Report: San Francisco Giants have spoken with Cubs about Kris Bryant

By , Audacy

The Kris Bryant rumors continue to heat up.

The San Francisco Giants have spoken with the Cubs about Bryant, while the Cubs are evaluating Giants catching prospect Joey Bart as a candidate to be requested in a possible trade, according to MLB Network’s Jon Morosi.

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Bart, 24, is a former No. 2 overall pick and has a .904 OPS in Triple-A this season. Morosi noted that Bart would likely only be included in a deal that involves players in addition to Bryant.

Bryant, the 2016 NL MVP, is a free agent at the end of the season and would be a rental for any team looking to add him. The 29-year-old entered Tuesday slashing .269/.356/.500 with 17 home runs and 50 RBI.

The Tampa Bay Rays were also reported to be in on Bryant.

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