TRADE: Brewers acquire shortstop Willy Adames and pitcher Trevor Richards from Rays

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) - The Milwaukee Brewers received right-handed pitcher Trevor Richards and shortstop Willy Adames from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for right-handed pitchers J.P. Feyereisen and Drew Rasmussen on Friday, May 21.

The announcement was made Friday afternoon by President of Baseball Operations David Stearns.

Adames, 25, has played his entire career with Tampa Bay (2018-21). He is a career .254 hitter with 43 HR and 124 RBI in 332 games, including .197 with 5 HR and 15 RBI in 41 games this season. Adames has made 305 of his 313 career starts at shortstop with the other eight coming at second base (all in 2018).

Richards, 28, has pitched parts of four seasons with Miami (2018-19) and Tampa Bay (2019-21). He has gone 10-21 with a 4.42 ERA in 70 games (52 starts), posting a 0-0 record with a 4.50 ERA and 1 save (the first of his career) in six relief appearances this season. Signed as a non-drafted free agent by Miami on July 7, 2016, Richards was traded to Tampa Bay on July 31, 2019.

Neither Willy Adames nor Trevor Richards will be available for tonight’s Brewers game in Cincinnati. 

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