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San Diego Padres trade Luis Urias, Eric Lauer to Milwaukee Brewers

Team also signs free agent pitcher Drew Pomeranz
Posted: 10:29 AM, Nov 27, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-27 19:11:10-05
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SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- The San Diego Padres made a bit of noise during a relatively quiet off-season by trading away one of their top prospects in a multi-player deal and bringing back a former pitcher.

On Wednesday, the Friars dealt second baseman Luis Urias and starting pitcher Eric Lauer to the Milwaukee Brewers for outfielder Trent Grisham and pitcher Zach Davies. MLB Network’s Jon Morosi first reported the trade.

Urias, 22, had been considered one of San Diego’s up-and-coming prospects. The infielder spent much of the 2019 season in Triple-A. He hit four home runs and drove in 24 runs in 71 games with the big club.

The 24-year-old Lauer started 29 games for the Padres in 2019, compiling an 8-10 record and 4.45 ERA.

Grisham, a left-handed hitting 23-year-old, logged 51 games with the Brewers in 2019, hitting .231, slugging six home runs and driving in 24.

The right-handed-throwing Davies, 26, was 10-7 in 31 starts for Milwaukee.

In addition to the trade, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported San Diego reached an agreement with free agent relief pitcher Drew Pomeranz -- who, ironically enough, played for the Brewers last season.

Pomeranz was a Padre during the 2016 season, garnering an All-Star selection before being traded to the Boston Red Sox that same season.