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Milwaukee Brewers acquire Christian Yelich for four prospects, including Brinson and Harrison

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The Brewers are going for it.

MLB: Miami Marlins at Arizona Diamondbacks Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Well folks, the stove is finally cooking now:

Yelich, 26, is under team control for another five seasons and is a career .290/.369/.432 hitter with 59 home runs and 72 stolen bases across 2812 MLB plate appearances with the Miami Marlins.

In return for the star, the Marlins will reportedly receive a package involving #1 Brewers prospect Lewis Brinson, among other players.

We’ll continue to follow this story as it develops.

Updates:

The deal is official:

The Brewers gave up their #1, #3, and #6 prospects according to Baseball Prospectus in Brinson, Harrison, and Diaz. Yamamoto is an undersized right-hander who won the Carolina League ERA title last season and has been getting ranked in the #20-25 range within Milwaukee’s system. It looks like Milwaukee gave up a significant haul for Yelich, who is a proven commodity and star-caliber producer at the MLB. David Stearns talks about getting young, controllable talent, and that’s what Yelich is.

We’ll have to wait and see if this move winds up being the start of a chain reaction of events surrounding our beloved local nine, but we can now say one thing for sure:

THE REBUILD IS OVER.