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.