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With Acquisition Of Christian Yelich, Brewers Have Outfield Logjam

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It’s been a busy week for the Milwaukee Brewers.

Not only did they sign free agent outfielder Lorenzo Cain to a five-year, $80 million deal, they also acquired outfielder Christian Yelich in a trade with the Miami Marlins.

News of both transactions broke on Thursday; Cain’s signing became official on Friday after passing a physical exam.

To acquire Yelich, Milwaukee sent four prospects to Miami, including #1 rated Lewis Brinson (#13 in MLB) and #4 rated Monte Harrison:

The acquisitions of Cain and Yelich create a big logjam for the Brewers as far as their outfield goes; Ryan Braun, Keon Broxton, Hernan Perez, Brett Phillips, and Domingo Santana are also currently part of the mix.

Due to this logjam, Milwaukee will surely look to complete some trades prior to Opening Day.

Yelich, 26, is owed $44.5 million over the next four years of his current contract, according to MLB.com’s Adam McCalvy.

In five career seasons with the Marlins (since 2013), Yelich is a .290/.369/.432 hitter. This past year, he hit .282 with 18 homers, 81 RBIs and a career-high 100 runs; this followed a 2016 that saw him set career-highs with 21 homers and 98 RBIs.

Though he’s yet to make an All-Star team, Yelich is going to be a star in the league for years to come, as he has a Gold Glove (2014) and Silver Slugger (2016) under his belt, as well as his increased offensive production the last two years.

Yelich was a center fielder for all of 2017 (no other position) after primarily being a left fielder for the first four years of his career.

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Phillies Acquire Justin Bour

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The Philadelphia Phillies have acquired first baseman Justin Bour, along with cash considerations, from the Miami Marlins in exchange for left handed pitching prospect McKenzie Mills, according to Fancred’s Jon Heyman.

The Marlins will cover roughly half of Bour’s remaining salary for the season, according to ESPN.com’s Jerry Crasnick.

 

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Diamondbacks Bring Back Brad Ziegler Via Trade

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The Arizona Diamondbacks have brought back reliever Brad Ziegler after completing a trade with the Miami Marlins, according to The Athletic.

Ziegler, 38, spent 2011 to 2016 with Arizona.

Currently, Ziegler is 1-5 with a 3.98 ERA and 10 saves this season with Miami.

 

 

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Marlins To Designate JB Shuck, Activate Garrett Cooper

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The Miami Marlins are designating veteran outfielder JB Schuck for assignment, according to Sirius XM’s Craig Mish.

In a corresponding move, Miami will activate Garrett Cooper from the disabled list, who makes his return after suffering a fractured wrist on a hit-by-pitch early this season.

Shuck, 31, has struggled mightily, posting a battling line of .192/.255/.231.

Cooper, 27, was picked up from the New York Yankees over the winter.

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