Brewers trade closer Josh Hader to San Diego Padres

Milwaukee receives San Diego closer Taylor Rogers in return.
Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Josh Hader throws against the Toronto Blue Jays during the...
Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Josh Hader throws against the Toronto Blue Jays during the ninth inning of a baseball game Saturday, June 25, 2022, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jon Durr)(Jon Durr | AP)
Published: Aug. 1, 2022 at 12:38 PM CDT
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(WEAU) - The Milwaukee Brewers make a big move ahead of Tuesday’s MLB trading deadline.

The Brewers said that they traded All-Star closing pitcher Josh Hader to the San Diego Padres in exchange for four players.

In return, the Brewers acquire pitchers Taylor Rogers, Robert Gasser, Dinelson Lamet and outfielder Esteury Ruiz in the trade. Rogers and Lamet will join the Brewers, while Ruiz will be assigned to Triple-A and Gasser will be assigned to Double-A, the Brewers said in a release.

“The players we are receiving in this trade help ensure that the future of the Milwaukee Brewers remains bright while not compromising on our desire and expectation to win today,” David Stearns, Milwaukee Brewers General Manager, said.

Jeff Passan of ESPN first reported on the trade. The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal said that Rogers, who was an All-Star last year with the Minnesota Twins, Devin Williams and Brad Boxberger are candidates to step into the closer’s role after the blockbuster trade.

Hader, who is scheduled to become a free agent after next season, leads all of baseball with 29 saves. Rogers, who the Brewers are acquiring, is second in MLB with 28 saves. Hader was selected to the MLB All-Star game this season.

Hader had 125 saves in his Brewers career, 2nd-most in franchise history.

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