Giants land Bryant from Cubs just before deadline
The Chicago Cubs traded infielder/outfielder Kris Bryant to the San Francisco Giants for right-handed pitching prospect Caleb Kilian and outfield prospect Alexander Canario, the team announced Friday.
Bryant, 29, is set to hit free agency after the season.
The four-time All-Star is enjoying a bounce-back campaign while batting .267/.358/.503 with 18 home runs across 93 games, overcoming a month-long slump in June when he hit just .114 in 23 contests.
The 2015 NL Rookie of the Year and 2016 MVP also offers the Giants positional versatility for their postseason push. He can slot in at third base while Evan Longoria recovers from a shoulder injury and can play in the outfield or at first base.
Bryant's departure represents the end of an era in Chicago, as he joins Anthony Rizzo and Javier Baez as key pieces from the Cubs' 2016 championship squad to be dealt prior to this year's trade deadline.
Kilian, 24, is 3-2 with a 2.43 ERA in 11 starts at Double-A this season, while the 21-year-old Canario is batting .235/.325/.433 with nine home runs and 15 stolen bases in 65 games at Single-A.
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