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With the summer trade deadline on the horizon, one arm to keep an eye on is Chicago Cubs right-handed starting pitcher Scott Feldman, according to Buster Olney of ESPN. With the Cubs clearly still rebuilding, Feldman is likely to become a trade chip if his impressive start continues.
The Cubs signed several veteran arms -- including Feldman, Edwin Jackson and Scott Baker -- this offseason to help supplement their starting rotation. Baker is injured and Jackson's off to a rough start, but Feldman has been solid thus far for Chicago.
After last night's appearance against his former club the Texas Rangers, Feldman has now maintained an ERA of 2.70 with 27 strikeouts to 14 walks over his first 36 2/3 innings of the season. Considering he'll be a free agent at the end of the year, the Cubs could look to cash in on the right-hander this summer.
Olney does caution that Feldman is known to go on similar streaks in the past. Still, the 30-year-old's timing couldn't be much better as he approaches the open market. Over nine seasons in the majors, Feldman owns a career ERA of 4.71 with a 1.73 strikeout-to-walk ratio.
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