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Nationals Trade Gio Gonzalez To Brewers

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  • Nationals Trade Gio Gonzalez To Brewers

    Brewers bring aboard Gio Gonzalez on busy day

    The Milwaukee Brewers were active Friday, hoping a flurry of trades would bolster their lineup over the season's final month and then potentially into the playoffs.

    The Brew Crew made three deals, including one veteran left-hander Gio Gonzalez of the Washington Nationals,.

    Gonzalez is 7-11 with a 4.57 ERA in 27 starts this year. He has a 6.53 ERA since the start of June, which ranks 73rd out of 74 qualified starters during that span, ahead of only the Texas Rangers' Bartolo Colon (7.01).

    The veteran southpaw has a 6.75 ERA in five career starts at Miller Park, including a 9.82 ERA in three starts there over the last three seasons.

    Gonzalez, who will be a free agent after the season, spent his past seven seasons in Washington and ranks first in franchise history in wins (86), WAR (21.4) and strikeouts (1,215). A two-time All-Star, he is 124-97 with a 3.71 ERA in 11 major league seasons overall.

    In exchange for Gonzalez, Washington gets back minor league catcher/first baseman KJ Harrison and infielder Gilbert Lara from the Brewers. Harrison, a third-round pick in 2017 out of Oregon State, was hitting .228 with 12 homers and 51 RBIs for Class A Wisconsin. Lara, of the Dominican Republic, was hitting .249 with 45 runs scored at Wisconsin.

    Milwaukee also received $250,000 in international slot money as part of the deal.