PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) – The Arizona Diamondbacks' lone All-Star is on the move to the Cream City.
The Arizona Diamondbacks organization announced Wednesday afternoon they traded Eduardo Escobar to the Milwaukee Brewers. In exchange, the Diamondbacks received Cooper Hummel and Alberto Ciprian, minor league prospects. Escobar has been with the Diamondbacks since 2018 and recently earned his first All-Star nod this month.
Thank you to all the fans, teammates, trainers, coaches for always being there and giving us that great motivation. I feel proud that I gave it my absolute best. You are the best. God always has the perfect plan for my family and me. I send my blessing to all of you. Thank You… pic.twitter.com/4nr6GhcF6K— eduardo jose escobar (@escobardelapica) July 29, 2021
Escobar is currently batting .246 with 22 home runs and 65 RBIs so far this season. The 10-year veteran was currently under a three-year, $21 million contract, which ends after this season. The Diamondbacks currently sit last in the MLB with a 31-71 record, 33 games behind the MLB leaders and division rivals, the San Francisco Giants.
Hummel is currently playing with the Nashville Sounds in Triple-A. The 26-year-old was drafted in 2016 in the 18th round and has served as an all-around utility player for the Sounds. Ciprian is an 18-year-old prospect from the Dominican Republic. Ciprian was recently assigned to the Brewers Dominican Summer League team on July 10.
In early June, the Diamondbacks traded outfielder Tim Locastro to the New York Yankees in exchange for right-handed pitcher Keegan Curtis. Curtis is currently playing with the Reno Aces.
The Diamondbacks will wrap up a two-game series against the Texas Rangers on Wednesday night.