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The Rays have traded infielder Mike Brosseau to the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for minor league right-handed pitcher Evan Reifert.
Reifert, 22, went 3-3 with a 2.10 ERA (60-IP, 14-ER) and 103 SO (15.45 SO/9 IP) in 37 apps, all in relief, between Low-A Carolina and High-A Wisconsin in 2021, his first professional season. He ranked among Brewers minor leaguers in strikeouts (6th) and saves (8, tied for 4th). He was named the Brewers Minor League Pitcher of the Month for August, with a 2.51 ERA (14.1-IP, 4-ER) and 24 SO in 9 apps for Wisconsin. He signed with the Brewers as a non-drafted free agent out of the University of Central Missouri following the 2020 Amateur Draft, which was shortened to five rounds due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to joining Central Missouri, he played two seasons at North Iowa Area Community College and was selected by the Texas Rangers in the 30th round of the 2018 Amateur Draft but did not sign.
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