Today In Brewer History: Goodbye For Now, Alex Ochoa

In baseball, players get traded all the time. For the players involved it can be career changing, but for us as fans it's a relatively commonplace occurrence. For a team to trade the same player twice, however, is a little more unusual.

On this day in 2000, the Brewers traded Alex Ochoa to the Reds for journeyman first baseman/outfielder Mark Sweeney. Sweeney would go on to play two partial seasons as a Brewer while Ochoa spent one and a half as a Red before being traded again, to the Rockies this time.

Ochoa's stay in Colorado was brief: Following the 2002 season he was returned to the Brewers as part of a three team trade that sent Jeromy Burnitz to the Mets. It was the sixth time Ochoa had been traded in his career, and the seventh was soon to follow: In July of the same year the Brewers sent Ochoa to the Angels.

With help from the B-Ref Play Index, happy birthday today to Seattle Pilot and 1972 Brewer Ron Clark. He turns 69.

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