Anthony Witrado of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that the Brewers are scouring the trade market, but there's no guarantee the team will add an impact player before the trade deadline.
"We are looking to add some pieces here," team owner Mark Attanasio said. "But there's no guarantee of that, so these guys have to get the job done here.
"And we have confidence they can. We wouldn't be looking ahead (to a trade) if we didn't think this was a playoff-caliber team."
The Brewers are said to be clinging to their top prospects, but Attanasio says the team does have some wiggle room financially.
"Within limits, the payroll can expand depending on the caliber of the player involved," Attanasio said. "With our fan support, we're on the upper end of what I thought we could do here.
"We're actively looking at some guys, but one of the (byproducts) of the wild-card system is there's a lot of teams still in contention."
We've known for a while that the Brew Crew wouldn't mind adding an arm, especially now with Seth McClung having to move into the rotation.