Despite their fading place in the NL Central standings, the Milwaukee Brewers will not be trading any of their star players to rebuild for the future. ESPN.com’s Keith Law is reporting that the team is not interested in dealing right fielder Corey Hart or first baseman Prince Fielder.
Rumors have circulated for weeks about the availability of both players, who are under contract for the 2011 season. The Brewers, who are 48-55 and nine games behind first-place Cincinnati in the NL Central, appear content to hold on to both players after talks with the Giants broke down.
Hart is enjoying a career year, but his value was hampered by a July 23 wrist injury. He hasn’t appeared in a game since, though it is believed he could be back in the lineup on Friday.