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Brewers bring back Lyles in trade with Pirates

The Milwaukee Brewers have acquired right-handed pitcher Jordan Lyles in a trade with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

In return, the Pirates will receive Double-A right-hander Cody Ponce.

Lyles is 5-7 with a 5.36 ERA and has made it out of the fourth inning just once in his four July starts. However, he has a well-above-average curveball and has thrown his four-seam fastball more up in the zone this year, which had proven effective until his recent rough spell.

The Brewers are in need of rotation help as Brandon Woodruff and Jhoulys Chacin are both on the injured list, and Gio Gonzalez is day-to-day with a shoulder injury.