Breaking News: OF Reed Johnson Broke his foot when he foul a ball off it and is out at least a month. Sam Fuld is expected to be called up from Triple A Iowa.
Hot Stove Cubbies mentions the Cubs might be working on a 3-way trade with the Royals and Pirates. The Cubs will get John Grabow and Mark Teahen, Royals get Tom Gozelanny and a PTBNL from the Cubs and the Pirates get prospects. His source also says the Cubs are "working hard" to try to acquire both.
I would be in favor with that. Mark Teahen will play second and is batting over .290, John Grabow will be a lefty specialist then.
Could the Cubs be interested Orioles closer George Sherrill? Ken Rosenthal reports that 8 teams are interested on George Sherrill and 2 or 3 teams have actually discussed him.
That would be hard for the Cubs with the lack of prospects and they don't want to trade there top ones in any trades.
The Cubs optioned Jeff Stevens to Triple A and called up Mitch Atkins from Triple A Iowa.
Geovany Soto might be set to return to the Cubs next week.
BJ Ryan pitched for Iowa Cubs yesterday in relief giving up just 1 walk.
NL Central Update:
The Brewers are not pursuing pitchers Jarrod Washburn of the Mariners.
The Pirates traded Jack Wilson and Ian Snell to the Mariners for Jeff Clement, Ronny Cedeno, Aaron Pribanic, Brett Lorin and Nathan Adcock.
I will keep you posted as the Deadline is about 2 days away.