The Orioles have traded minor league right hander Zach Davies to the Milwaukee Brewers for 28-year-old outfielder Gerardo Parra. The team announced that the trade was official at 1 p.m.
The Orioles have landed the left fielder and potential leadoff hitter that they have craved.
The left-handed hitting Parra, a two-time Gold Glover, is having a career offensive year, batting .328 with a .369 on-base percentage, nine homers and 31 RBIs. Orioles left fielders were among the worst baseball at the position in average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
Davies, a 26th rounder in 2011, was 5-6 with a 2.84 ERA in 19 games (18 starts) for Triple-A Norfolk this year.