3. RHP Tyler Mahle
Tyler Mahle had a good start to the 2023 MLB season, making five starts for the Minnesota Twins with a 3.16 ERA before leaving a game early in April with right posterior elbow soreness. He then was placed on the 60-day injured list and underwent Tommy John surgery that ended his season.
A talented pitcher with a career 4.30 ERA would be a useful and experienced addition for the Brew Crew. Coming off of season ending surgery is of course a risk for any team to take but if they can help Mahle put up stats around his career averages then he will be a great addition.
For Mahle, he has only appeared in nine games across the previous two seasons and so may find himself on a 'prove-it' kind of deal. This is where it would play into the Brewers hands with them being able to get him on a cheaper deal than other pitchers that are available having only earned $7.5MM last season and having season ending surgery.
I think Mahle would be a sneaky pickup and can be slowly integrated into the rotation following his long-period out. If the offer is right for the front office and they can get him at a cut-price then they may be looking to add him into the rotation and provide some depth to a group that needs it while also adding some upside.