Brewers add White Sox reliever Soria

Milwaukee trades for bullpen help

Milwaukee – The Brewers have acquired right-handed pitcher Joakim Soria from the Chicago White Sox in exchange for left-handed pitcher Kodi Medeiros and right-handed pitcher Wilber Perez.

Soria, 34, was 0-3 with a 2.56 ERA and 16 saves in 40 relief appearances with the White Sox this season. He recorded 49 strikeouts in 38.2 innings pitched as opponents batted just .230. Over his last 25 outings, Soria posted a 0.74 ERA (24.1 IP, 2 ER) and held opponents to a .161 batting average with 32 strikeouts in 24.1 innings pitched.

The two-time All-Star (2008 and 2010) owns a career record of 28-34 with a 2.84 ERA and 220 saves (seventh among active pitchers) in 613 games, all coming in relief. He has produced 662 strikeouts in 612.1 innings pitched and opponents have batted just .222. Soria has pitched for Kansas City (2007-11 and 2016-17), Texas (2013-14), Detroit (2014-15), Pittsburgh (2015) and Chicago-AL (2018).