Brewers trade infielder Abraham Toro to Athletics

Abraham Toro (Craig Chapman, Wikimedia Commons)

According to Rogers Sportsnet on Wednesday, the Milwaukee Brewers traded infielder Abraham Toro of Longueuil, Quebec to the Oakland Athletics for minor league pitcher Chad Patrick. Toro is joining his fourth Major League team following three seasons with the Houston Astros (2019 to 2021), two seasons with the Seattle Mariners (2021 to 2022), and one season with the Milwaukee Brewers (2023). He is an asset to Oakland because he can play second base and third base.

In nine games with the Brewers in 2023, Toro batted .444 with two home runs and nine runs batted in. During 21 plate appearances and 18 at bats, he scored four runs and had eight hits, two walks, 14 total bases, one hit by pitch, an on base percentage of .524 and a slugging percentage of .778. Toro spent most of the season with the Nashville Sounds of the International League (Brewers AAA affiliate), but had a significant impact in a game in Canada against the Toronto Blue Jays on May 31. In this game, Toro hit a home run in a 4-2 Brewers win. This was Toro’s third home run in Toronto with three different teams. He also hit a dinger in a 2-0 Astros win over the Blue Jays on September 1, 2019, and in a 5-1 Mariners win over the Blue Jays on May 18, 2022.

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