The Milwaukee Brewers have landed CC Sabathia from the Indians for a package of prospects.
Sabathia, last years AL Cy Young winner, will join the Brewers to make his first start tomorrow night.
The Indians received a deal centered around last years #7 overall pick Matt LaPorta. Going with LaPorta are Zach Jackson, Rob Bryson, and a PTBNL (which is rumored to be Taylor Green).
The Brewers are expected to negotiate with Sabathia about an extension, but would be happy to pick up an extra first rounder if the pitcher test the free agent market.
LaPorta was playing left field for the Brewers Double A team, but will probably move back to his natural position at first base in the Indians system. He’s expected to join Double A Akron.
I’d also speculate that Ben Sheets will be out after the season, especially if Sabathia is re-signed.