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2011 MLB Hot Stove: Chicago Cubs Interested In Jason Varitek And Tim Wakefield, According To Report

According to Phil Rogers of the Chicago Tribune, the Cubs are interested in a couple of players with whom Theo Epstein is quite familiar. Since Chicago non-tendered Koyie Hill, they are reportedly considering Jason Varitek for that spot. And knuckleballer Tim Wakefield could be a relatively low cost pitching solution:

After non-tendering Koyie Hill, have some interest in long-time Jason Varitek. His CERA last year: 3.57.

are also checking out Tim Wakefield. In both cases, nothing seems imminent and interest could end if they acquire other guys.

Both free agents were long-time members of the Boston Red Sox--Wakefield since 1995, Varitek since 1997. Wakefield posted a 5.12 ERA last season, while Varitek hit .221/.300/.423 in 68 games.

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