Well, the deal is now official, the Milwaukee Brewers have acquired right-handed reliever Fautino De Los Santos from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for the recently optioned George Kottaras. De Los Santos will report to Triple-A Nashville for assignment.
De Los Santos has spent the better part of 2012 with Triple-A Sacramento, where he was 1-3 with a 7.25 ERA in 28 relief appearances after beginning the season on the Athletics’ Opening Day roster and posting a 3.00 ERA in 6 games. He was optioned on April 24.
It is unclear at this point if the plan is to keep De Los Santos in Triple-A for the time being, or if this is just a temporary move on the part of the team while they sort out the mess that currently is the bullpen.
Cream City Cables will continue to keep you updated on all of the latest trades and rumors as we approach the trade deadline.