The Milwaukee Brewers have "checked in" with the Minnesota Twins on third baseman Josh Donaldson and Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story, per Jon Heyman of MLB Network and The Score.
However, Heyman noted that a Twins-Brewers agreement for Donaldson "seems like a long shot" considering the money left on the 2015 American League MVP's contract.
Donaldson, who signed a four-year, $92 million deal before the 2020 campaign, is owed $21,750,000 in 2022 and 2023.
The 35-year-old has 15 home runs, 42 RBI and a .249 batting average (.828 OPS) through 80 games this year for Minnesota.
As Heyman tweeted, the Brewers were in the market for a third baseman this offseason when they put themselves in the mix for Justin Turner, who decided to return to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Regarding Story, Heyman reported that the Brewers are in the market for a big bat. The Rockies infielder has 12 home runs, 46 RBI and a .242 batting average (.737 OPS).
He's having an off-year for his standards, but from the 2018-2020 seasons, Story had a 162-game average of 38 home runs and 100 RBI, per Baseball Reference. He also had a .292 batting average (.909 OPS).