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Brewers could be looking to trade for two Twins infielders

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Is David Stearns looking to acquire Eduardo Escobar and Brian Dozier?

Tampa Bay Rays v Minnesota Twins Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

The Milwaukee Brewers have an obvious need in the infield, and they could be looking at their neighbors to the north for help. Ken Rosenthal says that one team has asked the Minnesota Twins about getting both Brian Dozier and Eduardo Escobar and he guesses that it’s our beloved Brewers.

The two middle infielder would offer a huge upgrade to Milwaukee’s offense. Escobar is in the middle of one of his best seasons while splitting time between shortstop and third base. He currently sports a line of .273/.332/.506 with a wRC+ of 122.

On the other hand, Dozier is having an uncharacteristically bad season. He’s an adequate enough defender, but his offense has been poor. He has a slash of .225/.310/.414 with a wRC+ of 95. That’s still better than the players playing second now. He has shown improvement in the last few weeks. Since the first of July, Dozier has hit .262/.338/.554 with five homers.

Both players are rentals, and would hit free agency after the season. Unlike Manny Machado, it’s not unlikely that the Brewers could resign at least one after the season.