The Padres circled starting pitching as arguably the area in the most need of an upgrade this offseason.
The cost for the first piece: Luis Urias.
The one-time second baseman of the future and left-hander Eric Lauer were dealt to the Brewers on Wednesday for veteran right-hander Zach Davies and outfielder Trent Grisham, a source confirmed for the Union-Tribune.
The Padres also have agreed with left-hander Drew Pomeranz — an All-Star with the Padres in 2016 — on a return as a bullpen piece. The terms were not immediately known.
Davies, 26, was 10-7 with a 3.