With the deadline just minutes away from the non-waiver trade deadline, Brewers general manager David Stearns pulled the trigger on a deal. Adding another infielder with second baseman Jonathan Schoop coming over from the Orioles.
So far this season Schoop had 17 home runs, and 61 runs batted in with the Orioles. Currently Schoop is on a 12 game hit streak as he makes the switch to the Naitonal League with the Brewers. The six year veteran is also under contract through the 2019 season.
“We are excited to add another talented infielder to our position player group. Jonathan has proven to be one of the most dynamic infielders in the game and we are happy to have him,” said David Stearns in a team press release.
In exchange for Schoop, the Brewers are sending second baseman Jonathan Villar to Baltimore. Along with a pair of minor league prospects in RHP Luis Oritz and Jean Carmona.