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What We Learned: Brewers make first trade before deadline

The Brewers made their first acquisition before the trade deadline by picking up Joakim Soria. We look at that and more in today’s What We Learned.

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Joakim Soria Trade

Brewers trade Kodi Medeiros, Wilber Perez to White Sox for Joakim Soria
Jaymes L, BCB

What to Expect: Joakim Soria’s Role with the Brewers
Ben Reagan, BCB

Poll: What do you think of the Brewers acquisition of Joakim Soria?
-JP-, BCB

Milwaukee Acquires Soria from White Sox
Dan Szymborski, FanGraphs

White Sox trade Joakim Soria to Brewers for prospects Kodi Medeiros, Wilber Perez
Jason Kinander, Minor League Ball

Trading for Joakim Soria is likely just the beginning for the Brewers
Robert Murray, The Athletic ($)

Rubbing Mud: Joakim Soria, Slider Monster
Matthew Trueblood, Baseball Prospectus

Soria Prospects: Medeiros and Perez
Kyle Lesniewski, BP Milwaukee

Who are the Brewers getting in Joakim Soria?
Justin Schultz, The First Out At Third

Where does Kodi Medeiros, pitching prospect acquired in Joakim Soria trade, rank in White Sox farm system?
NBC Sports Chicago


Other Trade Rumors

Report: Brewers discussing Zack Wheeler and Asrubal Cabrera with Mets
Jaymes L, BCB

Report: Milwaukee Brewers in ongoing talks to acquire Matt Harvey
Brad Ford, BCB

Kyle Gibson could become target in talks between Brewers and Twins, per report
Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

David Stearns says Brewers are active in trade talks, optimistic about getting a deal done
Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

A setback for Zach Davies means the Brewers are in serious need of another starter
Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Inside Baseball: Phillies, Brewers struggle to compete with Yankees, Dodgers in trade market
Jon Heyman, Fancred Sports

Roster Moves

Milwaukee Brewers option Jorge Lopez, recall Orlando Arcia
Brad Ford, BCB

Orlando Arcia returns to the Milwaukee Brewers, starts at shortstop
Brad Ford, BCB

Milwaukee Brewers activate Junior Guerra and Eric Thames, option Brandon Woodruff and Nate Orf
-JP-, BCB

Milwaukee Brewers recall Freddy Peralta, option Brett Phillips
Kyle Lesniewski, BCB FanShot

Milwaukee Brewers Injury Updates: July 24, 2018
-JP-, BCB

Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Zach Davies suffers another setback in rehab
-JP-, BCB FanShot


Past Brewers

As Trevor Hoffman heads into the Hall of Fame, a look back at his best moments with the Brewers
JR Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Prince returns to Miller Park, honored by Crew
Adam McCalvy, Brewers.com

Prince’s 10 most memorable Brewers homers
Adam McCalvy, Brewers.com

Brewers Honor Jenkins, Fielder, Dalton and Melvin
Caitlin Moyer, Cait Covers the Bases


Other News and Notes

Series Preview: Milwaukee Brewers @ San Francisco Giants
Jaymes L, BCB

Arcia and Santana and Messing with Service Time
Brew Crew Buster, BCB FanPost

Brewers remain thrilled with Miller Park — and its roof — as home venue: Schlesinger
Rich Kirchen, Milwaukee Business Journal

Brewers: Living and dying by the home run in July
Ricardo Torres, Journal Times

Searching for Brandon Woodruff
Seth Victor, BP Milwaukee

Runs Prevented: Guerra vs Hellickson
Nicholas Zettel, BP Milwaukee


Minor League Notes

Milwaukee Brewers Daily Prospect Report: Monday, July 23
Milwaukee Brewers Daily Prospect Report: Tuesday, July 23
Milwaukee Brewers Daily Prospect Report: Wednesday, July 25
Milwaukee Brewers Daily Prospect Report: Thursday, July 26
Brad Ford, BCB

MLB Pipeline updates the Top 30 prospects for the Milwaukee Brewers
Brad Ford, BCB

Brewers Top-30... and 40... and 50... one person’s opinion.
justthestatsman, BCB FanPost

Relief Riser: Miguel Sanchez
Noah Nofz, BP Milwaukee

NL Central Standings

Team W L GB Recent Upcoming
Team W L GB Recent Upcoming
Cardinals 90 69 - 9/26: No Game 9/27-9/29: vs. Cubs
Brewers 89 70 1.0 9/26: Brewers 5, Reds 3 9/27-9/29: @ Rockies
Cubs 82 77 7.5 9/26: Pirates 9, Cubs 5 9/27-9/29: @ Cardinals
Reds 73 86 16.5 9/26: Brewers 5, Reds 3 9/27-9/29: @ Pirates
Pirates 68 91 23.5 9/26: Pirates 9, Cubs 5 9/27-9/29: vs. Reds