The Minnesota Twins acquired left-hander Neal Cotts from the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday. In return, Milwaukee will receive a player to be named later or cash.
Cotts was reportedly claimed off of waivers by an unknown team earlier this morning, so therefore that team must have been the Twins. He was claimed due to a relatively low salary ($3 million full season) and was traded because he is a free agent at the end of the year.
The Twins had been in the market for relief pitching at the trade deadline, with their group of relievers greatly underperforming to a 4.33 xFIP this year (last in MLB).
On the season, the 35-year-old Cotts is 1-0 with a 3.28 ERA (4.75 FIP) in 49 1/3 innings, posting 8.8 K/9 and 3.1 BB/9 ratios. Overall, he has a 48 to 17 strikeout-to-walkratio.