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Milwaukee Brewers interested in acquiring Robbie Ray from Diamondbacks

The Milwaukee Brewers have expressed interest in trading for Arizona Diamondbacks left-handed starting pitcher Robbie Ray, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic.

Ray has made 22 starts thus far this season, going 9-6 with a 3.95 ERA while allowing 103 hits and striking out 162 batters over 123 innings of work. However, in spite of his gaudy strikeout numbers, Ray has also issued a league-leading 58 walks, resulting in a rather concerning 1.309 WHIP.

The 27-year-old was originally selected by the Washington Nationals in the seventh round of the 2010 MLB Draft, but never actually pitched for the Nationals before being traded to the Detroit Tigers in a deal that sent Doug Fister to Washington in 2013.

Ray made his big-league debut with the Tigers in 2014, appearing in nine games and making six starts. During that time, he went 1-4 with an 8.16 ERA, giving up 43 hits across 28.2 frames of action.

His stint in Detroit did not last very long, as that offseason, he was dealt to the Diamondbacks in a three-team trade.

Ray went on to make 23 starts for Arizona in 2015, going 5-12 with a 3.52 ERA and permitting 121 hits while fanning 119 hitters through 127.2 innings.

Then, after a paltry 2016 in which Ray pitched to the tune of a 4.90 ERA, he made his first All-Star team in 2017, going 15-5 with a 2.89 ERA, allowing just 116 hits while racking up 218 punchouts over 162 frames.

He then took a bit of a step back in 2018, but was still solid, posting a record of 6-2 and tallying a 3.93 ERA. He gave up just 97 hits and struck out 165 batters across 123.2 innings.