The Brewers announced on Tuesday that the club acquired catcher Jett Bandy from the Angels in exchange for catcher Martin Maldonado and minor league pitcher Drew Gagnon.
Maldonado, 30, has a career .217/.299/.342 triple-slash line in 1,094 plate appearances across parts of six seasons in the big leagues. He was originally selected by the Angels in the 27th round of the 2004 draft.
Bandy, 26, hit .234/.281/.392 in 231 PA last season after a brief cup of coffee in 2015.
Gagnon, 26, spent most of last season with Triple-A Colorado Springs. Over four starts and 27 relief appearances, the right-hander posted a 5.56 ERA with a 48/21 K/BB ratio in 55 innings.
KTAR News is reporting that Diamondbacks outfielder Yasmany Tomas was arrested on Thursday morning for driving faster than 100 MPH, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety. He was charged with reckless driving and criminal speeding.
The maximum sentence for a criminal speeding charge is up to 30 days in jail and a fine up to $500. It is considered a Class 3 misdemeanor. Tomas may also have his license suspended.
A Diamondbacks spokesperson said, “We are very disappointed to learn of this news. We are still gathering facts, and will refrain from further comment at this time as this is a pending legal matter.”
Tomas, 27, signed a six-year, $68.5 million contract with the Diamondbacks in December 2014 as an amateur free agent out of Cuba. He has mostly disappointed, owning a .769 OPS while playing subpar defense in the outfield as well as at third base, where the club briefly tried him. He battled a groin injury for most of the past season and ultimately underwent core muscle surgery in August.