The Brewers announced on Thursday evening that the club sent 3B/2B Aaron Hill to the Red Sox in exchange for minor league pitcher Aaron Wilkerson and second baseman Wendell Rijo.
Hill, 34, is having a quality season after two subpar years in 2014 and ’15. He’s batting .283/.359/.421 with eight home runs and 29 RBI in 292 plate appearances, getting a majority of his playing time against left-handed pitching.
Wilkerson, 27, has split the year between Double-A Portland and Triple-A Pawtucket, compiling an aggregate 2.14 ERA with a 102/25 K/BB ratio in 92 1/3 innings spanning 16 starts and one relief appearance.
Rijo, 20, has spent most of the year with Portland, batting a paltry .186/.245/.266 in 194 plate appearances.
ESPN announced the contestants of the 2016 Home Run Derby to be held on Monday at Petco Park in San Diego. Here they are by seed:
1 – Mark Trumbo, Baltimore Orioles
2 – Todd Frazier, Chicago White Sox
3 – Adam Duvall, Cincinnati Reds
4 – Robinson Cano, Seattle Mariners
5 – Giancarlo Stanton, Miami Marlins
6 – Wil Myers, San Diego Padres
7 – Carlos Gonzalez, Colorado Rockies
8 – Corey Seager, Los Angeles Dodgers
They’ll face off one-versus-one in a bracket-style competition. That means Trumbo goes up against Seager, Frazier faces Gonzalez, Duvall does battle with Myers, and Cano will try to take down Stanton.
Here’s the bracket graphic, from MLB:
With its latest update, Major League Baseball notes that Pirates outfielder Starling Marte is the leading vote-getter for the Final Vote in the National League, and Blue Jays outfielder Michael Saunders leads the way for the American League. The winner for each respective league will be added to the All-Star roster for Tuesday’s midsummer classic at Petco Park in San Diego.
Brandon Belt is in second place in NL voting behind Marte, followed by Trevor Story, Jake Lamb, and Ryan Braun.
George Springer is in second place in AL voting, followed by Dustin Pedroia, Ian Kinsler, and Evan Longoria.
Voting ends at 4 PM EDT on Friday. Fans can click here to submit their votes.