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Diamondbacks trade Gerardo Parra to the Brewers

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The Brewers have acquired Gerardo Parra in a trade with the Diamondbacks, the teams announced Thursday. Arizona receives a pair of prospects, outfielder Mitch Haniger and pitcher Anthony Banda, in return.

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Parra provides Milwaukee with a lefthanded hitting fourth outfielder. The Brewers optioned fourth outfielder Logan Schafer, who is batting .183 this season, to Triple A following the trade. Parra is batting .259 in 104 games this year. 

Milwaukee's starting leftfielder is Khris Davis, who is batting .319 against lefthanded pitching this season, but only .232 against righties. Parra is hitting .271 against righthanded pitchers this year. 

Haniger is a 23-year-old outfield prospect who is batting .255 in Double A this season. He was the Brewers' first round pick in 2012 out of Cal Poly. 

Banda is a 20-year-old lefthanded pitcher with a 3.66 ERA in Class A this season. He was drafted in the tenth round in 2012 after being selected in the 33rd round by Arizona in 2011. 

Milwaukee is currently two games ahead of the Pittsburgh Pirates in the NL Central race.

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