Brewers Acquire Jody Gerut For Tony Gwynn Jr.

1:58pm: According to Craig Elsten of 619 Sports, the Brewers acquired Jody Gerut from the Padres for Tony Gwynn JrMLB.com's Corey Brock confirms it.

Gerut, 31, had a fine comeback year in '08 but is off to a .221/.248/.381 start in 121 plate appearances this year.  He's played center and right field for the Padres.  His defense rates as a plus.  Since he has decent service time he's up to a $1.775MM salary.

Gwynn cleared waivers in April, so the Padres could've had him for nothing at that time.  He didn't hit much in Triple A last year.

1:24pm: Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel passes along a tweet from Brewers assistant GM Gord Ash:

The Brewers will have a press release on a player transaction in the next hour.

That message was posted at about 1pm CST.  Haudricourt says it is not Jake Peavy.


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