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MLB trade rumors: Giants interested in Reds' Billy Hamilton

MLB: Milwaukee Brewers at Cincinnati Reds David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

The Giants have an interest in acquiring Reds outfielder Billy Hamilton, sources told Jon Morosi of MLB Network.

Morosi says San Francisco senior vice president and general manager Bobby Evans is “ looking for ways to improve outfield defense.” This news comes on the heels of the Giants also being interested in the Red Sox’s Jackie Bradley Jr. as another outfielder they would like to deal for. The Giants are also a main suitor for Marlins’ star outfielder and slugger Giancarlo Stanton.

Hamilton could be a nice option for the Giants, he led all MLB center fielders with 13 outfield assists last and was second in double plays turned with four while making only three errors. He also finished tied for third in the majors in Defensive Runs Saved with nine. The Giants’ starting center fielder last year, Denard Span, was the worst in the majors in DRS.

Hamilton is also a threat on the base paths, stealing a career-best 59 bases last season. As a team, the Giants only stole 76 bases, which ranked 20th in the majors.

Another good reason to get Hamilton is that he is not a free agent until 2020, givng the Giants two seasons with him if they acquire him.