SAN FRANCISCO (AP/CBS13) — Third-baseman Kris Bryant is headed to San Francisco after the first-place Giants made a big splash just before the trade deadline Friday, sending two minor leaguers to the Chicago Cubs.
Chicago received right-hander Caleb Kilian and outfielder Alexander Canario.READ MORE: 'I Have No Words': Hero's Family Speechless As He's Receives Carnegie Medal
The 29-year-old Bryant, who can become a free agent after this season, was one of the top position players available on the market as the disappointing Cubs sold off several stars. He is batting .267 with 18 home runs and 51 RBIs.
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The versatile Bryant, a four-time All-Star, was the 2015 NL Rookie of the Year and 2016 NL MVP, when he helped the Cubs win the World Series to end a 108-year championship drought.MORE NEWS: Thousands In Attendance For Return Of California Capital Airshow
The surprising Giants began the day with a three-game lead in the NL West over their biggest rivals, the defending World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers.