The Milwaukee Brewers continued to add pitching, acquiring San Francisco Giants left-hander Drew Pomeranz and reliever Ray Black in exchange for minor league prospect Mauricio Dubon on Wednesday.
Dubon, a middle infielder, was ranked as the Brewers' third-best prospect by MLB Pipeline.
Milwaukee acquired right-hander Jordan Lyles from the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday and traded first baseman Jesus Aguilar to the Tampa Bay Rays for reliever Jake Faria on Wednesday.
The Brewers were looking for pitching with right-handers Brandon Woodruff and Jhoulys Chacin out with oblique injuries, but the price was too high for the elite starters who were available.
"In general, when you go into a deadline, I think most clubs -- most contending clubs -- seek to add the highest-impact talent that you probably can," Milwaukee general manager David Stearns said. "Often times, that's very challenging at a deadline when prices are so extreme and, in some cases, supply is diminished. In this case, we thought it was important to add to the depth of our pitching roster given the injuries and some of the attrition we've had over the last month, so we were pleased that we were able to accomplish that."
Pomeranz, 30, is 2-9 with a 5.68 ERA in his first season with the Giants, transitioning well to the bullpen after making 17 starts. He has thrown 5 1/3 scoreless innings, allowing one hit, in four consecutive relief appearances.
He signed with San Francisco in the offseason after two-plus season in Boston, where he posted a career-best 17 victories for the Red Sox in 2017.
The ninth-year veteran has a career mark of 46-57 and a 4.09 ERA, pitching for the Colorado Rockies (2011-13), Oakland A's (2014-15), San Diego Padres (2016), Boston (2016-18) and San Francisco.
Black, 29, appeared in two games for the Giants this season, allowing a run in two innings. The right-hander had a 6.04 ERA in 25 1/3 career innings across the past two seasons.
Dubon, 25, made his major league debut on July 7 and played in two games for the Brewers, going hitless in two at-bats. He was hitting .297 with an .809 OPS and 16 home runs in 98 games at Triple-A San Antonio.
--Field Level Media