Cesar Izturis has been acquired by the Washington Nationals, MLBTradeRumors reports. No word on what the Brewers will get back, but it'll probably be nothing other than some wadded up cash from GM Mike Rizzo's pocket. The Nats needed infielder depth, and apparently didn't mind said depth possessing a toothpick for a bat.
The most misleading Izturis photo ever.
Taking Izturis' place will be shiny new prospect Jean Segura, whom the Brewers snagged in the Zack Greinke trade. This call-up is a little puzzling, seeing as this starts the clock early on Segura's service time and he might not be ready for the majors just yet. The team has done this before, however, calling up Alcides Escobar in the second half of the 2009 season and Lorenzo Cain midway through 2010. Regardless, we won't have to watch Cesar hopelessly flounder at the plate anymore. Hallelujah.