Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe is reporting the Chicago Cubs and Boston Red Sox may be finishing their compensation deal within the immediate future:
A Red Sox official indicated he expects comp decision on Theo Epstein "very soon."— Nick Cafardo (@nickcafardo) February 16, 2012
Epstein served as the general manager for the Red Sox from 2002 through 2011, but left the team after the Cubs fired longtime general manager Jim Hendry. In October, 2011, the Cubs acquired Epstein from the Red Sox for compensation to be determined late.
MLB commissioner Bud Selig elected to help resolve the issue. The Red Sox are reportedly expecting a significant player in return, while the Cubs appear to be offering only lower-ceiling prospects.
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