Sardinas was traded to the Mariners on Friday for outfielder Ramon Flores, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports. With the Brewers acquiring Jonathan Villar from the Astros on Thursday, Sardinas suddenly became expendable, opening the door for a trade that better suits both clubs' 40-man rosters. The 22-year-old infielder played in 36 games with Milwaukee this season, recording a pitiful .196/.240/.216 line in 97 at-bats. Still, what Sardinas lacks in hitting he more than makes up for in defensive prowess and he will more than likely push incumbent Ketel Marte for occasional starts at shortstop next season. He shouldn't be considered a fantasy option in anything other than deep AL-only leagues to start next season, but he could factor into the Mariners infield if any injury sidelines Marte or Robinson Cano for any extended time.
The Brewers have promoted catcher Nevin Ashley and infielder Luis Sardinas from Triple-A Colorado Springs. The 31-year-old Ashley earned his first trip to the majors with a fine season in which he has compiled a slash line of .306/.374/.432 with eight home runs and 61 RBI. Sardinas managed 15 hits in 68 at-bats for Milwaukee in a late spring stint.
Brewers starting pitcher prospect Taylor Jungmann was officially promoted from Triple-A Colorado Springs to start Tuesday's game at Pittsburgh. To clear a roster spot, infielder Luis Sardinas was optioned to Colorado Springs.
The Brewers are starting Gerardo Parra in left field for Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks. Parra will likely be the starter in left field for a while with Khris Davis going on the disabled list due to a torn meniscus. At first base, Jason Rogers will start as Adam Lind deals with an ailing back. Elian Herrera is starting at third base with Luis Sardinas at second.
The Brewers have placed shortstop Jean Segura on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 13, with a fractured pinky finger, the team announced Thursday. The team will call up infielder Luis Sardinas from Triple-A on Friday to take Segura's spot on the roster. It is not know how Segura fractured the finger or if he is expected to be out more longer than the minimum 15 days.