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Brewers acquire right-handed pitcher Jake Faria from Tampa Bay

July 31, 2019

The Milwaukee Brewers have acquired right-handed pitcher Jake Faria (fuh-REE-uh) from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for first baseman Jesús Aguilar. The announcement was made by President of Baseball Operations and General Manager David Stearns. “Jake brings to our organization a young, quality arm who has had Major League

The Milwaukee Brewers have acquired right-handed pitcher Jake Faria (fuh-REE-uh) from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for first baseman Jesús Aguilar. The announcement was made by President of Baseball Operations and General Manager David Stearns.

“Jake brings to our organization a young, quality arm who has had Major League experience as both a starter and reliever,” said Stearns. “We look forward to adding his versatility to our staff.”

Faria, who turned 26 yesterday, is 0-0 with a 2.70 ERA in 7 relief appearances this season (10ip, 10h, 3r, 3er, 7bb, 11k, 2hr, .250ba). He had four stints with the Rays (4/20, 6/15-6/17, 7/4-7/13 and 7/28-7/31). In three seasons with Tampa Bay, he has gone 9-8 with a 4.18 ERA in 40 games / 26 starts (161.2ip, 141h, 77r, 75er, 71bb, 145k, 22hr, .236ba). He is 8-8 with a 4.27 ERA as a starter (135ip, 64er) and 1-0 with a 3.71 ERA as a reliever (26.2ip, 11er).

Faria appeared in 23 games / 7 starts at Triple-A Durham this season, going 6-2 with a 4.07 ERA and 1 save (59.2ip, 55h, 29r, 27er, 26bb, 74k, 8hr, .246ba). He was selected by Tampa Bay in the 10th round of the 2011 First-Year Player Draft out of Gahr (CA) High School.

Aguilar, 29, batted .225 (50-for-222) with 8 HR and 34 RBI in 94 games with Milwaukee this season. The 2018 All-Star batted .261 (259-for-993) with 59 HR and 194 RBI in 376 games as a Brewer (2017-19).

“Jesús provided our fans many memorable moments and was a key contributor to our historic 2018 season,” said Stearns. “We thank him for all of his contributions and wish him the best in Tampa Bay.”