Brewers “would not hesitate” to trade Ryan Braun

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According to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Brewers “would not hesitate” to trade Ryan Braun if they received a sensible offer. However, due to Braun’s association with performance-enhancing drugs and his propensity for injury along with his hefty contract, the Brewers would likely have trouble moving him.

Braun, 32, is beginning his five-year, $105 million contract extension signed with the Brewers back in April 2011. The outfielder hit .285/.356/.498 with 25 home runs, 84 RBI, 87 runs scored, and 24 stolen bases in 568 plate appearances this past season.

Braun underwent back surgery after the season but is expected to be ready for spring training in February.

The Brewers are also expected to explore trading outfielder Khris Davis as well as catcher Jonathan Lucroy.