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Cubs trade rumors: Chicago discussing Carlos Carrasco with Indians

The Chicago Cubs are still in the starting pitching market, discussing a wide range of options.

David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago is exploring every possible option for starting pitching and now Carlos Carrasco has joined that list. The Cubs have been engaged in dialogue with the Indians on Carrasco, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.

The Cubs are going to have some competition for Carrasco, as the Red Sox are looking for controllable pitching, and have talked with the Indians about him.

Beyond a need for starting pitching, the Cubs also have been in the market for bullpen help. They've talked with the Padres, who are trying to move Tyson Ross and Craig Kimbrel. They are also working on a deal with Orioles for reliever Tommy Hunter. Baltimore is looking for salary relief (Hunter is owed about $1.5 million) and to add a minor leaguer by dealing Hunter.