Brewers acquire LHP reliever Claudio from Rangers

The Milwaukee Brewers acquired left-handed relief pitcher Alex Claudio in exchange for a competitive balance Round A draft pick next year, both clubs announced Thursday.Claudio, 26, was 4-2 with a 4.48 ERA and one save in a team-high 66 appearances with the Rangers in 2018. Claudio posted a 1.80 ERA over his last 11 appearances as opponents batted just .206 during that stretch.Overall, the left-hander is 13-6 with a 3.20 ERA and 12 saves in 208 career games (two starts) over five major league seasons, all with Texas.