The Milwaukee Brewers announced a roster move earlier today via Twitter, claiming infielder Ehire Adrianza off of waivers from the San Francisco Giants. He was DFA'd last week when the Giants announced the signing of Nick Hundley. To make room on the 40 man roster, righty reliever Rob Scahill has been designated for assignment.
Adrianza, who will turn 28 next summer, began his career as an international free agent signing by the Pirates back in 2006. He was ranked among the organization's top prospects by Baseball America in each year from 2008-2013, including being named as the organization's best defensive infielder from 2010-12. Adrianza has played parts of each of the last four seasons in big leagues with San Francisco, batting a cumulative .220/.292/.313 with 3 homers and 4 steals in 331 plate appearances. The switch-hitter has made multiple appearances at second base, third base, and shortstop during his MLB career.
Adrianza has served primarily as a shortstop during his minor league career. In 11 MiLB seasons, he owns a 254/.338/.357 slash with 27 home runs and 114 steals across 775 games. Adrianza is out of minor league options, meaning he'll have to make the team as a utility option out of spring training or be exposed to waivers once again. He was eligible for arbitration as a Super 2 player this winter and agreed to a split contract that will pay him $600K in the majors ($300K in the minors) next season.
Rob Scahill, who turns 30 in a couple of weeks, joined the Brewers last summer via waiver claim from the Pirates. He was solid down the stretch, posting a 2.45 ERA and 14:3 K/BB ratio in 18.1 innings with the Brewers. He's pitched parts of 5 seasons in the big leagues, posting a 3.68 ERA and 86:46 K/BB ratio across 122.1 innings pitched. If he clears waivers and is outrighted, Scahill will become a minor league free agent.
Statistics courtesy of Baseball-Reference