Brewers nab Parra from D-backs

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Updated: 7/31/2014 1:33 pm

Milwaukee, WI ( - The Milwaukee Brewers made a move towards bolstering their outfield depth at Thursday's non-waiver trade deadline, acquiring Gerardo Parra from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for a pair of minor league players.

The Brewers will send Double-A outfielder Mitch Haniger and Single-A pitcher Anthony Banda to the Diamondbacks for Parra, a two-time National League Gold Glove award winner who is hitting .259 with six home runs and 30 RBI in 104 games this season.

Through six big league campaigns -- all with Arizona -- Parra owns a .274 overall batting average with 39 homers, 250 RBI and 51 stolen bases.

"The addition of Parra gives us a veteran player who helps to balance our lineup and also brings Gold Glove defense," said Brewers general manager Doug Melvin.

Haniger, a supplemental first-round pick in the 2012 MLB Draft, entered this season ranked third among Brewers' prospects by Baseball America. The 23-year- old was hitting .255 with 10 homers and 34 RBI through 67 games at Double-A Huntsville.

Banda, a left-hander who turns 21 on August 10, was 6-6 with a 3.66 ERA and two saves over 20 appearances (14 starts) for Wisconsin of the Midwest League. Milwaukee selected him in the 10th round of the 2012 Draft.

Outfielder Logan Schafer was optioned to Triple-A Nashville to open a spot for Parra on the active roster.

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