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Rays said to be targeting Javier Baez in talks with Cubs



The Rays' trade talks with the Chicago Cubs are said to be focused on getting INF Javier Baez in return for pitching, a major-league source told the Times.

Baez, 23, would provide the kind of young impact bat the Rays seek. He has played parts of the last two seasons with the Cubs after starring in the minors.

The Rays have pitching depth to deal from - either of their two late-inning relievers, Jake McGee or Brad Boxberger, and a starter from the group of Drew Smyly, Matt Moore, Jake Odorizzi and Erasmo Ramirez.

There is no confirmation of any deal, or a clear sense of how far along they are or likely to reach agreement. 

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[Last modified: Monday, December 7, 2015 10:12am]


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