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
The Astros optioned Matt Dominguez to minor-league camp on Sunday
After playing in the majors each of the last two seasons with the Marlins and the Astros it appears he will have to prove to his team that he is still a big league caliber player. At best, Dominguez can provide the long ball for desperate owners if he makes it back to the big leagues, but his batting average (career .233 BA) is hard to live with if that situation arises. Analysis: Matthew Beck