Milwaukee Brewers & Cincinnati Reds Complete Trade

The Milwaukee Brewers have acquired left-handed relief pitcher Bennett Sousa from the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for cash considerations.

Sousa had previously been designated for assignment by the Chicago White Sox and claimed off waivers by the Reds. He never got into a game with the Reds, however.

He will now join the Brewers' 40-man roster and is expected to serve as a depth option for the team, providing flexibility as an up-and-down player.

Sousa had a strong performance in spring training, recording eight strikeouts and just one walk over 7.1 innings, which likely caught the attention of the Brewers.

Although he struggled in his 25 appearances for the White Sox last season, posting an 8.41 ERA, 1.72 WHIP, and 12 strikeouts over 20.1 innings of work, he has had success in the minors with a solid 2.78 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, and 222 strikeouts over 175 innings of work in his career. He has made 132 relief appearances and converted 23 saves.

With his left-handed pitching and prior success in the minors, Bennett Sousa could potentially be a valuable asset for the Brewers and provide additional options in their bullpen.

This acquisition strengthens the team's pitching and gives them more depth and flexibility moving forward. Photo Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports