According to a report from Bruce Levine on ESPN 1000, the Cubs are expected to sign Paul Bako within the next day. The report was made during an update on Thursday night.
The rumored one-year deal for Bako would be worth $750,000.
Updated 10:07pm C.T. – Bruce Levine reported the Cubs interest in Kevin Millar and Rich Aurilia during an interview on XM Radio Thursday night. The Giants agreed to a minor league contract with Juan Uribe on Thursday afternoon that includes an invitation to Spring Training. The deal could end up paying Uribe around $1 million in 2009.
Bruce Levine reported the Cubs interest in Uribe several times over the last week.
Update – 10:07pm C.T. – Bruce Levine joined Joe Castellano during MLB Live Late Edition (XM Radio) on Thursday night. Levine discussed the Cubs plans with Aaron Heilman and reiterated he thinks the Cubs will sign Paul Bako within the next day.
Levine briefly discussed the Cubs interest in Kevin Millar and Rich Aurilia. Apparently the Cubs are trying to add a right-handed bat that can come off the bench and backup both first and third base.