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

Wednesday July 30th, 2014

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.

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