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MLB: Brewers trade for Rays’ Miller

The Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday acquired infielder Brad Miller and cash from the Tampa Bay Rays for first baseman-outfielder Ji-Man Choi.

Miller, who was cut by Tampa Bay on Thursday, was assigned to triple-A Colorado Springs. He was hitting .256 with five home runs and 21 runs batted in.

Mostly a shortstop, he has started at every position in the majors except catcher and pitcher.

Miller hit 30 home runs for the Rays in 2016, but dipped to nine last year.

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Choi hit .233 with two home runs and five RBIs for Milwaukee, including a pinch-hit grand slam against the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday.

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The Minnesota Twins sent first baseman Joe Mauer to triple-A Rochester for a rehab assignment as he works his way back from a cervical neck strain and concussion symptoms. ... Cleveland Indians right-hander Corey Kluber (10-2) is 5-0 with a 0.76 earned-run average in five starts against American League Central opponents this season and has won his last 11 decisions against teams from the division. ... Seattle Mariners left-hander James Paxton (6-1) has given up only 14 earned runs over 632/3 innings and is 5-0 over his last nine starts. ... Before a 2-0 loss to the San Francisco Giants on Sunday, Washington Nationals right-hander Max Scherzer (10-2) had won nine consecutive decisions since his last loss, on April 4.


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