Updated 4:50: Tigers GM said that he does not want to have Milton Bradley on his team.
Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune reports "there has been no conversation with any team about Bradley." We can probably now put these rumors to rest.
2:47pm: MLB.com's Jason Beck tweets, "Milton Bradley to Tigers? Not happening. According to one source, his name hasn't come up in Tigers discussions all year."
For what it's worth, the Chicago Sun-Times is also now reporting the rumor, but basically echoes the information below. We've yet to recieve word from a major media outlet on possible negotiations.
ChicagoNow.com's David Kaplan has heard from "two very solid baseball sources" that the rumor is true.
As Kaplan writes, "the Tigers have scouted Bradley and are interested depending on how much of his contract the Cubs are willing to eat." A change of scenery would probably do the 31-year-old outfielder some good. He's currently batting .242/.375/.368 with six home runs and 22 RBI in 231 at-bats.
According to Steve Stone of WSCR Chicago, the Tigers have shown some level of interest in Cubs outfielder Milton Bradley. The rumor isn't being reported by any other source, and with Carlos Guillen back in the fold in Detroit, it doesn't make a ton of sense. Perhaps Bradley could serve as the Tigers' DH. We'll keep you updated if the rumor grows any more legs.
The Cubs placed Ted Lilly on the 15 day DL today with a sore shoulder and is expected to be out for 3 weeks. The corresponding move is they called up pitcher Justin Berg from Triple A Iowa.
Ken Rosenthal stated that the Cubs are not pursuing a catcher. That can be good news that they have faith in Koyie Hill and Jake Fox and Soto might be coming back soon. Soto took bating practice today before the game today.
Bruce Levine said the Pirates and Cubs are discussing a trade that would send the Cubs left hander Tom Gozelanny and lefty John Grabow and the Pirate get 4 prospects. With Lilly going down that trade can be on the horizon now.
Bruce Levine also mention the Cubs will look at Mark Kotsay who was DFA by the Red Sox earlier in the week.
NL Central Update:
The Reds and Jays are discussing Scott Rolen.
Jon Heyman reported yesterday that Reds pitcher Bronson Arroyo was placed on the trading block.
I will keep you posted.