Jul 7, 2014; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Gerardo Parra dives back into first base on a pick off attempt in the second inning against the Miami Marlins at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Arizona Diamondbacks trade Gerardo Parra to Milwaukee Brewers

The Arizona Diamondbacks traded outfielder Gerardo Parra to the Milwaukee Brewers for two minor league prospects, outfielder Mitch Haniger and pitcher Anthony Banda on Thursday before the trade deadline.

Parra, 27 , was hitting .259 with six home runs and 30 RBI this season with Arizona.  Parra’s  real success came in 2011 and 2013 in which he won his two Gold Gloves, the first one for playing in left field and the second for playing in right field, which is impressive.

Parra has spent all six seasons of his career with the Diamondbacks. He was signed as an amateur free-agent in 2004 by the Diamondbacls was called up a couple of times before   Over that span, besides the two Gold Glove awards, Parra has a career batting average of .274 with 39 home runs , 250 RBI and 51 stolen bases.

Haniger is a 23-year old outfielder who in was the Brewers first round pick in the MLB Amateur Draft in 2012. Hangier has no major league experience. Through three year in the minor leagues Haniger’s career batting average of .263 with 22 home runs and 110 RBI.

Banda is a 20-year old left-handed starter who won his last start with Low-A Wisconsin. Over three seasons in the minor leagues Banda went 11-3 ith a 4.40 ERA.





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