Brewers, Mariners make trade

Infielder Luis Sardinas hit.196 last season during a brief sting with the Brewers but otherwise performed well in Triple-A

New Milwaukee Brewers general manager David Stearns has orchestrated his third trade in three days, sending infielder Luis Sardinas to the Seattle Mariners for outfielder Ramon Flores.

The Milwaukee Brewers have made their third trade involving players this week.

The infielder heads to Seattle after less than a year in the Brewers' organization. Still, what Sardinas lacks in hitting, he more than makes up for in defensive prowess and he will more than likely push incumbent Ketel Marte for occasional starts at shortstop next season. He batted. 282 with 17 doubles, 16 steals and 33 RBIs at Triple-A Colorado Springs. He was acquired by the Brewers from Texas, along with RHP Corey Knebel and RHP Marcos Diplan, in exchange for right-handed pitcher Yovani Gallardo and cash considerations on last January 19.

Sardiñas, 22, batted. 196 with 0 HR and 4 RBI in 36 games during two stints with Milwaukee this season (5/15-6/8 and 9/8-end). He does have a minor league option left.

Flores' 12 games of Major League Baseball experience come from his time previous year with the NY Yankees. He made his big league debut on May 30 and hit. He played extremely well for Class AAA Tacoma, hitting. Earlier this week, they traded part-time closer, Tom Wilhelmsen, outfielder James Jones and a player to be named to the Texas Rangers in exchange for center fielder Leonys Martin and right-hander Anthony Bass.