Tribe completes trade with Brewers
Left-hander Chuck Lofgren didn’t stick with the Brewers after they claimed him from the Indians in December’s Rule 5 Draft, so the two clubs worked out a trade.
The Brewers will retain possession of Logren. In exchange, the Tribe will receive Minor League right-hander Omar Aguilar.
Aguilar, 25, spent ’09 at Class A Brevard County and Double-A Huntsville, going a combined 3-1 with a 4.72 ERA and 14 saves in 41 relief appearances. He also pitched nine games in the Arizona Fall League. He was outrighted off the Brewers’ 40-man roster in January.
Since being selected by the Brewers in the 30th round of the 2005 Draft, Aguilar has posted a Minor League record of 13-9 with 40 saves in 136 appearances, including six starts. He has struck out 215 and walked 104 in 186 innings pitched.
Lofgren went a combined 9-11 with a 4.15 ERA in 25 starts between Double-A Akron and Triple-A Columbus last year. He was trying to win a job in the Brewers’ Opening Day bullpen.