The other pieces…
Milwaukee's WSSP radio reported that Triple-A Nashville left-hander Zach Jackson would come to the Indians along with LaPorta, and the Wisconsin State Journal reported that Class A West Virginia right-hander Rob Bryson and one other player would also be included.
The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel speculated that the other player could be Class A third baseman Taylor Green and that the Indians might have designs on moving him to second base.
Jackson is 1-5 with a 7.85 ERA at Triple-A Nashville in 22 appearances, including six starts. He was with the Brewers briefly this year.
Bryson is 3-2 with a 4.25 ERA in 22 appearances, including five starts, at Class A West Virginia.
Green is batting .298 with 10 homers and 54 RBIs at Class A Brevard County.
Expect the trade to be announced Monday around noon ET.