Last week, the Milwaukee Brewers did something very few teams have done this offseason: They got better. The Brewers traded a four-prospect package for Christian Yelich, then signed Lorenzo Cain to a five-year contract. The Brew Crew added two impact players within an hour of each other. The Yelich and Cain additions give the Brewers a glut of outfielders. Those two join Ryan Braun, Domingo Santana, Keon Broxton, and Brett Phillips on the outfield depth chart. It seems inevitable Milwaukee will cash in one or two of their spare outfielders as a trade chip before Opening Day, likely for rotation help. In the meantime, the Brewers are trying to come up with ways for all their outfielders to coexist, including moving Braun to another position. He's open to whatever, and that includes playing second base, a position he's never played in the majors or minors. Braun started his college career as a shortstop before shifting to third base. He came up through the minors as a third baseman and played the position during his rookie season in 2007, when he was named the NL Rookie of the Year. The Brewers moved Braun to left field the next season because his defense at the hot corner was so bad.
Ryan Braun is willing to play wherever the Brewers want him, including second base
CBS Sports | Jan 28