According to a report from ESPN citing the New York Post as the source, the Yankees inquired about the availability of Carlos Zambrano. The Yankees are looking to add another starting pitcher this off-season.
The Post indicated the Cubs asking price for Carlos Zambrano is too high.
Updated 11:57am C.S.T. – According to a report from ESPN 1000’s Bruce Levine, the Cubs have not spoken with the Yankees about Carlos Zambrano.
Brett Gardner joined Holden Kushner and Jim Bowden on Monday morning (Baseball This Morning – XM Radio) and was asked about the rumor. Gardner said he would prefer to remain with the Yankees but thinks playing for the Cubs would be fun.
Gardner is looking for an opportunity to play on a daily basis.
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Update – According to the report from Bruce Levine, the Cubs and Yankees have not discussed a deal involving Carlos Zambrano. Zambrano is in Chicago “working diligently” in preparation for next season.
As Levine pointed out, Carlos Zambrano has a full no-trade clause.
Barry Praver, Zambrano’s agent, has not spoken to the Cubs about a possible deal for Zambrano … ESPN Chicago learned the report from the Post was pure speculation.
“I’ve had zero discussions with the Cubs about a possible trade. I’ve talked to them on numerous occasions, and the topic has never come up.”