The Milwaukee Brewers could trade veteran Ryan Braun before the start of the next MLB season. The left fielder admitted that he is not sure where he will play next season and understands that a deal is part of the business in baseball.
“Not knowing 100 percent where [I’ll] be playing is hard. It definitely complicates things,” Braun said stated to ESPN.
“Obviously, things come up. It’s a part of the business. It’s a part of the profession. If something were to happen, we’d figure it out when we get there.”
Veteran Ryan Braun on the way out
Braun, who is already 33 years old, has a “limited no-trade provision” in his contract. He is under contract with the Brewers until the 2020 season.
Meanwhile, Brewers general manager admitted that trade discussions regarding Braun are normal and it’s one of the interesting topics in Milwaukee’s offseason.
“I get asked about it regularly. I know that’s a big story this offseason, but I’m very happy that Ryan is a member of the Milwaukee Brewers. I expect him to be a member of the Milwaukee Brewers going forward. I’m happy that he’s here at the event today,” Stearns stated when asked about future deals for Braun.
Braun is a controversial player being part of a disputed performance-enhancing drug case in 2011. He has made the MLB All-Star team sixties, from 2008 to 2012 and 2015. He has also won the Silver Slugger Award five times, from 2008 to 2012.
Through the 2016 MLB Season, he has a .304 batting average with 1,597 hits, 285 home runs, 937 runs batted in and 181 stolen bases in his career.
The Brewers are off a season when they just won 73 games and most around the league expect them to make changes this offseason. A Ryan Braun trade can help their rebuilding, opines many MLB experts.
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