Cubs Close On Milton Bradley Trade?

6:03pm:'s Jordan Bastian says Bradley is not a fit for the Jays.

5:37pm: A high-level Mariners official shot down the Cubs-Mariners rumor, according to Wittenmyer.

5:34pm: Another AL team – not the Angels or Mariners - is involved in the Bradley talks, according to's Carrie Muskat.

5:27pm: Bruce Miles of the Daily Herald reports that no deal is imminent. One Cubs person tells Miles that the team is more likely to complete a deal tomorrow.

5:17pm: Yahoo's Tim Brown reports that the Cubs and Mariners are talking about a Bradley for Carlos Silva swap, though nothing is imminent.

5:12pm: Wittenmyer reports that the deal is "three quarters done." Three teams are involved, but the Rangers and Rays aren't among them.

4:12pm: The Cubs are close on trade with a "surprise AL team" for Milton Bradley, tweets Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times.  He says the deal could happen tonight.  We know the Royals aren't in on Bradley, and the Rangers or Rays wouldn't be a surprise.  So let's hear your guesses.

On the other hand, we talked to someone familiar with the situation who said there's "nothing new" on Bradley.  Early this morning, the Chicago Tribune's Paul Sullivan had this to say:

Sources outside the organization insist the best bet remains a deal with the Rays involving Pat Burrell, whom the Cubs would try to deal elsewhere, possibly to the Blue Jays for prospects.

Meanwhile Yahoo's Tim Brown tweets that Seattle is a possible destination for Bradley, in a trade for Carlos SilvaJoel Sherman of the New York Post says the Rangers are no longer interested.

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