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Brewers acquire Tyler Saladino from White Sox

Brewers bolster middle infield depth
Posted: 8:05 PM, Apr 19, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-20 01:05:47Z
Brewers acquire Tyler Saladino from White Sox

MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Brewers have acquired infielder Tyler Saladino from the Chicago White Sox in exchange for cash considerations. Both clubs confirmed the move.

The 28-year-old Saladino was added to the 40-man roster, but will make his debut down in AAA with the Colorado Sky Sox. 

In a corresponding move, right-handed pitcher Alec Asher has been designated for assignment. 

Saladino, known for his positional versatility--he can play third, short, second and anywhere in the outfield--and his powerful mustache, is a career .231 hitter through his three full seasons with the White Sox. 

Saladino only had 8 at-bats this season before being moved to Milwaukee, and struggled mightily last year posing a .484 on-base plus slugging over 253 at-bats. 

His best season came in 2016 when he hit .282 with a .725 OPS. 

For comparison, Saladino is right-handed version of Eric Sogard--both focus on contact and efficiency in the field-- but Saladino is three years younger. 

Sogard is hitting .167 this year with a .461 OPS in 39 at-bats.