Brewers Complete Trade With Mets For Outfielder Mark Canha

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The Milwaukee Brewers have completed another trade to help address their offensive needs, acquiring Mets outfielder Mark Canha.

Brewers GM Matt Arnold has been on the search to fix his struggling offense coming into the Trade Deadline. He first acquired Carlos Santana from the Pirates and now he's brought in Canha from the Mets.

In return for Canha, the Brewers traded minor league pitcher Justin Jarvis. The Athletic's Will Sammon was first to report the trade.

The Milwaukee Brewers addressed their offense by trading for outfielder Mark Canha.

Mark Canha is going to be a nice addition to the Brewers offense. He's having a solid, even if unspectacular year this year. Although he's on a bad team and that could be impacting his results. Overall, Canha's hitting .245 on the year with a .725 OPS, a 102 OPS+, and six home runs. He's striking out at a career-low 17.2% clip.

Canha has experience this season playing in left field, right field, first base, and third base. He's versatile on the corners although he doesn't grade out particularly well at any spot.

GM Matt Arnold has discussed his desire to get quality all around players and he didn't want to detract from the team's strengths of pitching and defense. Canha's poor defense may make him a stronger candidate to get at-bats at DH instead of being out in the field.

Going back to New York is pitching prospect Justin Jarvis. Jarvis was a 5th round pick out of high school back in 2018. His prospect status underwent a resurgence in the last year or so as he's gained some helium. The Brewers decide to cash in on Jarvis' value being at its peak.

MLB Pipeline had Jarvis ranked as the Brewers' 30th overall prospect, but he was slated to make a big jump when they re-ranked the systems. Baseball America has done their re-rank and they had Jarvis as 12th in the system.

Rumors about the Brewers and Canha had been circulating for a while and Milwaukee had interest in him in the past. Canha is making $11.5MM this year but the Mets are paying down the remainder of this year's salary. He also has a club option for 2024 valued at $11.5MM and has a $2MM buyout on that option that Milwaukee will pay.

There's still time before the Deadline on Tuesday for the Brewers to make more moves if they want to.

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