Apparently the Brewers didn’t want a high salaried starting pitcher in exchange for infielder Bill Hall, so Milwaukee sent Hall to Seattle for minor league RHP Ruben Flores.
The 25 year old Flores was a 12th round pick in the 2003 First Year Player Draft. Flores is currently with Class-A High Desert of the California League where he is 1-0 with a 13.06 ERA (15 er/10.1 ip) in eight relief appearances. He began the season with Class-A Clinton of the Midwest League. Between the two teams this season, Flores is 3-2 with a 4.39 ERA and 61 strikeouts in 44 relief appearances.
Flores will be assigned to the Brevard County Manatees of the Florida State League.