Found July 31, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
The Chicago Cubs have been the busiest team during the July trading season, and they may have more moves to make. MLB Trade Rumors' Tim Dierkes reports that the Cubs are very likely to trade either center fielder David DeJesus or right fielder Nate Schierholtz before the 4:00 p.m. EDT non-waiver trade deadline. FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal believes that DeJesus is the more likely trade candidate. Rosenthal made that claim Wednesday morning. Source: #Cubs expect to move either DeJesus or Schierholtz. DeJesus might be more likely; Schierholtz fits vs. RHPs in ’14. #Pirates on both — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 31, 2013 Both outfielders are under team control through 2014; Schierholtz becomes arbitration eligible and DeJesus's contract includes a $6.5 million team option. Both hit left handed, and Schierholtz has more power. Schierholtz is hitting .272, 14 HR, 43 RBI in 89 games while DeJesus is hitting .268, 6 HR, 24 RBI in 67 games. Dierkes claims a thin market for bats plus a possible salary of $4.2 million for Schierholtz next year makes him the more likely of the two to remain a Cub. ESPN's Jayson Stark, though, believes that Schierholtz is still more likely to go than two rumored relievers. More to watch on deadline day: #Cubs appear more likely to trade Nate Schierholtz than Gregg or Russell. — Jayson Stark (@jaysonst) July 31, 2013 The Cubs are still busy, and the deadline is just a few hours away. Follow Raymond on Twitter @RayBureau. Like Raymond’s “Baseball Bureau” page on Facebook. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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