Monday, July 29, 2013
Schierholtz next to be moved?
By Jesse Rogers
CHICAGO -- Outfielder Nate Schierholtz is “most likely” the next Chicago Cubs player who will be moved before Wednesday’s major league trade deadline, according to a league source.
Schierholtz has been on a tear lately, hitting .357 with three home runs on the Cubs' recently completed road trip. He had a hit in every contest but the first and last games of the trip.
“From just a baseball standpoint, the more teams interested in you the better,” Schierholtz said before Monday’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers. “It’s not really something you think about when you’re on the field, though.”
Schierholtz has repeatedly professed his happiness with being a Cub, expressing that to management in recent days as well.
“My agent has let them know over the past week or so, so they know where I stand,” Schierholtz said. “I’m happy here, I want to be part of the future here. I want to stay.”
Schierholtz signed a one-year contract last offseason, making him a prime candidate to be moved before Wednesday. He’s hitting .278 with 14 home runs and 43 RBIs in his first season as a everyday starter.
Schierholtz says he’s not on Twitter and doesn't follow the rumors considering he has no control over what management does.
“It’s just a lot of worry for nothing if it doesn’t end up happening,” he said.
The Texas Rangers are reportedly in the market for an outfielder while “two or three other teams” have shown interest in the Cubs right fielder, according to the source.