The Tampa Bay Rays have a deal to acquire first baseman Jesus Aguilar from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for pitcher Jake Faria, according to ESPN's Jeff Passan.
Aguilar, 29, could fill the Rays' wish for another powerful right-handed bat, although he is hitting just .225 with eight home runs in 94 games this season. He is trying to find his 2018 form, when he smashed 35 home runs with 108 RBIs for Milwaukee.
Aguilar is a career .256 hitter with 59 home runs — all of which came in the past three seasons for the Brewers. He spent parts of three seasons (2014-16) with the Cleveland Indians, appearing in 35 games.
Faria, 26, has a 2.70 ERA in seven relief outings this season, striking out 11 in 10 innings. He is 9-8 with a 4.18 ERA in three seasons with the Rays, including 26 starts.
Brewers add pitching
The Brewers continued to add pitching, trading for San Francisco Giants' left-hander Drew Pomeranz and reliever Ray Black in exchange for minor league prospect Mauricio Dubon, according to reports.
Dubon, a middle infielder, was ranked as the Brewers' third-best prospect, as ranked by MLB Pipeline.
Milwaukee acquired right-hander Jordan Lyles from the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday and had a reported deadline-day deal for Tampa Bay Rays reliever Jake Faria.
Pomeranz, 30, is 2-9 with a 5.68 ERA in his first season with the Giants, transitioning well to the bullpen after making 17 starts. He has thrown 5 1/3 scoreless innings, allowing one hit, in four consecutive relief appearances.
He signed with San Francisco in the offseason after two-plus season in Boston, where he posted a career-best 17 victories for the Red Sox in 2017.
The ninth-year veteran has a career mark of 46-57 and a 4.09 ERA, pitching for the Colorado Rockies (2011-2013), Oakland A's (2014-15), San Diego Padres (2016), Boston (2016-18) and San Francisco.
Black, 29, appeared in two games for the Giants this season, allowing a run in two innings. The right-hander had a 6.04 ERA in 25 1/3 career innings across the past two seasons.
Dubon, 25, made his major league debut on July 7 and played in two games for the Brewers, going hitless in two at-bats. He was hitting .297 with an .809 OPS and 16 home runs in 98 games at Triple-A San Antonio.