The Milwaukee Brewers have upgraded their bullpen with the addition of Joakim Soria in a trade with the Chicago White Sox.Milwaukee Brewers BrewersRHP Joakim Soria has been acquired from the Chicago White Sox in exchange for LHP Kodi Medeiros and RHP Wilber P茅rez. uueKGrrdG7According to Ken Rosenthal of the Athletic [url=http://www.athleticsfanproshop.com/authentic-brett-anderson-jersey]Brett Anderson Jersey[/url] , the White Sox also sent $1 million to cover part of the $3.25 million owed to the reliever for the rest of this season.Mark Feinsand of MLB.com first reported news of a deal to trade Soria on Thursday.The 34-year-old is in the midst of one of his best seasons in years, producing a 2.56 ERA in 40 appearances with 16 saves. He also has 49 strikeouts in 38.2 innings.Soria is in the last season of a three-year deal initially signed with the Kansas City Royals in 2016, but he struggled with consistency over the past two years and was traded to Chicago in January as part of a three-team deal.He has been much better in his new location, increasing his strikeout rate and lowering his walk rate while also working in more high-leverage situations.While he isn't quite as effective as he was earlier in his career as a two-time All-Star who earned Cy Young and MVP votes in 2010, he should be another quality piece to a Milwaukee bullpen that was already one of the best in the league.The Brewers entered Thursday with a 3.31 bullpen ERA, which ranks fifth best in the majors, perESPN.While the team is currently 2.5 games behind the Chicago Cubs for first place in the NL Central, this type of move could help secure the first playoff berth for the franchise since 2011.Soriaalso has a $10 million option for 2019 if he remains effective with the Brewers [url=http://www.athleticsfanproshop.com/authentic-blake-treinen-jersey]Blake Treinen Jersey[/url] , but a $1 million buyout if they decline the option.Meanwhile, Chicago adds to one of the top farm systems in baseball.Kodi Medeiroswas considered the Brewers' No. 13 prospect byMLB.com, and he's pitching well in Double-A with 3.14 ERA in 103.1 innings. The 22-year-old left-hander could be a quality starter in the majors within the next couple of years.Wilber Perez is more of an unknown as he's still pitching in the Dominican Republic, but the 20-year-oldrightypossesses quality upside to help complete this deal. The Boston Red Sox and Houston Astros benefited from home-field advantage and strong starting pitching to take the first games of their respective American League Division Series.Boston fended off a late challenge from the New York Yankees after jumping out to a five-run lead in the first three innings.Houston hit a quartet of home runs, chased Corey Kluber before the end of the fifth inning and its bullpen threw 3.2 scoreless innings.David Price and Gerrit Cole will be tasked with securing 2-0 leads for their respective sides in an attempt to match the advantages held by the Milwaukee Brewers and Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League. 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