Still Seeking Pitching, Brewers Dangling Lorenzo Cain
A major league source said Milwaukee is interested in moving the 24-year-old Cain to help its rotation, which last season had a 4.65 ERA, second-worst in the National League.
Cain, a center fielder, hit .306 in 43 games this year after batting .324 in Double-A. An executive from another team said Milwaukee is willing to part with Cain for a starter.
To get Marcum, the Brewers parted with Brett Lawrie -- a former first-round pick who hit .285 in Double-A. Two scouts from other teams said Lawrie is a solid hitter but that Milwaukee had concerns about Lawrie's temper and makeup. And of his defense at second base, one scout said that Lawrie has a "football body (6-foot, 218 pounds) but tackles groundballs."
Milwaukee's rotation is currently led by Yovani Gallardo, Marcum, and Randy Wolf but question marks beyond that.