Milwaukee Brewers: Trade involving outfielder in final stages?

Matthew Dewoskin
MILWAUKEE, WI - MAY 13: A general view of Miller Park prior to a game between the Milwaukee Brewers and the New York Mets on May 13, 2017 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WI - MAY 13: A general view of Miller Park prior to a game between the Milwaukee Brewers and the New York Mets on May 13, 2017 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /
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Are the Milwaukee Brewers about to finalize a deal involving one of their outfielders? That’s what the rumor mill is saying.

ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick tweeted out the following on Sunday afternoon:

He didn’t mention names or teams, but it sounds like the Milwaukee Brewers are finally making a major move. This off season has moved at a glacial pace for free agents, and trades. It’s great to see that the Brewers finally have traction on a deal.

Which players are likely to move?

Any of the Major League guys or top prospects not named Ryan Braun. That’s a wide net, but we can rule Braun out almost instantly. He has a full no-trade clause. Rumors of a Braun deal would start with him agreeing to waive it.

It’s most likely Domingo Santana or Keon Broxton, but it could also end up with Brett Phillips or Lewis Brinson on the move.

Santana has been linked to trades all off season, and it’s no secret that the Milwaukee Brewers are looking to move on from Broxton. It’s probably one of the usual suspects.

Which team is involved?

Also unknown, but Crasnick also tweeted out this:

That rules out the Giants, but the White Sox are in? The White Sox have ended their tear down and are now in full rebuild mode. Adding a veteran like Santana or Broxton makes little sense for Chicago. However, they were linked to Manny Machado this off season. It could be a case of the White Sox dealing for a veteran that they know they’ll want to flip at the trade deadline.

Next: Could the Brewers deal for Josh Harrison?

Details are still emerging, but you can  count on the team at Reviewing the Brew to follow up with the latest news. This Sunday night just got a lot more interesting for Milwaukee Brewers fans. Stay tuned…

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