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Cubs GM: Team will be 'active' at trade deadline

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Chicago Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer said he expects his team to be active as the trade deadline approaches.

The MLB non-waiver trading deadline is Thursday at 4 p.m. ET.

The team has already traded pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel and infielder/outfielder Emilio Bonifacio could be on his way out of town as well, according to ESPN.com.

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"Tomorrow is moving day," Hoyer said. "Things will get a lot more serious as we move into tomorrow. People are somewhat reluctant on the last day. I expect to be active. We're having a lot of conversations." 

Outfielder Nate Schierholtz and pitcher Carlos Villanueva could be dealt as both are in the last season of their contracts. The Cubs are 44-61 this season and are headed for their fifth straight last place finish in the National League Central.

- Scooby Axson

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