New Milwaukee Brewers general manager David Stearns has orchestrated his third trade in three days, sending infielder Luis Sardinas to the Seattle Mariners for outfielder Ramon Flores.
The 23-year-old Flores made his Major League debut this season, appearing in 12 games during three stints with the Yankees. He was traded to Seattle on July 30, along with RHP Jose Ramirez, in exchange for infielder/outfielder Dustin Ackley. Following the trade, Flores was assigned to Triple-A Tacoma, where he hit .423 in 14 games before a right leg injury ended his season on August 14. He also hit .286 at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees) in 2015.
Flores is a career .275 hitter in the minor leagues with 45 HR and 267 RBI in 675 games (2009-15).
The 22-year-old Sardinas hit .196 in two stints with the Brewers this past season. He was acquired by the Brewers in the deal that sent pitcher Yovani Gallardo to the Texas Rangers last January 19.