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Cubs trade rumors: Chicago pushing hard for Tyson Ross

The Chicago Cubs have been linked to Tyson Ross and may look to get a deal done tonight.

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Tyson Ross has become a top commodity in the starting pitching market, especially with Cole Hamels and David Price off the board. The Padres starter has been linked to a number of teams over the past couple of weeks and it appears that a deal will get done before the trade deadline, according to Bob Nightengale.

Ross had been linked to the Houston Astros, where talks between the two teams were "gaining steam" late last night and is still a possible destination for the righty. The Padres also have James Shields and Andrew Cashner available in terms of starting pitching, and Craig Kimbrel is drawing interest from teams needing bullpen help.

Chicago and San Diego have been discussion pitching, with the Padres having a surplus of it. In return, the Padres are looking to acquire an under-control bat, and have discussed Javier Baez, as well as Starlin Casto.