The Brewers have bolstered their already strong bullpen by acquiring righty reliever Joakim Soria from the White Sox for lefty Kodi Medeiros and righty Wilber Perez.
Soria has a 2.56 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, and 49/10 K/BB ratio in 38.2 innings as the White Sox’ closer this season, saving 16 games in 19 attempts. He won’t close in Milwaukee, but he’ll be a nice setup guy from the right side, complementing Josh Hader who is a lefty.
Medeiros was the Brewers first round selection back in 2014 and currently pitches at Double-A Biloxi. Perez, 20, is was signed out of the Dominican Republic and currently pitches in the Dominican Summer League.
On Thursday, ESPN’s Jeff Passan reported that the Braves and shortstop Adeiny Hechavarría reunited on a one-year, $1 million contract.
Hechavarría, 30, began the season with the Mets but was released in mid-August and joined the Braves shortly thereafter. He enjoyed more success in Atlanta, albeit in a smaller sample size. In aggregate, Hechavarría hit .241/.299/.443 with nine home runs and 33 RBI over 221 trips to the plate. More importantly, he provided versatility with above-average defense.
The Braves are banking on Hechavarría doing more of the same in 2020 as a backup infielder. He will spell Ozzie Albies, Dansby Swanson, Johan Camargo, and Austin Riley as needed.