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Brewers finalize David Phelps trade with Phillies, release Jake Faria

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As previously reported, the Brewers officially get three lottery tickets from the Phillies while releasing an older one

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We’ve known (unofficially) who the Brewers were getting back from the Philadelphia Phillies in return for David Phelps, and now we officially know.

Adam McCalvy was the first to report those names in the days after the trade, which was technically for 3 players to be named later until today.

As Brad covered shortly after the trade, all three are very young arms — the oldest is Ramey, who just turned 20 years old — that could generally be described as lottery tickets. If one of the three turn into a big league arm, this deal would be considered a win for the Brewers.

The trade has not worked out well for the Phillies. Phelps has given up 8 runs on 9 hits — 5 of them home runs — in 6.1 innings over 7 appearances since the deal.

Faria was a lottery ticket in his own way, although more like one of the cheaper ones with a maximum prize of something like $50. He was on his last option year when the Brewers acquired him from Tampa Bay for Jesus Aguilar and appeared in 9 games for the Brewers last year after the deal, allowing 11 runs in 8.2 innings.

He had better luck in Triple-A, with 2 earned runs in 7.2 innings in San Antonio, but it was clear he was quickly falling down the organizational depth chart. The Brewers DFAed Faria in the offseason and outrighted him to the minors prior to his release today.

Statistics courtesy of Baseball-Reference