The injury bug continues to ravage the Milwaukee Brewers as they look to keep pace in the NL Central. That's made depth even more important in the early going for this postseason contender, and they could use a few extra bodies if the hits keep coming like this.
Milwaukee landed some additional infield help in a minor league trade with the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday.
The Brewers sent cash to Baltimore in exchange for Triple-A Norfolk player Patrick Dorrian. Norfolk's talented and crowded infield led Dorrian to being squeezed out, sending him to his third organization since 2018.
Dorrian was originally drafted in 2014 by the Atlanta Braves. He eventually cracked the rookie leagues with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2018 before moving on to the Orioles in 2019.
Dorrian finally saw full-time action in Triple-A this year, though hitting troubles caused him to become expendable. He's slashing just .161/.256/.268 along with 3 home runs and 15 RBIs in 46 games.
Perhaps a fresh start will help spark something in the 25-year-old, who will report to the Triple-A Nashville Sounders. With the ability to play first, third and shortstop, he provides Milwaukee a flexible depth piece to develop.
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