Milwaukee Brewers announced on Sunday that they have acquired second baseman/infielder Brad Miller from Tampa Bay Rays. Brewers will also receive $2.2 million cash consideration from the Rays while sending first baseman/outfielder Ji-Man Choi in the opposite direction.
Upon joining the Brewers, Miller was optioned to the team’s Triple-A affiliate, Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
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“At this point we thought that the positional versatility and the infield experience that Miller brings would be helpful,” – said Brewers general manager David Stearns of team’s newest acquisition. “He will head to Triple-A, and when we have a need, I’m sure he will be ready to contribute.”
Tampa Bay Rays made Brad Miller designated for assignment on Thursday, although the 28-year-old had a batting average of .256 alongside 5 home runs and 21 RBI’s in 48 games played. Rays decided to part ways with the player in order to open a roster spot for the first baseman Jake Bauers, who previously spent some time with team’s Triple-A affiliate, Durham Bulls.
Ji-Man Choi, who joined the Brewers at the beginning of the year after previously playing for New York Yankees, has seen action sporadically in the 2018 season. He played in 12 games this season, having .233 batting average with 2 home runs and 5 RBIs.