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Cubs weighing bullpen, rotation options

12/8/2010

The Cubs continue to pursue acquiring players on all different fronts. (I've already highlighted that they are discussing a trade for Rays' starter Matt Garza, here.)

The team also is interested in middle reliever Jason Frasor of the Toronto Blue Jays, according to a scouting source. The Cubs did their best but failed to obtain Frasor last year in a trade.

Meanwhile, medical documents on former Cy Young winner Brandon Webb, a major league source said, have been sent to Cubs' team doctors to analyze. Webb has had arm issues since blowing out his shoulder on Opening Day 2009. Webb and the Cubs might be a good match on a one-year contract with incentives built in, if the doctors sign off on the medicals.

The Texas Rangers and Cubs still are talking about a deal that would send infielder Chris Davis to the Cubs. Minor-league catcher Robinson Chirinos and another prospect is what Texas is seeking in return. Chicago also wants right-handed pitcher Darren O’Day thrown into the deal. O’Day had a terrific year for the Ragners in 2010, with a 6-2 record in 72 appearances.

Right now, the Cubs’ main focus is the Garza deal. The other situations are, for now, on the backburner.