White Sox Trade Joakim Soria to Milwaukee Brewers
White Sox trade veteran closer to Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for two pitching prospects just a few days before the non-waiver trading deadline.
The Chicago White Sox announced on Wednesday the trade of Joakim Soria and cash considerations to the Milwaukee Brewers. Milwaukee will send back two pitching prospects in exchange for the veteran closer.
Kodi Medeiros, a left-handed pitcher, and the Brewers 13th-ranked prospect and right-hander Wilber Perez will be sent to the Sox in exchange for Soria and cash. With the trade, Soria will join a contending Brewers team that is vying for a postseason berth.
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This season with the Sox, Soria posted a 0-3 record with a 2.56 ERA and 16 saves through 38.2 innings pitched. Over his last 15 games, Soria recorded eight saves in 14 innings pitched with a 1.29 ERA. Soria hadn’t given up an earned run since blowing a save on July 5 against the Houston Astros.
The return for the Sox will add more depth to the team’s farm system with two more pitchers. Medeiros, a 2014 first-round draft pick of the Brewers went 7-5 with a 3.14 ERA for the Biloxi Shuckers this season. He has a career 23-33 record with a 4.69 ERA through five minor league seasons.
Perez pitched this season for the Brewers Dominican Summer League affiliate. Through eight starts, Perez has a 5-1 record with a 2.01 ERA.