The Arizona Diamondbacks jumped into the trading deadline fray by dealing outfielder Gerardo Parra to the Milwaukee Brewers for Minor League prospects Mitch Haniger and Anthony Banda. Tweeted by Jerry Crasnick:
The two-time Gold Glove winning Parra slumped at the plate this season after his solid 2013 campaign. He has six home runs and 30 RBI’s with a slash line of .259/.305/.362. He is about to enter his final year of arbitration and will be due a salary in excess of $5 million dollars.
Haniger was a first round pick of the Brewers in 2012. Haniger, a 23-year old outfielder, was hitting .255 with ten home runs and 34 RBI’s and owns a Minor League line of .263/.340/.426. Banda, age 20, is a left-handed pitcher who was taken in the 10th round of the 2012 Draft. At Single A Wisconsin, he has appeared in 20 games, 14 as a starter, with a record of 6-6 and a 3.66 ERA. In 186 Minor League innings, Banda has struck out 171 and walked 86.
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