The Cubs are trying to trade starter Edwin Jackson in advance of next week's non-waiver trade deadline, according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com. Initial efforts have not been promising, and even the rotation-needy Yankees have told the Cubs that they are not interested in the right-hander.
Jackson, who turns 31 in September, has struggled all season, posting a 5-10 record and 5.61 ERA in 20 starts for the Cubs. He is due over $25 million through the next two and a half seasons, causing most teams to be reluctant to take on a high salary for lackluster performance.
Though the Yankees aren't interested, the Cubs could find a suitor among the many teams who are looking for rotation help this time of year. The Orioles, Mariners and Blue Jays come to mind as potential destinations for Jackson, if the Cubs are willing to eat some of his salary in the process.