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MLB Insider Has Major Update On Potential Cubs Trade

A general view of Wrigley Field.

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 30: A general view of Wrigley Field as the Chicago Cubs take on the Colorado Rockies on April 30, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The MLB trade deadline is fast approaching and the Chicago Cubs are reportedly close to pulling off a major trade. Chicago is in the market for a starting pitcher, and is in the hunt for a four-time All-Star.

The Cubs are reportedly closing in on a deal that would bring Texas Rangers pitcher Cole Hamels to Chicago. According to a report from Joel Sherman of the New York Post, Chicago has a "real chance" of finalizing a deal as early as today.

Chicago owns the NL Central lead, but Milwaukee isn't going anywhere. The Cubs feel they need an extra lefty in the rotation and Hamels could be that piece.

Here are the details from Sherman.

Hamels is a four-time All-Star - as recently as 2016. The veteran left-hander has a 4.72 ERA in 20 games this season with a 5-9 record.

Texas sits 19 games under .500 and 24.5 games out of first place in the AL West making the team sellers at this point in the season. Hamels would join a rotation of Jon Lester, Kyle Hendricks, Jose Quintana, and more.

Stay tuned for the latest MLB trade rumors.