San Diego Padres trade for Milwaukee Brewers All-Star closer Josh Hader

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Posted at 10:33 AM, Aug 01, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-01 15:39:25-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – The San Diego Padres strengthened their bullpen Monday by acquiring All-Star closer Josh Hader in a trade with the Milwaukee Brewers.

Padres General Manager A.J. Preller on Monday afternoon confirmed the deal, which sends relievers Taylor Rogers and Dinelson Lamet, minor league pitcher Robert Gasser, and outfielder Esteury Ruiz to the Brewers in exchange for the 28-year-old lefty Hader.

ESPN MLB Insider Jeff Passan first reported the trade Monday morning.

Hader, a four-time National League All-Star, leads Major League Baseball with 29 saves -- one ahead of Rogers.

According to the Padres, Hader will wear No. 71.