The Seattle Mariners traded Acton-Boxborough graduate Noah Zavolas to the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday, Dec. 21.
The Mariners sent Zavolas, a right-handed pitcher who was in their minor league system, and outfielder Ben Gamel to the Brewers in exchange for outfielder Domingo Santana.
“One of the coolest things I learned in my first pro season was that you never really know where you’ll be tomorrow,” said Zavolas on his Instagram page. “I was fortunate that in my short time with the Mariners, the game took me to Peoria, Arizona, Everett, Washington, Modesto, California, and Tacoma, Washington. I got to experience Mariner nation at three different levels and am grateful for the opportunity to put on a pro jersey and every second I spent in it with the Everett Aquasox , Modesto Nuts, and Tacoma Mariners. Thank you to the Mariners for the chance to be a little kid a while longer and to the Brewers for the next leg of this crazy journey.”
Zavolas, 22, was selected by Seattle in the 18th round of the 2018 First Year Player Draft out of Harvard University. He pitched in 19 games, all in relief, for short-A Everett and high-A Modesto, posting a combined mark of 5–2, 3.03 ERA( 13 earned runs, 38 2/3 innings pitched). He was 4–2, 3.38 (13 earned runs, 34 2/3 innings pitched) in 16 games with Everett and was 1–0, 0.00 (0 earned runs, 4 innings pitched) in three games with Modesto.
“Noah was someone we were interested in in the Draft,” Brewers general manager Daniel Stearns told MLB.com’s Adam McCalvy. “[He was] someone that Seattle just happened to get to before we did. He had a nice pro debut and we think he’s a nice, young right-handed pitching prospect.”
Zavolas is currently listed on the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers’ roster.The Timber Rattlers are the Brewers Class A affiliate. They play in the Midwest League and are located in Appleton, Wisconsin.
Information from MLB.com was used in this report.