Monday July 28th, 2014

A Chicago Cubs executive said the team has "zero interest" in trading for Tampa Bay Rays starter David Price, reports Bob Nightengale of USA Today.

According to the report, the Cubs are unwilling to part with their top prospects in a potential deal.

Chicago has three players in the top 10 of Baseball America's latest Top 50 prospects ranking: third baseman Kris Bryant is No. 2, shortstop Addison Russell is No. 5 and shortstop Javier Baez is No. 7.

It's unclear if the Rays plan on trading Price, as the team has played its way into contention after a poor start to the season. Tampa Bay entered Monday just 4.5 games behind in the race for the second American League wild card spot despite being 18 games under .500 earlier this year.

The Milwaukee Brewers and St. Louis Cardinals, two of Chicago's division rivals, have both expressed interest in Price recently.

The Cubs entered Monday at 42-61 and in last place in the National League Central. Price is currently 11-7 with a 3.08 ERA in 22 starts this season.

- Ben Estes

 

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