The Baltimore Orioles have acquired Gerardo Parra from the Milwaukee Brewers, SB Nation blog Lookout Landing reports.
In return, the Orioles received Zach Davies, the blog reported. Both these reports were confirmed by Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, with the team announcement coming later in the day.
The Orioles have been in the market for an outfielder, with the team getting below average production from their Opening Day right fielder, Delmon Young. Young is no longer with the team.
As a group, Orioles' outfielders rank 22nd in the MLB in fWAR and 27th in wRC+, causing them to show interest in Justin Upton, Carlos Gonzalez, and other options.
The 28-year-old Parra will be a welcome addition to the Orioles' outfield corps, especially on offense, where he is having a career year. Parra is hitting .328/.369/.517 this season, hitting nine homers and driving in 31 RBIs over 351 plate appearances.
The Orioles can use Parra to help shore up one of the few issues they had with their team. They hope his offensive production will help carry them to the playoffs.