Brewers add former Padres outfielder Liriano

BY foxsports • January 28, 2016

The Milwaukee Brewers added yet another outfielder to the fold Thursday, acquiring Rymer Liriano from the San Diego Padres for minor-league reliever Trevor Seidenberger. To make room on the 40-man roster for Liriano, outfielder Shane Peterson was designated for assignment.

Liriano, who turns 25 in June, played all of last season for Triple-A El Paso -- which was managed by new Brewers bench coach Pat Murphy -- where he had a .292 batting average, .383 on-base percentage and .460 slugging percentage with 14 home runs and 18 steals in 26 attempts. The right-handed hitter also struck out 132 times, or 24 percent of his plate appearance. Liriano appeared in 38 games for the Padres in 2014, batting .220 with a .286 on-base percentage and .266 slugging percentage with four steals.

While Liriano played primarily right field last season and in his stint with San Diego, he has played left field and center field in the minors, including 20 games in center in 2015 with El Paso. He is considered to have an above average arm.

Liriano had been designated for assignment last week by San Diego after the team signed free-agent shortstop Alexi Ramirez.

The left-handed Seidenberger was a 12th-round pick in 2013. He pitched last season for Single-A Brevard County (35 1/3 innings, 3.06 ERA, 1.302 WHIP, 9.4 K/9) and Double-A Biloxi (13 1/3 IP, 6.75 ERA, 1.200 WHIP, 7.4 K/9).

Peterson played in 93 games for the Brewers last season, with a slash line of 259/324/353. He started 43 games in the outfield, including 20 in center field.