From the Wire … Cubs Deal Zambrano to Miami for Chris Volstad

According to multiple reports, the Cubs have agreed in principal on a trade that would send Carlos Zambrano to the Miami Marlins for Chris Volstad. The deal is pending approval from the commissioner’s office due to the amount of money included in the deal … reports are suggesting between $15 and $17 million will be sent to the Marlins along with Zambrano. Both players also have to pass physicals before the trade can be announced.

It appears the Carlos Zambrano era with the Chicago Cubs will officially come to an end in the next 24 hours.

The Marlins selected Chris Volstad in the first round of the 2005 draft. The 25-year old, 6-foot-8 pitcher posted a 5-13 record in 29 starts last season with a 4.89 ERA and a 1.43 WHIP. Volstad was 2-5 in 15 road starts with a 4.89 ERA and a 1.48 WHIP.

Volstad is arbitration eligible for the first time in 2012 after being paid $445,000 last season. The Cubs have Volstad under control through the 2014 season.

Chris Volstad’s Page on Baseball-Reference

Stay Tuned … will update when additional information is made available.

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