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MLB Injury News:
Chicago Cubs outfielder Alfonso Soriano remains on the trade
block, according to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, and right-hander Matt
Garza could join him once he regains his health, reports Jim Bowden of ESPN.
Focus on Garza is get him healthy and in our rotation.that could change because not signed past this year and we need to collect talent #SXM
— JIM BOWDEN (@JimBowdenESPNxm) January 27, 2013
Soriano could still be moved before the start of spring
training, according to Cafardo. Teams like the Baltimore Orioles and Texas
Rangers could be fits as they are looking “to make last-minute moves to
However, the Cubs won’t simply trade Soriano for nothing, as
he proved productive in 2012 and Chicago’s front office covets his clubhouse
When it comes to Garza, at this point the Cubs’ focus is on getting him healthy and back into their starting rotation. However, Bowden
notes that this could change closer to the 2013 trade deadline as Garza is in
the final year of his current contract and Chicago continues to target young
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