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Brewers acquire Burke Badenhop from Rays for Raul Mondesi, Jr.

Dec 1, 2012, 1:29 PM EST

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The Brewers announced this afternoon that they have acquired right-hander Burke Badenhop from the Rays in exchange for minor league outfielder Raul Mondesi, Jr.

Badenhop, who turns 30 in February, posted a solid 3.03 ERA and 42/12 K/BB ratio over 62 1/3 innings out the Rays’ bullpen this past season. With a career ground ball rate of 55.3 percent, he should be a nice fit in the middle innings for the Brewers. He earned $1.075 million in 2012 and is arbitration-eligible for the third time this winter.

Mondesi, the 20-year-old son of former major league outfielder Raul Mondesi, has a .243/.305/.371 batting line and a .675 OPS over his first three seasons in pro ball. He’s not as highly regarded as his 17-year-old brother Adalberto Mondesi, who got a $2 million bonus from the Royals last summer. Yes, mark this down as the latest thing that makes everyone feel as old as dirt.

  1. raysfan1 - Dec 1, 2012 at 1:33 PM

    Raul Mondesi. The kid’s inherited one of the most fun names to say in baseball.

    • Sign Ahead - Dec 1, 2012 at 6:32 PM

      Burke Badenhop’s not too bad either.

  2. jjpileggi - Dec 1, 2012 at 3:39 PM

    Very, very old…..

    John Pileggi

  3. matckeeper - Dec 1, 2012 at 10:59 PM

    This is a win for the Brewers

    • indaburg - Dec 2, 2012 at 12:15 AM

      I agree. I don’t get this deal at all.

  4. Old Gator - Dec 2, 2012 at 1:08 AM

    I didn’t even know that Mondesi was still alive.

    Meanwhile, Badenhop continues to move further and further away from Macondo, kinda like a probe.

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