The San Diego Padres need starting pitching but it will come at a cost, as they give up 22-year old second baseman Luis Urias for the Brewers’ Zach Davies. Also included in the deal, the Padres lefty Eric Lauer and Brewers outfield prospect Trent Grisham.
San Diego has been reluctant to move their second-baseman of the future, but Esteban Quiroz has played well at the position and they needed pitching. Zach Davies made 31 starts in Milwaukee last season and put together a 10-7 record with a 3.55 ERA.
Urias hadn’t lived up to his potential early on in his stints in the majors, but at 22, he’s still a strong prospect for the Brewers, who want to move him to shortstop. The Padres also get Grisham, who has been a top prospect in their system. He batted .300 with 26 home runs and 71 RBIs in 97 games between double and triple A last season.