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Reports: Giants acquire star 3B Kris Bryant from Cubs

Field Level Media
31 Jul 2021, 06:55 GMT+10

The Chicago Cubs are trading former National League MVP and four-time All-Star third baseman Kris Bryant to the San Francisco Giants, multiple reports said Friday.

Bryant, a subject of trade speculation for months on end, will join the team with the best record in Major League Baseball (64-38) entering trade deadline day.

The complete deal had not yet been reported.

The 29-year-old Bryant was in the midst of his seventh season with the Cubs, the team that selected him second overall in the 2013 draft. Bryant was the NL Rookie of the Year in 2015 and won both MVP honors and a World Series title with Chicago in 2016.

In 93 games this season, he has slashed .267/.358/.503 and has 18 home runs, 19 doubles and 51 RBIs. He was named to his fourth All-Star Game after previous selections in 2015, 2016 and 2019.

Bryant is playing on an expiring contract and will become a free agent after the season. The Cubs, entering a rebuilding phase, moved Bryant, shortstop Javier Baez, first baseman Anthony Rizzo and closer Craig Kimbrel in the span of two days.

The Cubs traded Rizzo to the New York Yankees on Thursday and sent Baez to the New York Mets and Kimbrel to the Chicago White Sox on Friday.

--Field Level Media

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