Brewers acquire All-Star slugger Eduardo Escobar in trade

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MILWAUKEE — With baseball’s trade deadline approaching at the end of this week, the Milwaukee Brewers are making a move to add some power to their inconsistent offense.

The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal and other national media outlets are reporting the Brewers are acquiring All-Star Eduardo Escobar from the Arizona Diamondbacks.

The Brewers will reportedly send two minor leaguers — 26-year-old Cooper Hummel and 18-year-old Alberto Ciprian — to Arizona in the deal.

Escobar has played third base with the Diamondbacks this year, earning an All-Star appearance by hitting 22 home runs and 14 doubles in 98 games so far this season. The 32-year-old is a free agent at the end of the season.

Escobar is a right-handed hitter who could also see time at second base and first base for the Brewers, who have struggled to get much offense from their infield outside of Willy Adames, who the team traded for in May.

The team officially announced the deal shortly after it was first reported.

Baseball’s trade deadline is 3 p.m. CDT on Friday.