Willy Adames and Trevor Richards join the Milwaukee Brewers, while JP Feyereisen and Drew Rasmussen join the Tampa Bay Rays in a huge transaction made yesterday.
Milwaukee’s new players were officially added to the roster today, and the team made the following changes to create room.
When the deal was completed, Adames was immediately named Milwaukee’s starting shortstop, and he made his first start at the plate for the Brewers on Saturday against the Reds.
Before the trade, Adames had a rough season, hitting .197/.254/.371 with five home runs in 142 plate appearances.
Since the deal, he’s been praised for his shortstop play, and he hit.262/.329/.426 (106 OPS+) with 38 home runs in 1,112 plate appearances.
Richards pitched for the Marlins for most of his first two seasons in the big leagues, but he’s been more of a reliever/swingman since being moved to Tampa Bay in mid-2019.
Richards pitched 12.0 innings with a 4.50 ERA and 16:3 K/BB ratio in six appearances with the Rays in 2021.
Bettinger, the Brewers’ #23 prospect, made his major league debut earlier this season. Bettinger has pitched in two games and given up 12 runs in 7.0 innings, 11 of which came in his dreadful debut on May 2nd.
After being called up on April 26th, Pablo Reyes played second, third, and short and made a number of spectacular plays.
With the bat, he didn’t make much of an impact, batting just. Over 37 plate appearances, he batted .595 with two doubles and zero walks.
How Much Does Willy Adames Make?
Willy Adames earns an annual average salary of $4,600,000.