The San Diego Padres and Milwaukee Brewers swung a bit of a prospect challenge trade the day before Thanksgiving, with San Diego sending middle infielder Luis Urias to Milwaukee for outfielder Trent Grisham in a deal that also saw the teams swap starting pitchers, with Eric Lauer going to the Brewers and Zach Davies going to San Diego.

We bring sports news that matters to your inbox, to help you stay informed and get a winning edge. Urias's … The Brewers’ next big decisions come Monday, when they must either tender contracts to their long list of arbitration-eligible players and go through the process of determining those players’ salaries for next season, or non-tender players and cut them loose into free agency. Grisham logged a .738 OPS in 51 games for the Brewers during the second half and helped the team overcome a devastating season-ending injury to National League MVP candidate Christian Yelich. Urías, 22, was part of that group when the year began. These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. Second base is occupied in Milwaukee by hitting star Keston Hiura, but third base is a question mark, with arbitration-eligible Travis Shaw in a situation similar to Arcia’s as Monday’s tender deadline approaches. When he learned about the trade Wednesday morning, Lauer was about to leave for a Hawaiian vacation.

Now here we are. Could points per game end up impacting playoffs? Lauer, 24, was 8-10 with a 4.45 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 138 strikeouts in 149 2/3 innings last season in 30 outings, 29 of which were starts.

In 2018, he made only five starts in the minor leagues with a 2.22 ERA in Triple-A, then getting called up to the big leagues just in his second full season as a pro. “This is a trade designed to get multiple players that we’re very excited about. As for where Urías will play, Stearns said, “The good news is we have plenty of time to work through that. Until today, I fully expected him to be a big part of this organization going forward. Keston Hiura figures to be the Brewers' everyday second baseman. The long-term, big-money deals with Eric Hosmer and Manny Machado were signs the Padres’ rebuild wouldn’t rely solely on prospects. “This is a trade designed to get multiple players that we’re very excited about. We’ll continue to have those conversations.”.

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He runs with a four-pitch mix with a fastball, slider, curveball, and changeup. That’s the same grade Keston Hiura had on his profile. For us to ultimately do what we want to do, and be the type of team we want to be, production from that position has to improve. There’s a lot to be excited about with both Lauer and Urias. “Sometimes there are deals because of salary issues. Trent is a good Major League player. For the most part, Lauer keeps the ball on the ground, but his early struggles aren’t exactly thrilling to see. As things stand, he figures to be in the Brewers' rotation as their lone southpaw. I really like this trade for the Brewers, with there being the potential to love it.

By using our site, you consent to our use of cookies. The Padres also reportedly signed lefty Drew Pomeranz, who was lights out as a reliever for the Brewers down the stretch this year, on a free-agent contract. In this case, it's just a good baseball trade that fits for both clubs.”. While he struggled in his initial stints in San Diego, Urias could see his offensive numbers tick up with a move to a more hitter-friendly stadium like Miller Park. Your favorite teams, topics, and players all on your favorite mobile devices. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. They do not store directly personal information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device.