The Marlins have already made a huge splash this offseason, adding Hanley Ramirez and Mark Buehrle in free agency. Now, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, they appear close to another blockbuster move.
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Zambrano, 30, has pitched his entire 11-year major league career with the Cubs to date. He had a bad year in 2011, putting up a career-worst 4.82 ERA. He battled minor injuries and also clashed with the Cubs' organization off the field, even threatening at one point to retire. The team shut him down for the season on Sept. 2. If they want to move Zambrano and his $91.5 million contract, the Cubs must first get the hefty hurler to waive his no-trade clause. He would likely do so, Rosenthal reports, to play for Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen, a fellow Venezuelan.