Milwaukee Brewers Acquire Much Sought-After All-Star Bat in Trade with Arizona Diamondbacks

The Milwaukee Brewers are leading the NL Central by 7 games, but their offense was still in desperate need of a power bat. Enter the much-sought-after All-Star infielder from the Arizona Diamondbacks, Eduardo Escobar.

Sitting 25th in the majors in slugging percentage at just .384, the Brewers filled a gaping hole in their batting order. Escobar was on the radar of many teams in search of offense, with 22 home runs, and a .478 slugging %, that he's beefed up to .525 in the past month. Milwaukee will find many ways to get him in the lineup, as he offers multi-position flexibility for the Brew Crew. 

Minor leaguer Cooper Hummel heads to the D-Backs in the deal; he's plenty versatile himself, having played catcher, 1st base, and the outfield this season in Triple-A. And this guy knows how to get on base: he's sporting a stunning on-base percentage of .435, due to his incredible 26:41 K:BB ratio.  

The Chicago White Sox, and many others had been trying to pry Escobar from the D-Backs, but it's the Brewers who turn the trick. 

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