Major league transactions are frozen but offseason news is not dead.
In the final minutes before the MLB lockout, the Milwaukee Brewers and Boston Red Sox pulled off a trade, swapping outfielders Hunter Renfroe and Jackie Bradley Jr. alongside prospects.
In his latest for The Athletic, Ken Rosenthal reported the Brewers discussed flipping Bradley Jr. in a deal for Toronto Blue Jays' slugger Randal Grichuk, prior to pulling off the move with the Red Sox.
"Unlike the Renfroe deal, in which the Brewers parted with Bradley and two infield prospects," Rosenthal wrote. "A Grichuk trade would have been one-for-one."