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Brewers acquire Gio Gonzalez from Nationals

Milwaukee finally gets its frontline starter it needs for two prospects.

MLB: Washington Nationals at Philadelphia Phillies Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

The Brewers have reached an agreement to acquire starter Gio Gonzalez from the Nationals for two minor league players, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic and Jamal Collier of

The Brewers have been needing a frontline starter to add to their rotation. They added reliever Xavier Cedeno from the White Sox earlier today and claimed Jordan Lyles off waivers from the Padres at the beginning of the month. During the non-waiver deadline, they acquired star third baseman Mike Moustakas and second baseman Jonathan Schoop.

But now, they are hoping Gonzalez, who had multiple clubs interested in him, can help them get into the playoffs for the first time since 2011, despite him not performing at a high level this season.

The 32-year-old Gonzalez has gone 7-11 with a 4.57 ERA and a 1.53 WHIP in 145 2⁄3 innings pitched after posting a 15-9 mark, a 2.96 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP in 2017 — his best season since his first one in Washington in 2012 when he led the majors with 21 wins, a 2.82 FIP and 0.4 home runs per nine innings and led the National League with 9.3 strikeouts per nine innings.

With Gonzalez, the Brewers now have a rotation of him, Chase Anderson, Jhoulys Chacin, Junior Guerra and Wade Miley.