The Chicago Cubs are likely to deal pitcher Matt Garza in a potential trade despite rumors the team is working on an extension. Catcher Dioner Navarro is apparently a perfect fit in a package the Cubs are looking to send out in a Garza trade.
Navarro joined the team this past offseason on a one-year deal and has played very well. It’s strange the Cubs would want to deal him as well, but it certainly sweetens the pot for potential trade partners.
Paul Sullivan of The Chicago Tribune had the story first:
Navarro has eight home runs in in only 114 at-bats, and is one shy of his career high of nine, set in 2007 with Tampa Bay. The Cubs may move Navarro in the ongoing sell-off, and he could prove to be a more valuable chip than anyone imagined when he signed a one-year deal last winter.
Talk about a win for the Cubs. Navarro was not supposed to be a major signing for the Cubs, but he could end up being the critical piece that allows the team to deal Garza.
That is, you know, if the team really wants to deal Garza. Apparently Navarro may not have a say in the matter.
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