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Brewers, D-Backs swap Jean Segura, Aaron Hill in 5-player deal

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Arizona has reportedly been hoping to move a second baseman.

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Arizona has reportedly been hoping to move a second baseman and did so Saturday, trading Aaron Hill, Isan Diaz and starter Chase Anderson to Milwaukee in exchange for shortstop Jean Segura and reliever Tyler Wagner.

Both clubs confirmed the deal, which ESPN's Keith Law was among the first to report.

Hill, 33, is set to earn $12 million in 2016. The Brewers will receive cash considerations to cover some of Hill's 2016 salary.

Chris Owings and Brandon Drury could both play second base, and as recently as last week, the Diamondbacks were thought to be interested in Howie Kendrick. Kendrick signed with the Dodgers on Friday.

Hill notably struggled last season, batting .230/.295/.345 to complement six home runs and 39 RBIs over 116 contests. He is a career .268 hitter, though, and could be a bounce back candidate heading into this season.

Milwaukee also gets an efficient middle of the rotation arm in Anderson, who pitched to a 4.30 ERA and 4.14 FIP over 152.2 innings in 2015. Anderson is 28 and, despite the fact he has only pitched for two seasons in the majors, could prove to be a valuable veteran addition to the Brewers' pitching staff.

Diaz was the 70th overall pick in the 2014 June amateur draft. At 19, he batted .360/.436/.640 to complement 13 home runs and 51 RBIs over 68 games in Single-A. Diaz could emerge as one of Milwaukee's top prospects and might be their future shortstop.

While the Diamondbacks were able to move Hill, they were also able to add a veteran infielder in return. Segura batted .257/.281/.336 to complement six home runs and 50 RBIs last season. He has also proven to be valuable on the base paths, stealing at least 20 bases the last three seasons.

Wagner, 25, pitched to a 7.24 ERA and 4.89 FIP over 13.2 major league innings with the Brewers last season. However, he pitched to a 2.25 ERA over 152.1 Double-A innings and could be a candidate to join Arizona's bullpen.