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Giants trade rumors: Cameron Maybin, Gerardo Parra among outfield targets

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The team is looking for help in the wake of injuries to Hunter Pence and Norichika Aoki.

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The Giants have discussed Brewers' outfielder Gerardo Parra and Braves' outfielder Cameron Maybin as possibilities to pursue on the trade market, according to ESPN.com's Buster Olney. The team is currently dealing with injuries to starting outfielders Hunter Pence and Norichika Aoki, so they will likely be aggressive in pursuing help before the trade deadline.

Although Olney reported on Sunday that the Braves are not currently open to moving Maybin in a trade, he noted today that other teams believe that Atlanta is willing to explore trades for him as a "sell-high item" due to his success this season. The 28-year old has hit .294/.363/.416 with seven homers on the year, and is controllable through the 2017 season.

According to a report from Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News, the Giants have had interest in Parra "forever", though were never able to acquire him due to the Diamondbacks' unwillingness to deal with a division rival. Milwaukee will not have the same problem if they look to work out a deal with the Giants involving the 28-year old. Parra has hit .308/.345/.477 with seven homers and 25 RBI this year, and is a two-time Gold Glover.

San Francisco is currently working with an outfield of Gregor Blanco, Angel Pagan and Justin Maxwell in the absence of Aoki and Pence, with Brandon Belt and Ryan Lollis providing depth. Adding a piece like Parra or Maybin would be extremely valuable for a team that currently sits four games behind the division-leading Dodgers in the NL West.