Arizona Diamondbacks Acquire Jean Segura, Tyler Wagner From Milwaukee Brewers For Aaron Hill, Others

Arizona Diamondbacks Acquire Jean Segura, Tyler Wagner From Milwaukee Brewers For Aaron Hill, Others

Diamondbacks acquired SS Jean Segura and RHP Tyler Wagner from the Brewers in exchange for 2B Aaron Hill, RHP Chase Anderson and SS Isan Diaz, according to Keith Law of ESPN.

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The Arizona Diamondbacks have acquired shortstop Jean Segura and right-handed pitcher Tyler Wagner from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for second baseman Aaron Hill, right-handed pitcher Chase Anderson and shortstop Isan Diaz, according to Keith Law of ESPN.

"In Chase Anderson and Aaron Hill, we are adding two proven major league contributors who will impact our team this year," Brewers general manager David Stearns said in a statement.

"Chase is a young starting pitcher who has already enjoyed success at the major league level. Aaron has a long history of production and positional versatility," he said. "In addition, we are excited to be able to add Isan Diaz to our growing supply of high upside minor league talent."

The report was confirmed by the teams a few minutes later. Milwaukee will get cash to cover a part of the $12 million salary of Hill. Meanwhile, the Diamondbacks have now traded away their first pick from 2015, first and fourth picks from 2014 and second, third and fourth picks from 2013.

Segura was signed by the Los Angeles Angels in 2007 out of the Dominican Republic and has gone on to hit .266/.301/.360 with 23 homers, 144 RBI and 96 stolen bases across 479 games in four seasons with the Angels (2012) and the Brewers (2012-2015). The 2013 All-Star will look to make his mark on a Arizona in the 2016 season. 

According to Nick Piecoro of AZ Sports Central, Segura will see time at both shortstop and second base, but will be used more often as a second baseman. It is important to note that the Diamondbacks are open to dealing one of their infielders for a late-inning reliever, as pointed out by Bob Nightengale of USA Today

For the Brewers, they will have Hill at third base, Jonathan Villar at shortstop, Scooter Gennett at second base and Chris Carter at first.

Hill, 33, was the 13th overall pick in the 2003 MLB Draft by the Toronto Blue Jays and has been a decent throughout his career. Over 11 seasons with the Blue Jays (2005-2011) and the Diamondbacks (2011-2015), Hill has hit .260 with 151 home runs and 650 RBI in 1,400 games. Last season, the infielder struggled with a .230 average, six homers and 39 RBI across 116 games. 

Yadiel Rivera will serve as a backup to the third base, shortstop and second base positions, but be ready for top prospect Orlando Arcia to make his anticipated big league debut.

Arcia dominated Double-A Biloxi last season, hitting .307 and providing speed on the bases with 25 steals and in the field. However, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports that Arcia will start the year with Triple-A Colorado Springs

Anderson will slot in as the fifth starting pitcher for Milwaukee behind Wily Peralta, Jimmy Nelson, Taylor Jugmann and Matt Garza, as reported by Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Arizona will see Jake Lamb at third base, Segura at shortstop, Chris Owings at second base and Paul Goldschmidt at first base to start the season.

Diamondbacks general manager Dave Stewart said his team was "seeking a little bit more offense."

"We felt there was a need to do [this deal]," he said.

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