The Milwaukee Brewers traded All-Star closer Josh Hader to the San Diego Padres on Monday afternoon.

"Josh Hader is one of the best closers in the league, He's got elite stuff'' Padres general manager A.J. Preller said. 

Hader becomes the first All-Star to be traded away from a first-place team since Yoenis Cespedes went from Oakland to Boston in 2014.

Despite Hader’s recent struggles, his track record is extensive. In consecutive mid-July outings, he allowed a total of nine runs. 

San Diego on Monday acquired left-hander Josh Hader from Milwaukee in a wild trade that sees the Major Leagues’ top two saves leaders switching teams midseason. 

Josh Hader;s salary to jump from $11 million to $16 million range in his final year of arbitration next season.