The trade deadline is a crazy time of the year. There is a lot to keep track of and sometimes moves get lost in all the madness. It is always interesting to see which players are traded and where their new homes will be.
And while a handful of current Brewers were moved at this year's trade deadline, several former ones moved to new teams, or at least moved on from their old teams, as well. In this article we will highlight six former Milwaukee players who fall into the latter category.
Here are six Brewers players involved in transactions at the 2023 MLB trade deadline.
1. Mark Mathias Traded to the San Francisco Giants
A season ago the Brewers parted ways with Mark Mathias and Antoine Kelly in order to acquire Matt Bush. Mathias is now on the move to San Francisco, but AJ Pollock was the real target for the Giants in this trade.
2. Jace Peterson Traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks
During the offseason, On Base Jace signed a two-year deal with the Oakland Athletics. The A's have now flipped him to the west coast in exchange for minor league pitcher Chad Patrick.
3. Ji Man Choi Traded to the San Diego Padres
Despite dealing with an Achilles issue most of this season, the Padres elected to upgrade their offense by bringing in first baseman Ji Man Choi from the Pittsburgh Pirates.
4. Jean Segura Traded to the Cleveland Guardians
After inking a big contract with the Miami Marlins, Jean Segura has struggled this season. Miami elected to send him and former top prospect Kahlil Watson to Cleveland in exchange for Josh Bell. This move was payroll related as the Guardians immediately released Segura and he is now a free agent.
5. Kolten Wong DFA'd by the Seattle Mariners
Seattle acquired Kolten Wong via trade with the Brewers during the offseason in which Milwaukee got Jesse Winker and Abraham Toro. This trade has not worked out well for either side and Wong is the first domino to fall. Winker is currently on the IL and could meet a similar fate in the future.
6. Manny Pina DFA'd by the Oakland Athletics
36-year-old catcher Manny Pina has struggled with injury this year and, upon being activated from a wrist injury, the A's designated him for assignment. He has a $4.5MM salary this season and will likely go unclaimed on waivers. His value right now is a defensive replacement.
Of the six Brewers players mentioned, three of them are currently without new homes. The league moves fast, so it is always interesting to see what is going on with former Milwaukee players. Hopefully Seguara, Wong, and Pina are picked up by new teams this year.