SAN DIEGO ( Associated Press) — The San Diego Padres acquired All-Star close-up Josh Hader from the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday for Taylor Rogers and three other players in a deal between NL postseason contenders.
The Brewers, the leaders of the Central Division, got rid of one of the best relievers in Majors for Rogers. They will receive right-hander Dinelson Lammett, outfielder Esteri Ruiz and pitching prospect Robert Gasser in return.
Two save leaders are involved in the business. Haider has 29 saves and Rogers has 28, though the Padres recently dropped him as a close after making back-to-back saves in a series in Detroit.
The Padres met Rogers of Minnesota on the first day.
David Stearns, president of baseball operations for the team, said, “The players we received in this deal help ensure that the future of the Milwaukee Brewers remains bright without compromising our desire and hopes of winning in the short term. ” “The mix of existing Major League talent and top-tier prospects further enhances our goal of getting the most opportunities and bringing a World Series to Milwaukee.”
San Diego also finalized a five-year $100 million deal with right-hander Joe Musgrove, effective next year. Musgrove, 29, is 8-4 at the start of this season with a 2.65 ERA at 18.
Haider, the NL reliever of the year in three of the last four seasons, has a career-high 4.24 ERA after going through one of his worst downturns before the All-Star break.
Milwaukee leads the Central Division with a three-game lead over St. The Padres lead Philadelphia by a game and a half for the second wild card on the circuit.