The Baltimore Orioles have sold second baseman Jonathan Schoop to Milwaukee Brewers
In return, Baltimore acquired experienced second baseman Jonathan Villar, plus right-hander Luis Ortiz and shortstop Jean Carmona, both minor leagues.  Schoop, 26, hit 244 with 17 homers and 40 RBIs for the Orioles this season.
Baltimore Orioles right-handed starter Kevin Gausman and Darren O & # 39; Day were traded against the Atlanta Braves in exchange for four minor leagueurs and international slot money
Two affordable bowlers who leave the AL East in last-minute blockbusters – the latest Pirate and Brave – should pay off for the next few years.
At All-Star in 2017, Schoop missed out a part of the first half of this season with a weird load, but he has been heating up since the All-Star break. His nine homers in July are tied for second in the majors behind Matt Carpenter of the St. Louis Cardinals (10).
The trade is the second the Brewers have made for an Infielder in the last few days after Friday's deal for Mike Moustakas of the Kansas City Royals. It also gives them an abundance of infields, and also the third baseman Travis Shaw is in the team. Schoop has played two major league games at Shortstop.
He is entitled to arbitration in 2019 and may meet with free agency after this season.
Milwaukee (62-47) entered Tuesday's action a game behind first-place Chicago Cubs in the NL Central
The Orioles are at the opposite end of the spectrum. They entered Tuesday's 42 games behind the Boston Red Sox of first place in the AL East.
According to Elias Sports Bureau, the last team to have played at least 40 games from first at the end of July 1962 was the New York Mets (26-76, 43 games out)
Baltimore has had several big names in recent weeks Manny Machado (Los Angeles Dodgers), Zach Britton (New York Yankees), Brad Brach and Kevin Gausman (Atlanta Braves) Schoop on their way out.
Villar is in his sixth season in the majors and had a NL Best 62 steals in 2016. He beats .261 with 26 runs and six home runs this season.
Ortiz, a first-round draft pick from Texas in 2014, has a 3.71 ERA with 65 strikeouts in 68 innings for Double-A Biloxi this season. He is the seventh rated prospect in the Brewers system, per MLB pipeline. Carmona, 18, from the Dominican Republic, scores .239 with 28 runs for Helena of the Rookie League. He was Milwaukee's 14th prospect.