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Rays trade veteran shortstop to Brewers

May 25, 2021 - The Tampa Bay Rays have traded shortstop Willy Adames and right-handed pitcher Trevor Richards to the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for right-handed relief pitchers J.P. Feyereisen and Drew Rasmussen. Adames, 25, came to the Rays in 2014 in a trade with the Detroit Tigers. A prospect at the time, he made his major league debut with the Rays in May 2018 and became a key contributor as the team posted 90 wins that year and then won the American League Wild Card in 2019. He started all 20 of the Rays’ 2020 postseason games at shortstop. Richards, 28, was acquired from the Miami Marlins in July 2019 and went 3-0 with a 4.28 ERA in 22 appearances, including seven starts, over parts of three seasons with the Rays. Feyereisen, 28, is 0-2 with a 3.26 ERA in 21 appearances, all in relief, for the Brewers this season. Rasmussen, 25, made the Brewers Opening Day roster and is 0-1 with a 4.24 ERA in 15 relief appearances. He will report to Triple-A Durham.

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