MILWAUKEE (AP) - The Brewers acquired second baseman Felipe Lopez from the Arizona Diamondbacks for two minor leaguers, giving
Milwaukee a much needed top of the order threat.
Milwaukee has been without starting second baseman Rickie Weeks
after he had season-ending surgery on his wrist in May. Since then,
38-year-old veteran Craig Counsell and rookie Casey McGehee have
filled in, but Lopez gives the Brewers a more consistent veteran.
The 29-year-old Lopez came into Sunday's game hitting .305 with six homers, 25 RBIs and six stolen bases in 84 games.
The Diamondbacks get outfielder Cole Gillespie and right-hander Roque Mercedes in the deal.
Gillespie was hitting .242 with 12 doubles, seven homers and 27 RBIs for Triple-A Nashville. He will be assigned to the Reno Aces.
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