Brewers trade pitcher Justin Topa to Mariners

Justin Topa pitches in relief against the St. Louis Cardinals on Sept. 24, 2020. (Photo by Keith Gillett/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

The Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday traded Justin Topa to the Seattle Mariners in exchange for Joseph Hernandez, a swap of right-handed pitchers.

Topa, who turns 32 on March 7, went 0-0 with a 4.91 ERA in seven appearances for the Brewers last season. Topa also went 2-0 with a 4.34 ERA in 17 appearances with Triple-A Nashville.

He was out until August while recovering from a right forearm flexor strain.

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Topa has a career record of 0-1 with an 8.35 RA in 17 appearances. He made his big-league debut as a member of the Brewers in 2020, pitching 17 games over three seasons. 

Hernandez, 22, was 9-5 with a 3.39 ERA while striking out 143 and walking 54 in 116 2/3 innings for Single-A Modesto last season.