The Red Sox have acquired right-handed reliever Tyler Thornburg from the Brewers in a deal that sends third baseman Travis Shaw to Milwaukee, a source confirmed on Tuesday. The trade reportedly also sends two prospects, shortstop Mauricio Dubon and right-hander Josh Pennington, to the Brewers.
Thornburg, 28, posted a 2.15 ERA with 13 saves in 67 games for the Brewers in 2016. Thornburg has a 2.87 career ERA in 144 Major League games (10 starts) in five seasons with Milwaukee. He is under contractual control through 2020. Shaw hit .242/.306/.421 with 16 home runs and 71 RBIs in 145 games for the Red Sox and brings another left-handed bat to the Brewers' right-handed-heavy lineup. Rubio is Boston's No. 12 prospect as ranked by MLBPipeline.com. He hit .323 with 31 doubles and 30 stolen bases in 126 games between Class A and Double-A last season. Pennington, Boston's No. 22 prospect, was 5-3 with a 2.86 ERA in 13 starts for Class-A short-season Lowell in 2016. Cash Kruth/ MLB.com