12/8 The latest on Milton
The Cubs may be close to finding Milton Bradley a new home.
There were reports Tuesday that the Cubs have found another American League team — not the Tampa Bay Rays or Texas Rangers — who are interested in the volatile outfielder. GM Jim Hendry has been tight-lipped about the negotiations to the point that he is keeping the majority of his staff out of the talks.
Hendry did meet late Monday with Bradley’s agents, Seth and Sam Levinson, at the Indianapolis Marriott.
A team official denied there would be an announcement Tuesday, but another said there was a possibility they could have word on Wednesday at the Winter Meetings.
One report said the Cubs were talking to the Seattle Mariners, who would like to move pitcher Carlos Silva. The right-hander is 6-18 over the last two seasons, and is owed $23 million over the next two years. But a Cubs official denied the Mariners were in the mix.
It would seem that the Angels might match up because they want to move Gary Matthews Jr., but a team official said Bradley isn’t going to Anaheim.
— Carrie Muskat