MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Brewers today acquired C Maxim St. Pierre from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for RHP Ben Hendrickson. The announcement was made by Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Melvin.
St. Pierre, 26, was selected by the Detroit Tigers in the 26th round of the 1997 First-Year Player Draft. He has played 10 seasons in the minor leagues for Detroit, batting .254 with 43 HR and 331 RBI in 762 games. St. Pierre was a Midwest League All-Star at Class-A West Michigan (2000), a Florida State League All-Star at Class-A Lakeland (2001-02) and an Eastern League All-Star at Double-A Erie (2003-05).
St. Pierre joined the Royals as a minor-league free agent on Jan. 24, 2007. He has been added to the roster at Triple-A Nashville.
Hendrickson, 26, was selected by the Brewers in the 10th round of the 1999 First-Year Player Draft. He went 1-10 with a 7.41 ERA in 14 games (12 starts) during Major League stints in 2004 and 2006.
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