Thursday’s four-player trade between the Colorado Rockies and the Tampa Bay Rays included two former Midwest Leaguers.
The Rays traded closer Jake McGee and minor-league pitcher German Marquez to the Rockies for outfielder Corey Dickerson and minor-league third baseman Kevin Padlo. McGee and Marquez played in the Midwest League.
McGee was a MWL pitcher in 2006, when he went 7-9 with a 2.96 ERA, 171 strikeouts and 65 walks in 134 IP (26 starts) for the Southwest Michigan Devil Rays. The left-hander made his major-league debut in 2010.
Marquez pitched for the Bowling Green Hot Rods in 2014, going 5-7 with a 3.21 ERA, 95 strikeouts and 29 walks in 98 innings (22 games/18 starts). The right-hander pitched in High-A last year, going 7-13 with a 3.56 ERA, 104 strikeouts and 29 walks in 139 IP (26 games/23 starts) for the Charlotte Stone Crabs.
Brewers acquire Liriano from Padres
The San Diego Padres traded former Midwest League MVP and Prospect of the Year Rymer Liriano to the Milwaukee Brewers, in exchange for former Wisconsin Timber Rattlers lefty Trevor Seidenberger.
The Padres designated Liriano for assignment late last week. I wrote about the outfielder’s tenure with the Fort Wayne TinCaps here.
Seidenberger pitched for the Timber Rattlers in 2014, going 6-1 with a 1.59 ERA, one save, 37 strikeouts and 11 walks in 39.2 innings (20 relief appearances).