Milwaukee Brewers Acquire Right-Handed Pitcher From Twins

The Milwaukee Brewers have completed a trade with the Minnesota Twins to acquire right-handed pitcher Trevor Megill in exchange for a player to be named later.

The Twins designated Megill for assignment last week to create space for Brock Stewart, a right-hander who was promoted from Triple-A St. Paul.

Megill's struggles in the 2023 season, allowing 14 runs in just 10 innings pitched for Triple-A St. Paul, contributed to the Twins' decision to designate him for assignment.

However, his impressive velocity, spin, and movement on his fastball and breaking balls caught the attention of the Brewers and other teams.

The 29-year-old pitcher primarily serves as a relief pitcher and recorded a 4.80 ERA in 39 relief appearances last season for the Twins, pitching for 45 innings with a 1.49 WHIP, striking out 49 batters and walking 17.

The Brewers plan to use Megill in their organization and potentially contribute to their bullpen later in the season.

However, Megill will begin his tenure with Milwaukee's Triple-A affiliate, the Nashville Sounds. It remains to be seen if and when he will be called up to join the big league club. Photo Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports