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2012 MLB Trade Deadline: Cubs Deny Report That They Would Be Willing To Deal SS Starlin Castro

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USA Today's Bob Nightengale reported on Thursday that the Chicago Cubs are willing to trade just about everyone on their roster, including shortstop Starlin Castro:

The Cubs are letting teams know that nearly everyone but starter Jeff Samardzija is available, two high-ranking team officials told USA TODAY Sports on condition of anonymity because of competitive reasons.

Matt Garza and Ryan Dempster are veterans starters who can fill out the top of a rotation for a contender. Shortstop Starlin Castro already is a star at 22 but can be obtained for two impact prospects.

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However, according to this report from the Sun-Times, multiple team sources have denied that the team is willing to part ways with its young star.

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