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MILWAUKEE - With free agent third baseman Aramis Ramirez set to join the Brewers, the team made space for him Monday by trading Casey McGehee to Pittsburgh for right-hander Jose Veras.
McGehee, 29, was named the Brewers' Most Valuable Player in 2010 after hitting .285 with 23 home runs and 104 RBI. He had a miserable season in 2011, though, hitting just .223 with 13 home runs and 67 RBI. He remained in the starting lineup through the end of the season but was replaced by Jerry Hairston, Jr. for the playoffs.
In Veras, the Brewers are getting much-needed help for their bullpen next season. The 31-year-old went 2-4 last year with a 3.80 ERA and one save in a career-high 79 appearances - the second-most of any NL reliever. In 71 innings of work, he gave up 54 hits while striking out 79.
Veras has a lifetime record of 14-13 in a six-year career that includes stops in New York (AL), Cleveland, Florida and Pittsburgh.
Both players are arbitration-eligible.
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The Milwaukee Brewers have traded third baseman Casey McGehee to the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for relief pitcher Jose Veras.
McGehee appeared to lose his starting spot when the Brewers agreed to terms with free-agent third baseman Aramis Ramirez on Monday.
McGehee hit .223 with 13 homers and 67 RBIs last season. He led the club with 104 RBIs in 2010.
Veras, 31, has spent...
Casey McGehee is a Brewer. We have always hated Casey McGehee. Casey McGehee is a Pirate. We have always loved Casey McGehee. When the Pirates picked up Casey McGehee last night, my initial instinct was to remember that how awful he was in 2011 and how overrated I thought he was in 2010. Being overrated doesn't mean that a player isn't useful, of course (see: Neil Walker...
I'm late to the party on the Aramis Ramirez writing, but there's been some good stuff written about the move already. Jack Moore wrote the move up at FanGraphs, and sees it as an upgrade at third. Ryan Topp recapped it for Bernie's Crew, and doesn't like it nearly as much.My feelings fall somewhere in the middle. There's definite risk involved in forking over...
The Milwaukee Brewers agreed to terms with free agent third baseman Aramis Ramirez on Monday, agent Paul Kinzer told The Associated Press.
Ramirez will provide a much-needed big bat for the Brewers, who are expected to lose first baseman Prince Fielder through free agency and may be without NL MVP Ryan Braun for the first 50 games of next season if he loses his appeal for testing...
The Pirates acquired third baseman Casey McGehee from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for reliever Jose Veras Monday night, the team announced, adding insurance in case Pedro Alvarez continues to struggle.
The Pirates acquired third baseman Casey McGehee from the Milwaukee Brewers Monday night in exchange for relief pitcher Jose Veras, the team announced, adding insurance in case Pedro Alvarez continues to struggle. McGehee, 29, hit .223 with a .280 on-base percentage for the Brewers this past season. He hit 13 home runs in 546 at-bats.
Former Chicago Cubs third baseman Aramis Ramirez will sign a three-year contract with the Milwaukee Brewers, pending a physical, his agent tells The Associated Press.
The Milwaukee Brewers have agreed to terms with free agent third baseman Aramis Ramirez, according to his agent.
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Club will get supplemental draft pick from MilwaukeeFormer Cubs third baseman Aramis Ramirez will get a chance to torment his old team and answer his critics after signing a three-year, $36 million deal with the Brewers on Monday.
The Brewers signed Aramis Ramirez to a deal worth between $34-37 million. Wouldn’t you love to make so much money that there’s a gap of three million between what you might make? “Hey, Aramis, you got a second?” “I was just rolling up hundred dollar bills to make kindling.” “Just wanted to see if you’ll take a deal for somewhere between $34-37 million.” ...
The Brewers-Cubs rivalry may get a little more interesting. Aramis Ramirez, considered the top free-agent third baseman, reportedly agreed to a three-year deal Monday with one of the Cubs' rivals, the Brewers, pending a physical.