The Rangers traded Claudio to the Brewers in exchange for a 2019 Competitive Balance Round A draft pick, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.

Claudio will provide Milwaukee with another southpaw out of the bullpen after the team declined to tender contracts to left-handers Dan Jennings and Xavier Cedeno for the upcoming season. Though Claudio took a noticeable step back this past year (4.48 ERA, 1.52 WHIP, 5.4 K/9), his previous two seasons in the Rangers' bullpen gave the Brewers enough belief that he'll be able to bounce back in 2019. In addition, Claudio is under team control for the next three seasons and still has minor-league options remaining should Milwaukee elect to send him down to Triple-A Colorado Springs at any point in the year.

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