The Milwaukee Brewers sent reliever Tyler Thornburg to the Boston Red Sox today for third baseman Travis Shaw and minor leaguers Josh Pennington and Mauricio Dubon, as well as a player to be named or cash.
Shaw gives the Brewers another left handed power bat after hitting .242 with 16 home runs and 74 rbi’s last season. He appeared in 145 games for the Red Sox in his first full Major League season. He had five RBI games four times last season, tied for the most such games in the majors.
The 22-year-old Dubon was ranked as the seventh-best prospect in the Red Sox organization by Baseball America. He hit .306 with 14 HR and 154 RBI and 73 stolen bases in 330 games during four minor-league seasons. He hit .323 with 6 HR, 69 RBI and 30 stolen bases in 124 games between Class-A Salem (62g) and Double-A Portland (62g) in 2016.
The 21-year-old Pennington, owns a career record of 7-4 with a 2.29 ERA in 20 games (19 starts) during two minor-league seasons. He has held opponents to a .205 batting average with 71 strikeouts in 78.2 innings pitched.
Thornburg went 14-9 with a 2.87 ERA and 13 saves in 144 games (10 starts) during five seasons with the Brewers. He went 8-5 with a 2.15 ERA and 13 saves in 67 relief appearances this past season.
With the addition of Shaw, the Brewers are expected to move Jonathan Villar to second base. It also means the Brewers will likely be looking to trade second baseman Scooter Gennett, who recently signed a $2.5 million deal for next season.