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Dale Sveum: No Prince Fielder talks

Updated: December 16, 2011, 6:34 PM ET
By Bruce Levine | ESPNChicago.com

Manager Dale Sveum said talk of the Chicago Cubs' pursuit of free agent slugger Prince Fielder has been overblown.

"At this point it's a lot of media talk," Sveum said Friday when he officially announced his first coaching staff as Cubs manager. "We haven't had any talks with Prince. I haven't had any conversations. Again it's a lot of media talk."

However, the Cubs remain involved in conversations with Fielder's agent Scott Boras, a source familiar with the situation told ESPNChicago.com.

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