Cubs Close to Trading Zambrano to Miami?

According to a report from Ken Rosenthal, the Cubs are close on a deal that would send Carlos Zambrano to the Miami Marlins. Reports from Venezuela earlier on Wednesday indicated a deal could be in the works.

Carlos Zambrano would have to waive his no-trade clause in order for the Cubs to trade him to Miami.

Updated 5:49pm CST: According to a report from Enrique Rojas, the Cubs and Marlins are discussing a Zambrano for Chris Volstad swap. According to reports out of Miami, Matt Dominguez could be in the deal. David Kaplan is reporting the trade could be finalized in 24-48 hours.

Carlos Zambrano has been pitching in the Venezuela Winter League but was reportedly shutdown recently due to a leg injury.

There has been no indication of what the Cubs could be receiving in return or how much of his contract that would have to eat. Zambrano is owed $18 million for 2012, the last guaranteed year of his contract. There is a vesting option for 2013 on Zambrano’s contract worth $19.25 million.

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