The Boston Red Sox have acquired relief pitcher Burke Badenhop from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for minor league relief pitcher Luis Ortega. The trade was announced on the teams' Twitter accounts.

Badenhop is a 30-year-old who has pitched for three teams in his six-year career. The right-hander posted a 3.47 ERA last season in 63 appearances for the Brewers. For those interested in fielding-independent stats, Badenhop showed uncanny consistency over the last two seasons; in both 2012 (with the Tampa Bay Rays) and 2013, Badenhop threw exactly 62⅓ innings, struck out 42 batters, issued 12 walks, and allowed 6 home runs. However, he is eligible for arbitration and MLB Trade Rumors estimates that he will earn $2.1 million in 2014; despite his solid performance, the Brewers have cheaper options available to cover the middle innings.