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Sunday, July 24, 2011
Sources: Teams eye Kosuke Fukudome

By Bruce Levine



With the trade deadline fast approaching, at least four teams are zeroing in on Chicago Cubs outfielder Kosuke Fukudome, according to major league sources.

Fukudome wasn’t shocked to hear his name has been prominent in trade talks.

“It really doesn’t bother me,” he said through his interpreter. “As long as I’m a player and people are interested in me, I take it as a compliment.”

The Cleveland Indians are one of several teams that have a focus on bringing in a veteran outfielder and the 34-year-old Fukudome may fit the bill.

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