(AP, WJLA) — The Milwaukee Brewers acquired utilityman Jerry Hairston Jr. from the Washington Nationals for a prospect to shore up their depth after injuries to two regulars.
Brewers general manager Doug Melvin calls the 35-year-old Hairston is a versatile player who has experience at every position except pitcher and catcher. Hairston is hitting .268 with four homers and 24 RBIs in 75 games with Washington this season.
The Nationals will receive Erik Komatsu, who was hitting .294 with six homers and 40 RBIs in 93 games at Double-A Huntsville.
The Brewers will pick up the remainder of Hairston's $2 million salary.
The Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline is Sunday.