Nationals, Cubs, Brewers Inquired On James Loney

12:22pm: A Dodgers source tells Yahoo's Steve Henson Loney will not be traded because he'd be too expensive to replace on the open market (Twitter link).  Rosenthal now agrees that Loney will not be traded.

11:39am: The Nationals, Cubs, and Brewers have inquired on Dodgers first baseman James Loney, reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.  Loney is available, says Rosenthal.  Rosenthal notes that the Brewers would only want him in the unlikely event of a Prince Fielder trade.  The Cubs and Nationals appear to be focused on Carlos Pena, says Rosenthal.

Loney was tendered a contract on December 2nd, so he'll earn $4.5-5MM in 2011 after a disappointing '10 season.  The Dodgers' asking price doesn't appear to be reasonable, as MLB.com's Bill Ladson tweets that they wanted Ian Desmond and Jordan Zimmermann from Washington.


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