Brandon Woodruff Trade Talks Ongoing With "Multiple Teams"

He won't throw a pitch until well into the 2024 season, if at all, but ace starting pitcher Brandon Woodruff has plenty of interest on the trade market, and the Milwaukee Brewers are now in talks with "multiple teams" for the impending free agent. 

MLB Insider Jon Morosi dropped the rumor on MLB Network Friday morning. He says that teams around the league will be hoping for a chance at a big later-season boost to their starting rotation from a former two-time All-Star and Cy Young contender, while also having the possibility to retain him with a Qualifying Offer after the season. 

Woodruff underwent surgery a month ago to repair the anterior capsule in his right shoulder. He could miss the entire 2024 season, but he has insisted that he's aiming to come back sometime during the second half. He has been a staple at the top of the Brewers rotation for years, along with another impending free agent and trade candidate, Corbin Burnes

In seven seasons in Milwaukee, Woodruff is 46-26 with a 3.10 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 10.4 strikeouts per nine innings. In Brewers history, he ranks right at the top: Among pitchers who have thrown at least 600 innings for the team, Woodruff’s ERA and WHIP are the best marks in franchise history. 

It should be interesting to see what kind of return they can get for a pitcher whose status for the 2024 season is so much in doubt. 

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