Official Brewers Press Release Regarding Trade of Zack Greinke

The Milwaukee Brewers today acquired infielder Jean Segura and right-handed pitchers Johnny Hellweg and Ariel Pena

from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in exchange for right-handed pitcher Zack Greinke. All three players will be added to the 40-man roster

and assigned to Double-A Huntsville. To make room on the 40-man roster for these additions, the team designated infielder Edwin Maysonet and

outfielder Brock Kjeldgaard for assignment. The announcement was made by Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Melvin.

“We greatly appreciate Zack’s contibutions to the Brewers,” said Melvin. He will be greatly missed on the field and in the clubhouse. We

wish him nothing but the very best. We are also very excited about acquiring three good young players who are already on the 40-man roster. We

look forward to them joining organization and their future contributions to the Brewers.”

Segura, 22, entered the season as the Angels’ second-best prospect according to Baseball America. He began the 2012 season at

Double-A Arkansas, where he batted .294 with 7 HR, 40 RBI and 33 stolen bases in 94 games before earning a promotion to the Angels earlier this

week. Segura, who particpated in the All-Star Futures Game in Kansas City and was a Texas League All-Star, made his Major League debut on

Tuesday vs. Kansas City, starting at shortstop. His first name is pronounced JEAN (like blue “jean”).

Hellweg, 23, entered the season as the Angels’ fourth-best prospect according to Baseball America. He went 5-10 with a 3.38 ERA in 21

starts with Arkansas this season.

Pena, 23, entered the season as the Angels’ ninth-best prospect according to Baseball America. He went 6-6 with a 2.99 ERA in 19 starts at

Arkansas this season. He also participated in the All-Star Futures Game. Pena held Texas League opponents to a .222 batting average this season

and recorded 111 strikeouts in 114.1 innings.

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