Gio Gonzalez Reportedly Traded from Nationals to Brewers

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured ColumnistAugust 31, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 19: Gio Gonzalez #47 of the Washington Nationals pitches against the Miami Marlins during the second inning at Nationals Park on August 19, 2018 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
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The Washington Nationals reportedly agreed to trade starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez to the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday, according to The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal.

The Nationals will receive minor-league infielder Gilbert Lara and minor-league catcher KJ Harrison in exchange for Gonzalez, per USA Today's Bob Nightengale

The move will bolster a Brewers staff that has been decimated by injuries to Brent Suter (Tommy John surgery) and Jimmy Nelson (shoulder surgery).

An 11-year veteran, Gonzalez is 7-11 with a 4.57 ERA and 1.53 WHIP this season. He's logged his highest walk rate per nine innings (4.3) since 2009.

He's been especially shaky since the All-Star break with a 6.55 ERA, 32 strikeouts and 22 walks across 44 innings.

But with few options ahead of Friday's waiver trade deadline, the Brewers couldn't be picky as they continue to pursue a National League playoff spot.

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