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Brewers Acquire Brad Miler From Rays For Ji-Man Choi

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The Milwaukee Brewers have acquired infielder Brad Miller and cash from the Tampa Bay Rays for first baseman/outfielder Ji-Man Cho on Sunday.

Miller was hitting .256 with five home runs and 21 RBIs in 48 games for the Rays this season, while Choi is hitting .233 with 2 homers and 5 RBIs in 12 games for Milwaukee.

Per the terms of the deal, Tampa Bay will send Milwaukee $2,209,677 which will offset all but $500,000 of the $2,709,677 remaining in Miller’s $4.5 million salary this year.

“At this point we thought that the positional versatility and the infield experience that Miller brings would be helpful,” Brewers general manager David Stearns said, according to the Journal Sentinel. “He will head to Triple A, and when we have a need, I’m sure he will be ready to contribute.”

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Yankees Interested in Zack Wheeler

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It appears that the New York Yankees aren’t done addressing their rotation following their trade with the Toronto Blue Jays for J.A. Happ, who turned in a brilliant debut performance in their win over the Kansas City Royals on Sunday.

According to Fancred’s Jon Heyman, the Yankees are among a few teams that are interested in New York Mets starter Zack Wheeler.

Among the Yankees, the Atlanta Braves, Philadelphia Phillies, and Milwaukee Brewers are also reportedly interested.

Wheeler’s name has been popping up after he has posted a 3.20 ERA over his past 11 starts.

While his 4.11 ERA for the season still looks shaky, he has shown solid improvement during his recent hot streak.

 

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Chicago White Sox

Brewers Acquire Joakim Soria From White Sox

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The Milwaukee Brewers have acquired closer Joakim Soria from the Chicago White Sox on Thursday in exchange for two minor-league pitchers, the team officially announced.

Along with Soria, the Brewers also receive cash considerations as part of the deal.

Chicago lands left-hander Kodi Medeiros, 22, and right-hander Wilber Perez, 20 in return.

Soria is due around $3 million the rest of the year and has a $1 million buyout on a $10 million mutual option in 2019.

 

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Orioles Have Deal in Place for Manny Machado

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The Baltimore Orioles have a deal in place involving shortstop Manny Machado and are working through the specifics, according to ESPN’s Buster Olney.

While the team has not been identified, both the Los Angeles Dodgers and Philadelphia Phillies have been diligent, while the Milwaukee Brewers, New York Yankees, and Arizona Diamondbacks have also been linked to a trade for Machado.

Philadelphia was the “most likely destination” for Machado because of the Phillies’ willingness to include pitching prospect Adonis Medina, according to MLB.com on Monday.

Machado addressed the media Monday and discussed the trade rumors.

“The only thing I’ve ever known has been the Orioles organization,” he said. “They drafted me, I came up with them, played with them. So I don’t know anything different.”

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