Aug 01, 2012; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Nationals starting pitcher Edwin Jackson (33) pitches during the first inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Chicago Cubs Interested In Edwin Jackson

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The Chicago Cubs just missed out on signing free agent pitcher Anibal Sanchez, but they have wasted no time in turning their attention to another available right-hand on the market. Phil Rogers of the Chicago Tribune writes:

According to Sirius XM and ESPN’s Jim Bowden, the Cubs and Rangers are finalists for signing former White Sox right-handed Edwin Jackson. Bowden had previously said the Padres were in the lead for Jackson but said Tuesday night that they dropped out when Jackson and his agent, Scott Boras, demanded a fourth year.

The 29-year-old Jackson has produced double-digit wins in each of the past five seasons. Perhaps the most appealing fact about Jackson is his age. He is younger than Sanchez and numerous starting pitchers that were on the market.

Jackson will be a name to watch in the coming days. If the Cubs can land the right-hander, he will be a great addition to their rotation.

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