Report: Brewers ready to be buyers at trade deadline

Posted at 9:04 AM, Jul 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-07 11:35:57-04

It appears, according to a report, that the Milwaukee Brewers are ready to add another starting pitcher to their rotation in the efforts to make 2017 the franchise's fifth year of making the playoffs.

MLB Network's Jon Morosi reports that the Brewers " are prepared to buy at Trade Deadline and have begun background work on Jose Quintana, Sonny Gray and other starters."

Quintana is only 4-8 this year with a 4.45 ERA; however, he has only given up 11 earned runs in his last six starts for the Chicago White Sox.

Gray is 4-4 with a 4.00 ERA, improving upon a sub-par 5-11 season in 2016 with the Oakland A's. He has given up three or fewer runs in five of his last seven starts.

The Brewers may be looking for "insurance" in the starting pitching department with Chase Anderson out of the lineup after suffering an oblique injury that will keep him out for more than a month.

This is the first year since 2014 where the Brewers have been a contender for the postseason. They last made it in 2011, where they came within six wins of a world championship, losing the National League Championship Series 4-2 to the St. Louis Cardinals.