The Milwaukee Brewers have acquired reliever Jeremy Jeffress from the Texas Rangers, according to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick.
— Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) July 31, 2017
The Brewers sent Jeffress and the recently traded Jonathan Lucroy to the Rangers last summer for Lewis Brinson, Luis Ortiz, and Ryan Cordell.
Joel Sherman of the New York Post reported Texas will receive pitcher Tayler Scott in return for Jeffress. Scott has a 2.34 ERA in Double-A this season at age 25.
— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) July 31, 2017
Jeffress struggled on and off the field in his brief stint with the Rangers. Jeffress entered rehabilitation after a DWI shortly following last year's trade, and has posted a 5.31 ERA in 40.2 innings pitched this year.
The 29-year-old spent four years in Milwaukee over two separate stints. He saved 27 games with a 2.22 ERA in 47 games with the Brewers in 2016. Jeffress has two arbitration years remaining on his contract.
The Brewers used Cordell, a throw-in piece in the Lucroy trade, to acquire Anthony Swarzak from the Chicago White Sox earlier this month.