On Tuesday, the Milwaukee Brewers traded outfielder Hunter Renfroe to the Los Angeles Angels for three pitchers. The trade has been disclosed by each team.
The previous season, Renfroe, 30, hit.255/.315/.492 (126 OPS+) with 29 home runs in 125 games for Milwaukee. That followed a 2021 season in which the Red Sox hit 31 home runs. Renfroe averaged 36 home runs per 162 games played in his seven-year MLB career.
Renfroe is set to become a free agent following the 2023 season and becomes arbitrage-eligible this winter. For the Angels, Renfroe joins a starting outfield lineup that already features Taylor Ward and Mike Trout, two perennial candidates for the MVP, as well as Jo Adell and Mickey Moniak as potential backups. Renfroe’s salary is expected to increase significantly from the $7.65 million he earned during the previous season.
Right-handers Janson Junk and Elvis Peguero as well as left-hander Adam Seminaris are given to Milwaukee. In six starts and one relief appearance over the course of two seasons with the Angels, Junk, 26, has a 4.74 ERA.
With a total of 19 2/3 innings worked at the highest level, Peguero, 24, has a 9.15 ERA. With a 4.14 ERA in 39 starts and five relief appearances across portions of two minor-league seasons, Seminaris, 24, is a former fifth-round pick. He attained Triple-A status last season.