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.
“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