The Mets and Brewers completed July's Francisco Rodriguez trade today, as the Mets announced that they've acquired pitchers Danny Ray Herrera and Adrian Rosario from Milwaukee according to Adam McCalvy of MLB.com. The trade was initially completed with two players to be named later going to New York, but now we've discovered that Herrera and Rosario are those two players.
Herrera, 26, has been in Triple-A for most of the past two years after a solid season with the Cincinnati Reds back in 2009. The Brewers acquired Herrera off waivers this season, and now he's joining his third organization of the year with the completion of this deal. Known primarily for his size (he's 5-foot-6) and lack of velocity (average fastball comes in below 84 MPH), Herrera has put up exceptional numbers throughout his Triple-A career and may still be able to succeed with command and strong secondary pitches.
Rosario, 21, spent his first full year in pro ball this season and has flashed mix results. He began the year as a starter in High Single-A ball but struggled to the tune of a 5.70 ERA in 66 innings. The Brewers demoted him Single-A and converted him to the bullpen, where he's thrived by posting a 1.34 ERA in 34 innings. The Orioles claimed Rosario in the Rule 5 draft last year, but he failed to make the big league club and was returned to Milwaukee. Now he's joining the Mets, who will presumably continue to develop him as a reliever.