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Brewers Sending Jesus Aguilar to the Rays for Righty Jake Faria

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Jesus Aguilar has been deeply disappointing this year for the Brewers, unable to duplicate his breakout in 2018, so in that respect, I suppose it’s not a huge surprise that the Brewers were willing to part with him?

Interestingly, this probably takes the Rays out on Nick Castellanos, while possibly opening up additional flexibility for the Brewers to add elsewhere. Though they are getting a pitcher in the deal:

Just a couple years ago, the 26-year-old Faria looked like yet another solid young Rays starter, but he then had some injury issues – sorry, thinking on the fly – that kinda took him off the radar. At this point, he’s a bit of a flyer. Not a bad get/swap for the Brewers, who don’t necessarily need Aguilar anymore.

Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.