Marcos Diplan was designated for assignment earlier this week to make room for Jordan Lyles on the 40-man roster, and with there no longer being a waiver trade period, had to be traded today if the Brewers wanted anything for him.
It turns out they did just that, although not for much.
#Brewers trading Marcos Diplan to #MNTwins for cash considerations, sources tell The Athletic.— Robert Murray (@ByRobertMurray) July 31, 2019
Diplan was struggling this year in Double-A Biloxi, putting up a 4.99 ERA in 57.2 innings while striking out 63, but walking 37. The organization seemed to have soured on the idea of him ever developing into a starter this year.
MLB Pipeline ranked Diplan as the Brewers’ #21 prospect, which might be more an indictment on the Brewers’ farm system than it is a statement on his potential.
Diplan was originally acquired in the Yovani Gallardo trade, coming to Milwaukee with Corey Knebel and Luis Sardinas.