CUBS IN BRIEF: A few more youngsters might be on the horizon :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: Cubs:
"...But manager Lou Piniella said he expects the team to make moves before the July 31 trade deadline that might mean even more young players....''We probably will be sellers,'' Piniella said before the Cubs' 6-4 victory Tuesday against the Diamondbacks. ''We [he and general manager Jim Hendry] haven't broached that subject much, just briefly. I would anticipate that if the organization can make a move or two that they might.''...
Meanwhile, it's no secret the Cubs are trying to ease their outfield logjam by trading Kosuke Fukudome and the $20 million or so left on his contract. Left-hander Ted Lilly and first baseman Derrek Lee, both of whom are in the final year of their contracts, also are said to be on the block."
SP Jay Jackson in AAA and current middle reliver Andrew Cashner figure to get looks in the rotation.