The Milwaukee Brewers will have someone new manning right field in 2023. On Tuesday, the Brewers dealt outfielder Hunter Renfroe to the Los Angeles Angels for three pitching prospects.
Renfroe, who is arbitration eligible and was tendered a contract by Milwaukee last week, spent just one season with the team. The Brewers acquired the outfielder from Boston last December for Jackie Bradley Jr. and two prospects.
In 125 games with Milwaukee, Renfroe slashed .255/.315/.492 with 29 home runs. He also had 11 outfield assists, which was second most in the National League.
In return for Renfroe, the Brewers received right-handers Janson Junk and Elvis Peguero and left-hander Adam Seminaris.
Junk, who was ranked as the Angels’ No. 16 prospect by MLB Pipeline, was a 22nd-round pick by the New York Yankees in 2017 and dealt to the Angels at the trade deadline in 2021 for Andrew Heaney. He made 16 appearances with 15 starts at Triple-A Salt Lake City this season, recording a 4.64 ERA, 1.290 WHIP and 8.4 K/0 in 73 2/3 innings. Junk, who turns 27 in January, also toiled 8 1/3 innings for the Angels, allowing six runs with 11 strikeouts.
Peguero, 26 in March, also pitched in the majors in 2022. In 17 1/3 innings he gave up 16 runs (13 earned) on 23 hits with 12 strikeouts. In 44 1/3 inning with Salt Lake he had a 2.84 ERA< 1.060 WHIP and 10.2 K/9.
Seminaris, 24, was a fifth-round pick by the Angels in 2020. He pitched at three different levels in 2022, compiling a 3.54 ERA over 101 2/3 innings.
"We are happy to welcome three quality young arms to our organization, two of which are already on the major-league roster and have a chance to impact our team in 2023," senior vice president and general manager Matt Arnold said in a statement. "The ability to add pitching depth to an already strong stable of big-league arms is something we feel good about."
Milwaukee’s farm system is top-heavy in prospects, with Sal Frelick and Garrett Mitchell expected to contribute in 2023.