The Milwaukee Brewers acquired infielder Luis Urias and left-hander Eric Lauer from the San Diego Padres for outfielder Trent Grisham and right-hander Zach Davies in a swap of high-end prospects and veteran pitchers.
This wasn’t the only move for the Padres on Wednesday.
They also reached agreement on a four-year, $34 million deal with left-handed reliever Drew Pomeranz, sources confirmed to ESPN.
Urias, 22, was a consensus top-25 prospect entering the 2019 season and was outstanding at Triple-A El Paso, batting .315 with 19 home runs in 73 games. But he struggled offensively in 71 games with the Padres, batting just .223.
He primarily played second base for the Padres, who boast stars at third base and shortstop with Manny Machado and Fernando Tatis Jr., respectively. But the Brewers are expected to play Urias at shortstop, according to ESPN’s Jeff Passan.
“It was more of a trade in an area of need for both clubs,” Padres general manager A.J. Preller said. “To get good players you have to move good players.”
Lauer, 24, was 14-17 with a 4.40 ERA in 53 games — 52 starts — over two seasons with San Diego. He went 8-10 with a 4.45 ERA last season.
Grisham, 23, also was…