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Brewers, Orioles Complete Major Trade Right At The Deadline

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The MLB's 4 p.m. E.T. trade deadline has passed and one major deal appears to have been completed right as the clock struck 4.

Multiple MLB insiders are reporting that the Milwaukee Brewers and the Baltimore Orioles have completed a deal for standout second baseman Jonathan Schoop.

Rumors of a potential Brewers deal for Schoop had been swirling all afternoon, but it wasn't clear if the Orioles were going to pull the trigger.

This is a major coup for the Brewers, which made a couple of big moves at the deadline this year as it attempts to make the postseason. They've been playing as well as any team in the National League over the past couple of weeks.

Ken Rosenthal and Jeff Passan both confirmed the news.

The Orioles have made several trades this month, including sending Manny Machado to Los Angeles and Kevin Gausman to the Braves.

Rosenthal has the full details on that trade:

"Source: Braves sending Encarnacion, Cumberland, Phillips and Zimmerman to Orioles for Gausman and Darren O’Day," he reports.

The Brewers are expected to officially announce the trade for Schoop at some point this afternoon. Milwaukee is 62-47 and just one game out of first place in the NL Central.