Brewers to trade Gerardo Parra to Orioles
The Brewers continue to be busy in the hours leading up to this year's MLB trade deadline. Brew Crew will send outfielder Gerardo Parra to the Baltimore Orioles for minor league pitcher Zach Davies.
Davies will be assigned to Triple-A Colorado Springs. Right handed pitcher Tyler Thornburg has been recalled from Colorado Springs.
Davies, 22, entered the 2015 season as the sixth-best prospect in the Orioles organization according to Baseball America. He was selected by Baltimore in the 26th round of the 2011 First-Year Player Draft. he has gone 27-29 with a 3.47 ERA in 101 games (81 starts) during his career in the minor leagues (2012015) including 5-6 with a 2.84 ERA in 19 games (18 starts) at Triple-A Norfolk this season.
Parra has really been a catalyst in the Brewers offense this season, hitting .328 with a .369 on-base percentage, 9 home runs, and 31 RBI. Davies, a 26th-round draft pick of the Orioles back in 2011, has currently been pitching at Triple-A Norfolk, where he is 5-6 with a 2.84 ERA through 19 games (18 starts) this year.
This adds on to a busy few days for the Brewers, who by many accounts had a deal in place on Wednesday night to ship Carlos Gomez to the New York Mets for two players, until the deal fell through. Less than 24 hours later, Milwaukee shipped both Gomez and pitcher Mike Fiers to the contending Houston Astros for four prospects. The non-waiver trade deadline is at 3 p.m. on Friday, so sit tight Brewers fans, there still may be another deal or two to go. Stay with CBS 58 for the latest developments and follow us at @CBS58 on Twitter to hear the latest trade rumblings and details.