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The Cubs Are Reportedly Making "Inroads" On A Major 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 Cubs have been somewhat quiet on the MLB's trading market so far this month, but big moves could be coming for Chicago as the trade deadline approaches.

Chicago might be in line to land a veteran, former star starting pitcher before next week's trade deadline, according to a new report.

MLB insider Joel Sherman is reporting that Texas Rangers starting pitcher Cole Hamels could be heading to the Cubs.

Chicago is reportedly making inroads on a move for Hamels, who is believed to be very available in a trade.

Hamels, 34, is struggling this season, but he's a proven starting pitcher with serious experience. Perhaps a move to a contender could revitalize his career. We saw something similar happen last year when Justin Verlander was traded from Detroit to Houston.

An issue for the Cubs and Rangers could be money - Hamels is still owed a lot - but it could be worked out.

"Between rest of salary this yr plus buyout on 2019 option, Hamels owed roughly $14.2M. Hear that if deal with Cubs goes thru they will pick up about $4M and give up secondary prospects. But NO deal is in place yet, Cubs just more involved than other suitors," Sherman reports.

The MLB's trade deadline is set for next week. Stay tuned.