Giants acquire former top prospect Brinson from Astros
The San Francisco Giants acquired outfielder Lewis Brinson from the Houston Astros, the Giants announced Thursday.
San Francisco sent cash considerations to the Astros in the deal.
Brinson was also selected to the active major-league roster.
The post-deadline deal for the former top prospect is allowed because Brinson wasn't on the Astros' 40-man roster.
Brinson has played well for the Triple-A Sugar Land Space Cowboys this season, slashing .299/.356/.574 with 22 home runs and 63 RBIs.
The 28-year-old frequently landed on top-100 lists after the Texas Rangers drafted him in the first round in 2012. He was the main piece of the Miami Marlins' return for Christian Yelich in a 2018 trade involving the Milwaukee Brewers.
However, Brinson hasn't been able to put it together in the majors. He's authored a .199/.248/.323 slash line in 1,111 big-league plate appearances.