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NL Central: Brewers add Adam Walker, Phillips’ future

The latest from around the National League Central.

MLB: Fall Star Game Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Milwaukee acquired Adam Walker off waivers from the Twins on Friday, according to Phil Miller of The Star Tribune.

Walker, 25, was drafted in the third round in 2012 and boasts a notable amount of power. However, he has proven to be a liability at the plate, striking out in 202 of his 531 plate appearances last season.

Over 132 games in Triple-A last year, Walker batted .243/.305/.479 with 27 home runs and 75 RBIs.

More from around the National League Central:

  • Kris Bryant’s first two seasons with the Cubs are very similar to the first two years of Joe DiMaggio’s career.

  • A lineup that is more balanced could prove to be more beneficial for the Cardinals entering 2017.

  • The Pirates are interested in Derek Holland, who had option declined by the Rangers.

  • Several clubs are reportedly considering trading for Junior Guerra, but it’s unclear if the Brewers are open to moving him.