Brewers acquire Jordan Lyles from Pirates

The Brewers needed a starting pitcher

The Brewers reinforced their opening rotation by acquiring the right Jordan Lyle of the Pirates on Monday.

Milwaukee sent right-handed 25-year-old Cody Pence to Pittsburgh and who is in his first full season as a reliever.

Lyles, 28, briefly launched the Brewers last season after Milwaukee claimed him from the San Diego waivers list. The ninth of the leader Craig Counsell declined the US $ 3.5 million option for 2019 from Lyles, who signed with the Pirates.

With Pittsburgh this year, Lyles is 5-7 with a 5.36 ERA in 17 starts. In his first nine presentations, he achieved an average of clean runs of .189, but since then he has recorded 9.57 in nine starts.

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