Brewers expected to trade Khris Davis by the July trade deadline

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The free agent market for outfielders remains flush, as Alex Gordon, Justin Upton, Yoenis Cespedes, and Dexter Fowler notably haven’t signed with a club yet. As a result, the Brewers may find it difficult to move Davis this offseason, particularly if they want to get a decent return. Jon Morosi of FOX Sports suggests the Brewers are likely to move him by the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.

Davis, 28, has emerged as a legitimate power-hitting corner outfielder, blasting 60 home runs in 1,142 plate appearances since making his debut in 2013. Only 15 other players have hit 60-plus homers in that span of time and Davis has accrued the fewest PA among them. This past season, he hit .247/.323/.505 with 27 home runs and 66 RBI in 440 trips to the plate.

Davis will be eligible for arbitration between 2017-19 after which he can become a free agent.