Cubs Trade Rumors: DeJesus, LaHair And Soriano Among Chicago's Trade Candidates

The Chicago Cubs, stuck at 15 games behind the NL Central-leading Pittsburgh Pirates, rank as one of the few teams in the National League poised to be sellers by the 2012 MLB trade deadline.

As such, it appears three Cubs outfielders may be available for the right price. According to MLB Trade Rumors analysts Ben Nicholson-Smith, OF David DeJesus, RF/1B Bryan LaHair and LF Alfonso Soriano could all end the season with a different team:

David DeJesus, Cubs - DeJesus can play all three outfield positions and has a .271/.359/.387 batting line through 311 plate appearances. He earns just $4.25MM per season through 2013. So far there's no indication the Cubs have made him available.
Bryan LaHair, Cubs - There's no urgency for the Cubs to move LaHair, who posted an impressive .286/.364/.519 batting line en route to an All-Star berth.
Alfonso Soriano, Cubs - Soriano could draw trade interest despite his over-sized contract. I discussed him in detail earlier this year. Soriano's contract will clear waivers, so the Cubs could trade him in August without restrictions.

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Chicago. For more comprehensive coverage, visit Cubs blog Bleed Cubbie Blue. For more MLB coverage, check out Baseball Nation as well as MLB Daily Dish.

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