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The Milwaukee Brewers have upgraded their bullpen with the addition of Joakim Soria in a trade with the Chicago White Sox.Milwaukee Brewers BrewersRHP Joakim Soria has been acquired from the Chicago White Sox in exchange for LHP Kodi Medeiros and RHP Wilber P茅rez. uueKGrrdG7According to Ken Rosenthal of the Athletic http://www.indiansfanproshop.com/authentic-trevor-bauer-jersey , the White Sox also sent $1 million to cover part of the $3.25 million owed to the reliever for the rest of this season.Mark Feinsand of MLB.com first reported news of a deal to trade Soria on Thursday.The 34-year-old is in the midst of one of his best seasons in years, producing a 2.56 ERA in 40 appearances with 16 saves. He also has 49 strikeouts in 38.2 innings.Soria is in the last season of a three-year deal initially signed with the Kansas City Royals in 2016, but he struggled with consistency over the past two years and was traded to Chicago in January as part of a three-team deal.He has been much better in his new location, increasing his strikeout rate and lowering his walk rate while also working in more high-leverage situations.While he isn't quite as effective as he was earlier in his career as a two-time All-Star who earned Cy Young and MVP votes in 2010, he should be another quality piece to a Milwaukee bullpen that was already one of the best in the league.The Brewers entered Thursday with a 3.31 bullpen ERA, which ranks fifth best in the majors, perESPN.While the team is currently 2.5 games behind the Chicago Cubs for first place in the NL Central, this type of move could help secure the first playoff berth for the franchise since 2011.Soriaalso has a $10 million option for 2019 if he remains effective with the Brewers, but a $1 million buyout if they decline the option.Meanwhile Edwin Encarnacion Jersey , Chicago adds to one of the top farm systems in baseball.Kodi Medeiroswas considered the Brewers' No. 13 prospect byMLB.com, and he's pitching well in Double-A with 3.14 ERA in 103.1 innings. The 22-year-old left-hander could be a quality starter in the majors within the next couple of years.Wilber Perez is more of an unknown as he's still pitching in the Dominican Republic, but the 20-year-oldrightypossesses quality upside to help complete this deal. DENVER (AP) — Opposing managers Dave Roberts and Bud Black are close friends. Star infielders Nolan Arenado and Paul Goldschmidt talk all the time.Just maybe not so much right now.This NL West title chase is serious business and shaping up to go down to the wire. Colorado holds a 1 1/2-game lead over Los Angeles and stretched its margin to 4 1/2 over Arizona by taking three of four this week. The Rockies are aiming for their first division title in franchise history.“I expected us to be in this position,” Arenado said . “I thought we had the type of players who could do something like this.”Typically, Dodgers left-hander Rich Hill doesn’t start looking at the standings until mid-September. He made an exception after his win over the Rockies on Sunday, just to see where things stood.It’s scoreboard-watching season.“We have a beautiful scoreboard out there,” Rockies manager Black cracked. “We have to have that heightened focus we’ve had all season long. I don’t think you ratchet it up any higher. You keep it at a nice level of intensity with the focus but yet loose in your body to perform. I think our guys are in a pretty good spot.”This marks the latest in a season Colorado has been alone in first place since 1995.“It’s what you grew up dreaming about, having a chance to win the division and play important games like this,” Rockies shortstop Trevor Story said. “For me Andrew Miller Jersey , though, it’s trying not to do too much. Just play within myself and that will be enough.”The Dodgers have 10 NL West titles since Colorado entered the league in 1993, while the Diamondbacks have five since ’98. The Rockies finished just behind Arizona in 2007, when they beat San Diego in a tiebreaker game for a wild-card spot and advanced to their only World Series appearance.Following a 7-3 homestand, Colorado embarks on a nine-game trip, including three in Los Angeles and three more in Arizona. The Rockies finish up with seven in a row at home against Philadelphia (four) and Washington (three).Los Angeles started a four-game set Thursday night in St. Louis with a win against a Cardinals team trying to get into the postseason. Then, the Dodgers play only division opponents the rest of the way.The Diamondbacks have the toughest stretch of the three. They still play a series in Houston against the reigning World Series champions and host a Chicago Cubs team that’s trying to win the NL Central.“Pretty much every game for us, the Dodgers and the Rockies has been a playoff game in September,” said Goldschmidt Tyler Naquin Jersey , whose Diamondbacks team is 3-9 this month. “You don’t get this opportunity that often. It should be a fun end to the year, for whatever team comes out on top.”Arenado and Goldschmidt have been friends for a while, stemming from their meetings at All-Star Games and playing for Team USA. It’s on the backburner for the moment.“I probably won’t talk to him during this series,” Arenado said. “After it, we’ll talk a little more.”Roberts and Black go way back, too, with Roberts serving as one of Black’s coaches when they were together in San Diego.“He knows a lot of my tendencies. I know his,” Roberts said. “It’s going to be exciting. I know that.“(The tight division race) is great for baseball. It’s great for all three fan bases. It’s great.”The Dodgers have won five straight NL West crowns in mostly comfortable fashion — by 11 games in 2017, four in ’16 http://www.indiansfanproshop.com/authentic-cody-allen-jersey , eight in ’15, six in ’14 and 11 in ’13.“It’s been a fun September so far, and a lot of good games from now on,” Dodgers utilityman Enrique Hernandez said. “It’s going down to the final series.”Colorado has 43 comeback wins this season, including five walk-off homers. The Rockies also feature two players who should garner some NL MVP votes in Arenado and Story. Arenado is hitting .301 with 34 homers and 100 RBIs, while Story is batting .292 with 33 homers and 102 RBIs.“We’re very confident we can (win a division title),” Story said. “That’s one of our goals. We’re going to go for it.”

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