Brewers trade SS Jean Segura to Diamondbacks

Sunday January 31st, 2016

The Brewers and Diamondbacks agreed to a five-player deal on Saturday, sending shortstop Jean Segura and pitcher Tyler Wagner to Arizona in exchange for righthander Chase Anderson, veteran infielder Aaron Hill, minor-league infielder Isan Diaz and cash.

Segura debuted in 2012 with the Angels before heading to Milwaukee in a trade for righthander Zack Greinke. In four seasons with the Brewers, he hit .266 with 211 runs scored and 96 stolen bases. He posted a career-best .294 batting average in 2013 was named to the National League All-Star team.

Anderson, 28, made his major-league debut in 2014 and has gone 15–13 with a 4.18 ERA in two seasons with the Diamondbacks.

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“In Chase Anderson and Aaron Hill, we are adding two proven Major League contributors who will impact our team this year,” Brewers general manager David Stearns said in a statement. “Chase is a young starting pitcher who has already enjoyed success at the Major League level. Aaron has a long history of production and positional versatility.”

Hill will be 34 on Opening Day, and is owed $12 million this season. His batting average has declined in each of the past five seasons from .315 to .230.

- Kenny Ducey

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