Josh Hader will cost an MLB team a few million dollars in salary in 2020. That team might not be the Brewers.
Athletic's Ken Rosenthal, citing anonymous sources, reported Sunday (subscription required) that Milwaukee will make available the left-handed relief ace, who will be charged a great salary this offseason through the arbitration process.
The general manager of the Brewers, David Stearns, in appointments to Rosenthal, refused to confirm or deny if Hader was in the block.
"We listen to a wide variety of players during the offseason. Many players are discussed," said Brewers general manager David Stearns as he adheres to his policy of refusing to comment on specific players in business talks.
MLB Trade Rumors projects that 25-year-old Hader will earn $ 4.6 million after recording 37 saves and averaging 16.4 strikeouts for nine innings in 2019. He won $ 687,600 last season as a player with more than one MLB service time season, according to the Baseball Prospect.
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An exchange of Hader would be the second in the greatest amount of activities abroad that involve a young and controllable senior closer. The Mariners handed Edwin Diaz to the Mets with Robinson Cano and cash in exchange for Jay Bruce, Anthony Swarzak, Gerson Bautista and prospects Jarred Kelenic and Justin Dunn last December. Díaz, 25, was not eligible for arbitration in 2019; He won $ 607,425 for Baseball Brochure.
Díaz is eligible for arbitration this offseason, but he lost his closer job in New York with Seth Lugo last August.
The Brewers have already experienced rotation this offseason. They saw catcher Yasmani Grandal leave for the White Sox as a free agent in November. Chicago signed it with a four-year, $ 73 million contract. They could also lose the free agent boxer Mike Moustakas.
Stearns has already made two exchanges involving major leagues. He handed out Chase Anderson to the Blue Jays for the first minor league base Chad Spanberger, and sent right-hander Zach Davies and outfielder Trent Grisham to the Padres in exchange for left-hander Eric Lauer, box player Luis Urias and a player to be called.