Hello again everyone and welcome to the Friday morning edition of Brewer Daily News. Recently, Milwaukee Brewers’ outfielder Ryan Braun has said he is open to the idea of switching from left field to right next season. This comes a few days after rumors started flying that the team would trade him.
Braun, 30, has warmed up to the idea of switching positions in the outfield come 2014. With Braun’s switch, Norichika Aoki and Khris Davis would move to left field. It’s unclear which of the two would start at this point in time, but signs indicate Aoki may get the nod.
“With Aoki, as of right now, we plan to play him like we did last year, but things come up,” manager Ron Roenicke said. “With Khris Davis, who we liked last year, when he’s hot he shows you what he can do. It allows you to slip him in there.” – via Brewers.com
Earlier this week, a blogger made a post that said Milwaukee could trade Braun to the New York Mets, in which Brewers’ general manager Doug Melvin instantly dispelled and said that the team will not deal him to any club that is interested. Braun has not played in a major league game since July and will look to be ready to go for Opening Day next year.
As for Aoki, it seems for now his position in Milwaukee is safe as the team hasn’t announced any plans to trade him. There was speculation that the team would trade a player, more than likely Aoki, to the Mets for first baseman Ike Davis, but that deal seems unlikely.
Around the web, Dayn Perry of CBS Sports takes a closer look at Melvin’s decision on not trading Braun. At Brew Crew Ball, Kyle Lobner continues with the “Lesser Brewers” series as he talks about pitcher Johnny Hellweg.