The Milwaukee Brewers trade of veteran second baseman Neil Walker has already paid dividends, and according to General Manager David Stearns, will continue to do so for the rest of the season.
Walker was acquired from the New York Mets last week after passing waivers for a player to be named later. Stearns tells WTMJ’s Wisconsin’s Morning News that Walker’s veteran leadership, lefthanded bat, pennant race experience, and clubhouse demeanor will all benefit a mostly young Brewers club.
Milwaukee, following Wednesday’s come from behind win over Pittsburgh, sits just 1.5 games behind Chicago for first place in the National League Central.
The Brewers are idle on Thursday, before beginning a nine-game, three city west coast road trip starting at Colorado Friday night.
To listen to David Stearns’ interview from Thursday’s Wisconsin’s Morning News, click on the Soundcloud link above.