Brewers trade for pitcher at Winter Meetings

LAS VEGAS (CBS 58) -- The Milwaukee Brewers have finally made some moves at the MLB Winter Meetings. The Milwaukee Brewers have acquired left-handed pitcher Alex Claudio from the Texas Rangers in exchange for Competitive Round A pick in the 2019 First-Year Player Draft.

"We are excited to add another talented left-handed reliever to our bullpen," said Stearns. "Over his young Major League career, Alex has proven to be one of the most consistent and durable lefty relievers in baseball."

Claudio, who turns 27 on January 31, is 13-6 with a 3.20 ERA and 12 saves in 208 career games (2 starts) over five Major League seasons, all with Texas. He went 4-2 with a 4.48 ERA and 1 save in a team-leading 66 games (1 start) in 2018. He led the Rangers in appearances for the second straight season. Claudio posted a 1.80 ERA over his last 11 appearances in 2018 (10ip, 2er) as opponents batted just .206 during that stretch.

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