Brewers Acquire All-Star Eduardo Escobar from Diamondbacks
Send OF Cooper Hummel and INF Alberto Ciprian to Arizona
MILWAUKEE – The Milwaukee Brewers have acquired infielder Eduardo Escobar from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for outfielder Cooper Hummel and infielder Alberto Ciprian. The announcement was made by President of Baseball Operations David Stearns.
“We are excited to add Eduardo to our team,” said Stearns. “His veteran presence, offensive ability and positional versatility will be a benefit as we continue our push for a playoff berth and postseason run.”
Escobar is a career .256 hitter with 132 HR and 511 RBI in 1,080 games during 11 Major League seasons with Chicago-AL (2011-12), Minnesota (2012-18) and Arizona (2018-21). He has batted .247 (639-for-2582) with 86 HR as a left-handed hitter and .274 (314-for-1147) with 46 HR as a right-handed hitter. Entering today, his 203 RBI since 2019 tied for seventh in the Major Leagues.
Escobar produced his best season in 2019 when he batted .269 with 35 HR and 118 RBI in 158 games with Arizona. He notched career highs in runs (94), hits (171), triples (10), HR and RBI that season. In 2018 with the Twins and Diamondbacks, he recorded a career-high 48 doubles, which ranked second in the majors.
Hummel, 26, was selected by Milwaukee in the 18th round of the 2016 First-Year Player Draft. He was playing at Triple-A Nashville this season, batting .254 with 6 HR and 15 RBI in 46 games.
Ciprian, 18, signed with Milwaukee as a non-drafted free agent on July 2, 2019. He was playing his first professional season in the Dominican Summer League, batting .378 (14-for-37) with 0 HR and 8 RBI in 12 games.
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