgrade at short from Betancourt, the team has little in the form of defensive strength. For these reasons the Brewers should give one of their final roster spots to Luis Cruz.
Cruz has been recognized for sometime as an above-average defender at shortstop. If needed he can also fill in at any of the infield positions, likely representing a defensive upgrade. The Brewers need someone on their roster who can serve as a late-inning defensive replacement for Yun-E6. Cruz fills that role and might even help motivate Betancourt due to the danger of losing his job as the starting shortstop.
Sure, Cruz has little big league experience (56 total games in three seasons between the Brewers and Pirates). True, he hasn't shown much skill with the bat in those 56 games (.221/.275/.260). Still, a defensively skilled shortstop holds a higher importance than an offensively skilled shortstop, particularly on a team rich with quality bats, below-average defenders, and above-average starting pitchers.
As little as Spring Training stats actually matter, he's been decent at the plate (.303/.324/.485). The Brewers need his defense and might even get more offensive production than expected. He deserves a shot on the team.