Brewers acquires Mariners’ Omar Narváez

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

In a trade, the Milwaukee Brewers found their replacement for Yasmani Grandal. He signed a free agent deal with the Chicago White Sox in November.

On Thursday, the Brewers acquired Omar Narváez. In exchange, the Seattle Mariners added pitching prospect Adam Hill and a competitive balance Round B draft pick.

“Omar has established himself as one of the best offensive catchers in the game,” Brewers general manager David Stearns said in a statement. “We believe his bat will give us an impactful left-handed presence in our lineup.”

Narváez is on his third team in a little more than a year. He was acquired by the Mariners in a trade with the White Sox on Nov. 30, 2018.

In exchange, the White Sox received bullpen pitcher Alex Colomé.

His fifth season in the Big Leagues will be his first in the National League. Before last November’s Trade, he spent three seasons with the White Sox.

He had a .278 batting average with a career-best 22 home runs and 55 RBIs in 132 games. Narváez also had 12 doubles on 119 hits, while scoring 63 runs, in 428 at-bats.

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