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The Chicago Cubs have talked with multiple teams about trades involving ace Jeff Samardzija and veteran starter Jason Hammel.
Samardzija and Hammel are two of the bigger trade chips the Cubs will be dealing this season. How long they will wait to make the moves is not yet known, but there are a number of teams who are likely to be considered buyers on the market, so it might take a while before they find the deal they like.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Jed Lowrie left Monday's game with a thumb injury. He's going back to Houston Tuesday for an MRI.
In all likelihood Jonathan Villar or Marwin Gonzalez will fill in for Lowrie if he misses extended time, but there's an outside chance the first-place Astros call up uber-prospect Carlos Correa for his first major league taste. Correa is murdering the Texas League (Double-A) to the tune of .375/.429/.719 with four home runs and two stolen bases. He's worth a speculative add in competitive leagues until the situation becomes more clear. Astros GM Jeff Luhnow has hinted that he wouldn't be scared to "lift" Correa straight from Double-A at some point. Analysis: Spencer Silva