Brewers Deal Darren Byrd, Acquire Stephen Parker


After two seasons spent with the Brewers’ double-A affiliate in Huntsville, MLB Trade Rumors has reported that the club has dealt right-handed pitcher Darren Byrd to the Oakland Athletics in exchange for infielder Stephen Parker.

MLB.com’s Adam McCalvy also confirmed the news on Wednesday.

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Byrd, 26, posted a 2.59 ERA and 1.29 WHIP while striking out 71 batters to walking 36 last season over 50 relief appearances. Of the 12 games in which he finished, six came as saves.

Parker, 25, batted .256/.327/.390 with seven home runs, 43 runs scored and 47 runs batted in over 99 games with the Athletics’ triple-A affiliate Sacramento River Cats. He has experience at every infield position, excluding shortstop.

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