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Chicago Cubs: Trade rumors, transactions, news, notes

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'Zero chance' Blue Jays land Samardzija

Toronto is expected to pursue one-year rentals instead.

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Giants, Royals scouting Jeff Samardzija

The Royals and Giants had high-level scouts in attendance at Samardzija's last start.

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Mariners expected to consider Hammel, Samardzija

The Cubs will ask for a ransom, but if Jack Zduriencik can whittle Chicago's demands down to something manageable, the M's could end up with Jeff Samardzija or Jason Hammel.

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Chicago Cubs trade deadline preview

The Chicago Cubs have the worst record in baseball and a pile of talent just over a year away from the majors. The 2014 trade deadline could add additional talent to their prospect stockpile.

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Orioles making a push for Jeff Samardzija

The Cubs are reportedly scouting Dylan Bundy, Kevin Gausman, Hunter Harvey, and Eduardo Rodriguez, among others.

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Offseason review: Chicago Cubs

Another year, another losing season for the Chicago Cubs. But there's hope on the horizon, Theo Epstein's administration stocking the farm system with high end talent that should begin arriving this year. Will it be enough to give Cubs fans what they've always wanted?

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Javier Baez: Wait 'til next year

Chicago's top prospect looks poised to crest the majors in 2014, but Cubs fans might be better off waiting for 2015 to get excited.

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Gregg drawing interest

The Cubs are expected to move the closer before the trade deadline.

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Cubs receive strong haul in return for Garza

The Rangers paid a steep but fair price to acquire Matt Garza before the trade deadline.

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Rangers get Garza

Ending weeks of speculation, the Texas Rangers have reportedly traded for Matt Garza.

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Cubs, Garza discuss extension

Weeks before the trade deadline, the Cubs are suddenly interested in extending Matt Garza. Hmm...

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Floyd to have Tommy John

The White Sox pitcher would miss the remainder of the year and the beginning of the 2014 season if he has the surgery.

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Cubs promote Sweeney, option Sappelt

Chicago has swapped a righty-hitting outfielder for a lefty in the hopes that Sweeney can have better luck at the plate.

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Garza back on track

It appears Garza's brief battle with "dead arm" has passed.

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Cubs finalize top pick

Chicago plans to choose between the top two college pitchers in the draft with their first pick in June's draft.

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Garza has 'dead arm'

The right-hander was supposed to start at Double-A on Wednesday, but has been shut down instead.

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Cubs claim Borbon

The Cubs have claimed outfielder Julio Borbon off waivers from the Rangers.

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Cubs not interested in Big Z

Despite a recent visit, the Cubs have no interest in free agent Carlos Zambrano.

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Teams monitoring Garza

While he's yet to throw a pitch this season, Matt Garza is already on teams' wish lists.

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Fujikawa hits DL

Chicago will go with a closer-by-committee while Fujikawa is out, which didn't work too well Sunday night...

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Chicago Cubs add Kevin Gregg, Kameron Loe

The Cubs add a pair of pitchers to bolster their bullpen depth.

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Sticking with Marmol

The Cubs are will continue using Carlos Marmol as closer, for now.

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No love for Marmol

Should Cubs right-hander Carlos Marmol lose his role of closer after just one game? One reporter thinks so.

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All options open on Soriano

The Cubs have retained Alfonso Soriano throughout the offseason, but they are keeping all options open when it comes to the veteran outfielder.

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Barney placed on DL

Chicago Cubs second baseman Darwin Barney will be sidelined for more than just Opening Day due to a laceration on his knee.

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Moscoso outrighted to Triple-A

Right-hander Guillermo Moscoso has cleared waivers, and the Chicago Cubs have outrighted him to Triple-A.

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Cubs claim Moscoso

The Chicago Cubs have claimed right-hander Guillermo Moscoso off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays.

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Baker out 'til July

The Chicago Cubs suffered a blow when Scott Baker started having elbow trouble this spring. Now, he's been diagnosed with a muscle strain and is unlikely to return until July.

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Soriano, Marmol staying put?

The Cubs are unlikely to trade Alfonso Soriano or Carlos Marmol prior to Opening Day.

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Cubs complete minor trade

The San Diego Padres have traded minor league first baseman/outfielder Jose Dore to the Chicago Cubs.

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D'backs return Peralta

The Arizona Diamondbacks have returned right-hander Starling Peralta -- who they selected in the Rule 5 Draft over the offseason -- to the Chicago Cubs.

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Cubs' prospect breaks wrist bone

The Cubs' top pick in the 2012 Draft will be out of game action until May.

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Garza gone 'til May

Cubs right-hander Matt Garza will resume a throwing program today, but he's not expected to make his regular season debut until early May.

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Cubs not yet shopping Marmol

The Cubs do not expect to trade Marmol until after the start of the regular season.

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Garza to resume throwing

Matt Garza has been cleared to resume his throwing program.

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Cubs to sell in July?

The Cubs have high hopes for 2013, but they won't hesitate to move players come July if they aren't in contention.

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Yanks unlikely to acquire Soriano

Cubs sources can't imagine the Yankees pursuing outfielder Alfonso Soriano.

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Yanks considering Soriano?

The New York Yankees will not give up a top or even "good prospect" in exchange for Chicago Cubs outfielder Alfonso Soriano.

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Soriano open to trade

The veteran outfielder is interested in a change of scenery, but only if the Cubs struggle like they did last year, and only if specific teams come calling.

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Garza out for Opening Day?

The right-hander strained a left lat muscle during his first bullpen session on Sunday. An MRI will likely determine his fate with regards to Opening Day.

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Samardzija turned down 5-year extension

The right-hander still wants to get a deal done with Chicago at some point, but the two sides were not quite on the same page this winter.

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Cubs set for spring?

The Cubbies' roster is likely set for spring training, says GM Jed Hoyer.

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Cubs DFA Lendy Castillo

To make room for the newly signed Carlos Villanueva, the Chicago Cubs have designated reliever Lendy Castillo for assignment.

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Cubs Sign Hairston

The Cubs nabbed a low-risk outfielder in Hairston.

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Upton for Castro a No-Go

Yet another team has balked at the asking price for Justin Upton. The Chicago Cubs cut off talks with Arizona after learning the right fielder would cost them SS Starilin Castro.

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Cubbies, Garza avoid arb

Chicago has secured their No. 1 starter for his final season before hitting the open market.

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Cubs, Valbuena avoid arbitration

The Cubs avoided arbitration with Luis Valbuena and agreed on a one-year deal.

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Cubs sign Lillibridge and McDonald

The veterans signed minor-league contracts and are invited to spring training.

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O's, Cubs, Tigers talking trade?

Rick Porcello and J.J. Hardy could be on the move if a deal is struck.

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Garza available soon?

Chicago may listen to trade possibilities this spring.

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Cubs Ink Dontrelle Willis

The Chicago Cubs are taking a flyer on Dontrelle Willis, giving the lefty a minor league contract for the 2013 season.

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No Yuni at 3B for Cubs

Betancourt is talking with 4 teams, but the Cubs are not one of them.

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Cubs sign Takahashi

Chicago has also invited the lefty reliever to spring training.

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Cubs sign Edwin Jackson

Chicago has finally nabbed the big-name starter they have been looking for on a four-year deal.

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Cubs sign Villanueva

Chicago has added another pitcher, this time for two years and $10 million.

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Cubs lead race for Jackson

Chicago is said to be offering a deal in the four-year, $52 million range for the right-hander.

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Jackson finalists: Cubs & Rangers

The free-agent right-hander is deciding between Chicago and Arlington.

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Cubs shopping Soriano

The Chicago Cubs are willing to pay about $26 million of the $36 million outfielder Alfonso Soriano has remaining on his current contract if they are able to get the "right prospect" in return.

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Cubs sign Chang-Yong Lim

The veteran closer signs with the Cubs on a two-year deal, but will be unavailable to pitch until at least late 2013 as he recovers from Tommy John surgery.

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Cubs claim Sandy Rosario

The Chicago Cubs have claimed right-hander Sandy Rosario off waivers from the Boston Red Sox.

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Cubs shopping Soriano

The Cubs have held preliminary talks involving Alfonso Soriano with the Philadelphia Phillies and Houston Astros.

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Garza begins throwing program

Garza threw off a mound Monday for the first time since going down with an elbow problem in July.

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NL Central Notes

Three different teams have won the NL Central in the past four seasons and the division should be as competitive as ever in 2013. Here are the latest signings and rumors in the division.

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Stewart Back With Cubs

The Cubs have resigned third basemen Ian Stewart.

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Cubs sign Nate Schierholtz

After being non-tendered by the Philadelphia Phillies, Nate Schierholtz joins his third different organization in the past year.

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Marmol on the block

Chicago has informed the closer that he is being made available in a trade.

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