Originally posted on Fox Sports Florida  |  Last updated 1/4/12
MIAMI (AP) -- A person familiar with the negotiations says the Chicago Cubs have reached a deal to trade pitcher Carlos Zambrano to the Miami Marlins for pitcher Chris Volstad. The person confirmed the deal to The Associated Press on Wednesday on condition of anonymity because the teams hadn't announced a trade. The swap is pending physicals and approval by Major League Baseball. Zambrano wore out his welcome with the Cubs after repeated meltdowns. The former ace cleaned out his locker and talked about retiring after being ejected during a loss to Atlanta on Aug. 12. He was suspended without pay and then it was decided he would sit out the rest of the season. Zambrano went 9-7 with a 4.82 ERA and has a year left on a 91.5 million, five-year deal.
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