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According to Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post, talks are over between the Cubs and Nationals regarding a possible trade in which Chicago would get either reliever Tyler Clippard or Drew Storen. The Cubs are looking for bullpen help and a possible closer. Storen, 26, had that role. Kilgore reports that Nationals GM Mike Rizzo would need to have his “socks knocked off” to move either reliever.
The Cubs are looking for bullpen help and one name they are believed to be interested in is Nationals’ right-hander Drew Storen. In four seasons with the Nats, the right-hander has a 3.40 ERA in 232 games. Last season, he appeared in 68 games, finished 20, and averaged 8.5 strikeouts per nine innings. Storen, 26, was a first-round pick in 2009, and is arbitration eligible for the first time. His best season was 2011 when he totaled 43 saves and posted a 2.75 ERA over 75 1/3 innings. The Nationals are interested in finding some help for the bench and looking for a young, versatile player in return.
The Cubs are looking for a closer. So far this season, they’ve added lefty Wesley Wright to the bullpen, although that deal has not been officially announced. Wright still needed to take a physical to complete the deal.
– Carrie Muskat