Giants reportedly seeking Ryan Braun in trade with Brewers

Baseball The Giants are reportedly trying to work a trade to land former NL MVP Ryan Braun from the Brewers, USA Today reported Monday.The #SFGiants are looking everywhere for another OF, and have had preliminary talks with #Brewers about Ryan Braun, but nothing imminent.— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) June 13, 2016The #SFGiants will get an up-close and personal look at #Brewers Ryan Braun, who's on their radar,with 3-game series beginning tonight in SF— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) June 13, 2016MORE: Worst offseason trades ever for

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every team But trade rumors surrounding left fielder Braun and catcher Jonathan Lucroy already had prompted Brewers general manager David Stearns to address the issue Sunday on  Network Radio."There's no need for us to move … an elite-level player," Stearns told the network, via .com.  Braun, 32, is off to his best start in several years, with 11 home runs and slash line of .316/.378/.541. Giants outfielders have combined for only 15 home runs all season, and seven of those belong to Hunter Pence, who is expected to be out almost two months with a hamstring injury.Though the Giants are in first place in the NL West, Braun's power could be a key asset the rest of the regular season and if they make the playoffs. This would be more than a half-season rental, too, as Braun is under contract through 2020, although he's still owed a hefty guaranteed salary of almost $100 million.Meanwhile, various reports cited the Cubs, Mets and Rays as having expressed interest in Lucroy.

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