Brewers squarely in ‘sell’ mode

After a winless road trip, it’s no longer a matter of whether the Brewers will trade Zack Greinke. It’s a matter of when and to where.

General manager Doug Melvin stopped short of declaring that the Brewers would swap Greinke before Tuesday’s 3 p.m. CT nonwaiver Trade Deadline, saying instead he was seriously weighing offers for the right-hander and could have a deal any day.

Greinke’s next scheduled start is Sunday against the Nationals.

“If he’s still a Brewer, he’s pitching Sunday,” Melvin said.

Melvin’s comments to MLB.com measured compared to a USA Today report earlier Thursday that said unequivocally that the Brewers planned to trade Greinke before the Deadline.

“I just said there was that possibility,” Melvin said. “I don’t think there’s any secret, with the Trade Deadline, that this is a possibility. Zack knows that. We know that. Other teams know that.

“He’s the best pitcher out there. A guy that could be a difference-maker. There are teams that understand that.”

– Adam McCalvy

 

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