Report: Brewers trading Josh Hader to San Diego Padres

Report: Brewers Trading Josh Hader To San Diego Padres

MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Brewers have reportedly made a big move ahead of Tuesday’s MLB trade deadline, trading All-Star Josh Hader to the San Diego Padres.

ESPN’s Jeff Passan and The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal are among those reporting the agreement Monday morning, which has not yet been confirmed by either team.

According to Passan, the Brewers will be receiving Padres closer Taylor Rogers in return, as well as pitcher Dinelson Lamet, outfielder Esteury Ruiz and pitching prospect Robert Gasser.

Hader, who has won the National League’s Reliever of the Year award three times and leads the major leagues this year with 29 saves, is set to become a free agent at the end of next season. After getting off to an extremely hot start to the season and not allowing a run until June, Hader has struggled mightily in the last month, giving up 13 earned runs in just 9.1 innings in July for a 12.54 ERA in 11 appearances.

Rogers has racked up 28 saves for the Padres this year despite a 4.35 ERA, but has posted a much lower walk rate and home run rate than Hader. He could potentially take over Hader’s late-inning role for the Brewers, or manager Craig Counsell could opt to move Devin Williams, who has not allowed a run in 30 consecutive outings, into the role.

Ruiz, who is 23 years old, has hit a combined .333/.467/.560 across Double-A and Triple-A so far this year, with a combined 13 home runs and 23 doubles. Gasser was ranked as the Padres’ 7th-best prospect by MLB Pipeline heading into the season, while Lamet has struggled with arm injuries in recent years but has still shown flashes of potential.