Report: Brewers are, in fact, on Papelbon’s no-trade list
It was reported early Friday morning that the Brewers were a team showing significant interest in Phillies reliever Jonathan Papelbon, but Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com has reported that Milwaukee is one of the 17 teams on Papelbon’s no-trade list.
Yahoo!‘s Jeff Passan tweeted early Friday that the two sides were in “serious discussions” but the no-trade clause may slow things down. Rosenthal reported that talks have picked up but a deal is “not close.”
Another team in the mix could be the Blue Jays, whom Rosenthal says have also engaged in conversation with the Brewers. But Toronto is also on Papelbon’s lengthy no-trade list.
— Joey Nowak