The MLB non-waiver trade deadline came and went on Sunday afternoon with the Cubs not making any deals. The Cubs made only one change (Kosuke Fukudome) to a team that is on track for a 100-loss season.
Sunday was an extremely quiet day on the Cubs front … with little to no news or rumors. The week leading up to the deadline, Jim Hendry said he would not be blowing up his roster or making many changes, if any at all. Players such as Marlon Byrd, Kerry Wood, Carlos Pena, Reed Johnson and Carlos Marmol reportedly received interest from other teams but Jim Hendry decided to hold on to all of their players.
The Cubs lone change to their roster happened Thursday when Kosuke Fukudome and $3.9 million were sent to the Cleveland Indians for minor leaguers Abner Abreu (Class-A Outfielder) and Carlton Smith (Triple-A RHP).
The Cubs can still make trades but those players, as well as players that the Cubs could receive in return, must clear waivers.
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