Brewers pick up Christian Yelich in trade with Marlins

The Milwaukee Brewers have a new outfielder.

The Brewers have traded with the Marlins for Christian Yelich.

The team says they are sending outfielders Lewis Brinson (listed as MLB's 7th-ranked prospect) and Monte Harrison, infielder Isan Diaz and right-hand pitcher Jordan Yamamoto to Miami.

Ken Rosenthal of the Atlantic says that Yelich's contract is currently five years for $58.25 million, meaning he will be a Brewer until at least 2022.

Last year, Yelich hit .282 with 18 home runs and 81 RBI in 156 games. He's a five-year veteran with the Marlins. His hitting is certainly his weapon, as this stat will prove.

Brinson finished 2017 at AAA Colorado Springs after 21 games in Milwaukee. He hit .331 with 13 HR and 48 RBI in 76 games at Colorado Springs.

Harrison spent 2017 at the Brewers' class A teams, the Carolina Mudcats and Wisconsin Timber Rattlers. In 122 games, he hit .272 with 21 home runs and 67 RBI.

Diaz was a teammate of Harrison's at Carolina. In 110 games, Diaz had a .222 average with 13 HR and 54 RBI.

Yamamoto was also at Carolina last year, with a 9-4 record and a 2.51 ERA.

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