The Cubs and Indians have reportedly had trade talks and right-hand pitcher Danny Salazar has been mentioned, according to CBS Sports.
The Cubs have made adding depth to their pitching staff a top priority this offseason. The team has already signed Tyler Chatwood, Brandon Morrow and Drew Smyly.
Salazar, who turns 28 next month, went 5-6 with a 4.28 ERA in 19 starts and four relief appearances last season with the Indians.
In return, the Indians are reportedly looking to add a left-handed hitter.
Who could the Cubs deal for Salazar? Potentially Kyle Schwarber.
Now, the Cubs haven’t suggested the team has plans to trade Schwarber this offseason. But there have been several teams— including the Red Sox — that have reportedly expressed interest in the left-handed slugger.
After a slow start and a demotion to Class AAA Iowa last season, Schwarber finished batting .211 with 30 home runs and 50 RBI in 129 games.