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Melvin says trade of prospects unlikely

Updated: June 23, 2009, 8:05 PM ET
Associated Press

MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee Brewers general manager Doug Melvin said he believes it's highly unlikely that he would trade third baseman Mat Gamel or highly touted shortstop Alcides Escobar before the July 31 deadline.

"I find that almost impossible. You never say never, but I don't, it's not my focus at all," Melvin said. "They're just young players, they're valuable. You talk about teams looking for hitting and shortstops are so valuable, so many teams are looking for shortstops. If you don't ...

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