Brewers, Diamondbacks make trade
Jul 3, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks right fielder Gerardo Parra (8) is greeted in the dugout after scoring a run against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the ninth inning at PNC Park. The Diamondbacks won 10-2. Image by Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
The Milwaukee Brewers and Arizona Diamondbacks have made a trade to get a left-handed batter and gold glove outfielder to the Brew City in exchange for two minor leaguers.
According to ESPN's Jerry Krasnick, the first bit of the trade detail came with who was leaving Milwaukee for Arizona:
Not a relief pitcher, but a left-handed batting outfielder, according to Phoenix sports radio station 98.7 FM.
Parra traded to Milwaukee— John Gambadoro (@Gambo987) July 31, 2014
Gerardo Parra is hitting .305 with six homers and 30 RBI this year.
The Brewers made official the final part of the trade.
The #Brewers have acquired OF Gerardo Parra from Arizona in exchange for OF Mitch Haniger and LHP Anthony Banda.— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) July 31, 2014
"The addition of Parra gives us a veteran player who helps to balance our lineup and also brings Gold Glove defense." - GM Doug Melvin— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) July 31, 2014
#Brewers will have one more year of control of OF Gerardo Parra. He can be a free agent after the 2015 season.— Tom (@Haudricourt) July 31, 2014
Haniger was batting .255 with 10 home runs and 34 RBI at AA Huntsville, while Banda was 6-6 with a 3.66 ERA for Class A Wisconsin.
They had to clear room for Parra, so Milwaukee's Logan Schafer goes down to Nashville while a pitcher goes on the disabled list.
Another LH hitter and slick defender, Logan Schafer, optioned to Triple-A Nashville to make room for Parra. Tough year for Schafer.— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) July 31, 2014
#Brewers move RHP Tyler Thornburg to 60-day DL to make room on 40-man roster for OF Gerardo Parra.— Tom (@Haudricourt) July 31, 2014