One of the biggest needs for the Milwaukee Brewers this off-season was to add bullpen help. The Brewers got the ball rolling by adding veteran Burke Badenhop in a trade with Tampa Bay.
Badenhop is coming off the best of his five Major League Seasons. The 6′ 5″ right hander appeared in 66-games last season compiling a 3.03 ERA in 62 1/3 innings. He struck out 42 against just 15 walks. For his career, Badenhop has a career 4.08 ERA.
In exchange for Badenhop, the Brewers sent OF Prospect Raul Mondesi Jr. to Tampa. The 19-year old Mondesi Jr. played for Helena last season hitting .231 with 5 homers and 32 RBI. He is the son of Raul Mondesi who was the 1994 National League Rookie of the year and played 13-seasons in the big leagues.
The Baseball Winter Meetings began today in Nashville.